8 Steps to a Perfect Pumpkin Puree

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Tutorial1 Comment

how to make pumpkin puree

Step 1: Choose a pumpkin Here’s how to choose your pumpkin.   If you want your puree to have some natural pumpkin sweetness, go for a baking pumpkin. If you want a more all-purpose pumpkin that you can use for either sweet or savoury dishes, choose a carving pumpkin. These are the ones you typically find in big bins in front of your grocery store in October or sold by farmers in pop-up stands. Baking pumpkins tend to be more expensive, and harder to find! That’s why I tried to grow some this year. My vines had a lot of blossoms … Read More

Smoothie Tips and Hacks

Jessica Penner, RDDrink, Recipes, Tutorial6 Comments

smoothie tips and hacks

Don’t get the wrong impression from my last post, where I provide some caution about eating smoothies …  I’m actually a big fan of smoothies. I make them several times a week, and I’ve done so for the past 10 years or so. So, as a self-proclaimed smoothie expert, here are my top tips for getting the perfect smoothie. Texture Banana: This is the magical smoothie fruit. It has a subtle flavour so it won’t overpower the other flavours. BUT, don’t use an over ripe banana… they’re potent. Unless your intention is for your smoothie to taste like banana bread, use a just-ripe … Read More