How To Buy Pork Ribs

When buying pork ribs these are the main points you need to remember: 1. Look for pork ribs that have little surface fat and a reddish pink hue. Dark red pork ribs have developed acid content and won't keep or cook as well as the lighter colored ribs. 2. Don't worry about the “sell-by” date…

How To Buy Fresh Asparagus

When buying asparagus these are some of the main points you need to remember to get the best tasting stalks: 1. When choosing asparagus, you want straight, firm stalks that have tightly closed dark green or purple tips. This indicates that it is fresh. 2. While the diameter of the stalks doesn't matter when it…

How To Grill Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables can be great grilling accompaniments to the meat you serve. Here are some tips: 1. Grilling actually makes fruits and vegetables sweeter because it caramelizes their natural sugars which enhances their sweetness 2. For vegetables, choose those that gave a good grilling shape when sliced. Eggplant, onions, zucchini, yellow squash and bell…

How To Buy Fresh Strawberries

When buying strawberries these are the main things you need to remember: 1. While you can usually find strawberries at the grocery store year round, their peak season is from late May to early June. 2. If you are picking strawberries yourself off the vine, remember that they will not ripen after being picked. You…

How To Buy Fresh Pineapple

When buying pineapples these are the main things you need to remember: 1. Fresh pineapple should have a firm, hard shell. If the shell is soft in any area then the pineapple is not good and should not be purchased. 2. The “eyes” of the pineapple shell should not be watering. If there is liquid…