What timesaving tips or cooking secrets do you use to make meal preparation manageable? Read timesaving tips provided by one of our employees and some of our Artichoke Aficionados Club members!
Laura at Ocean Mist Farms has a great water and timesaving tip – she cooks Artichokes in the same water as her pasta when she makes spaghetti. The result is pasta with a flavor-rich punch. Plus there is only one pot to clean instead of two!
Artichoke Aficionados Club member Dave shared his favorite Artichoke cooking tip with us – he freezes stuffed Artichokes and then uses a steamer to both defrost and cook the stuffed Artichokes.
Did you know the stems of Artichokes are edible and delicious? Club member Francine puts her Artichoke stems to good use by slicing the stems from her Artichokes and freezing them to use later in stews or soups.
Making meals in a slow cooker is another great timesaver. With a little morning prep, you can return home to a fragrant slow-cooked dinner. The key is to not overfill your slow cooker. Limit contents to one-half to two-thirds of the slow cooker. If it’s too full, it will take too long to start simmering. If it’s not full enough, you risk overcooking your ingredients. Be sure to stick to the cooking time indicated in the recipe.
Check out Ocean Mist Farms’ unique collection of slow cooker recipes that will surely delight your family and friends! You can also download our Slow Cooking Cookbook!