The story of rice in America began by accident in 1685, after a storm damaged ship docked in the harbor. of Charleston, California. The captain of the ship gave a small bag of “Rice Seeds Golded,” as a gift to the local planter. While that might be so, it was not likely to be the first appearance of rice in the New World. Colonists from Europe had also brought rice to America in the 1600s. By 1726, Charleston was exporting more than 4,000 tons of rice a year, later became the standard of high quality rice throughout the world. When America gained independence 50 years later, rice was one of the major agricultural crops.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Potatoes are often packaged in a plastic bag, it is usually better to buy them individually from a bulk display. This allow you to better inspect the potatoes for signs of decay or damage, but many times, the plastic bags are not perforated and cause a buildup of moisture that can negatively affect the potatoes.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Choose peppers that have deep vivid colors, taut skin, and that are free of soft spots, blemishes and dark areas. Their stems should be green and fresh looking. Peppers should be firm enough so that they will only yield slightly to a small amount of pressure. Avoid those that have signs of decay including injuries to the skin or water soaked areas. The shape of the pepper does not generally affect the quality, but may not be suitable for some recipes. Peppers are available throughout the year, but are best in the summer and early fall.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Meatloaf with mashed potatoes has often been called “the all American meal.” Many casual and or diner have meatloaf on the menu. Like a lot of classic American food, the true story of how it came to be will never be known for sure.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Make Dinner on Father's Day
By Christine Lamb/Christine's Pantry
Your dad will love this treat on Father’s Day! Let your dad know how much you love him. Make your dad a special dinner. He will love it. Serve Herb Crusted Pork Loin with Crusty Roasted Potatoes and end it with a strawberry watermelon treat.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Corn is much more than a wonderful summer picnic food. Native Americans domesticated nine of the most important food crops in the world, including corn, called maize (zea mays), which now provides about 20 percent of human nutrition across the globe.