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Prepare some of these appetizers ahead of time to avoid a last minute rush. After preperation, wrap or cover foods, making sure they are air tight. Chill or freeze foods quickly. Use foods within the given time to avoid loss of flavor and quality.
Juices make a light and wonderful appetizer. Garnish with fresh fruit or mint sprigs when serving juice cold or season with cloves or cinnamon when served warm. Herbs, Worcestershire sauce or hot pepper sauce can be added to vegetable juices.
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Soup is a liquid food. Some like it clear others like it thick. Regardless of your choice (broth, soup, stew, chili or chowder), a good stock is the basic ingredient. To create a meal-mate dish add cubed, chopped or pureed New York State vegetables to any of your favorites. Add milk to create a creamed vegetable soup. Or for a change of pace, try a cold summer fruit soup.
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Salads are usually cold, made of raw or sometimes cooked vegetables and fresh greens. They may include fruits, nuts, meats, seafood, shellfish, or eggs.
Use fresh NY ingredients. In the summer, add pasta or meat to create a light, refreshing meal. In the winter substitue cabbage for fresh lettuce. Be creative and think seasonal.
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Entrees are the main course of a meal NY State offers a wide selection: lamb, goat, pork, veal and beef turkey, tuck, chicken… a full bird array, buffalo, venison, rabbit, pheasant… NY Farm raised game.
Meat, poultry and game can be purchased in New York from either conventional or grass-based farms.
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To garnish the entrée, NY grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Spring greens, summer squash, autumn beans and winter root crops.
You can serve NY accompaniments year round.
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A sweet course may be as simple but as pleasant as fresh, local and in season NY harvested fruits. Strawberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples and grapes are few of NY’s most popular fruits. You might want to try some of the more exotic varieties NY grows such as quince, gooseberries, hardy kiwi and cranberries. Sweet or tart, NY fruit is the perfect ending to a NY meal.
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