Category Applestone In The Kitchen

In this Applestone in the Kitchen, we have extra time to make bolognese sauce instead of our usual quick pasta sauce with ground meat. If you happen to have lasagna noodles, use the sauce to make a traditional lasagna. Or just serve with pasta. Either way, the flavor is out of this world.
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For those of us at home flattening the curve of Covid-19 and cooking all meals, here’s our latest edition of Applestone in the Kitchen. Today we’re using a small amount of whatever sausage you have on hand to make a gravy. We’re serving it with biscuits made from scratch. If you want a little heartier meal, add some poached eggs. If you have any questions about cooking meat or want to know what ingredients you can substitute in any recipe, reach out and we will answer!
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For those of us non-essential workers doing the critical work of staying at home to flatten the curve of Covid-19, we’re launching a new recipe series: Applestone in the Kitchen. First up, here’s how to make cheeseburger helper from scratch with pantry staples you likely have on hand. If you have a recipe you’d like us to explain, any questions about cooking meat, or ingredient substitution quandaries, reach out. Stay safe!
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If you need cooking advice right now, especially about meat, we’re here for you! We’ve set up a form on our website or ask us on Instagram. A lot of people are currently being challenged to cook with whatever they have on hand in their fridges and cabinets. We’re all trying to stretch what we’ve got — getting creative to make meals we’d usually make to feed two now feed four or more. Some of us are even trying to learn to cook unusual cuts and new recipes. How can we help you cook?
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Kitchen supply shops can be overwhelming. It’s hard to tell what will last and what’s even worth it. Here, our staff shares their favorite kitchen gear — and mentions a few things you don’t need to buy. If you’re in the market for a gift or (re)stocking your own kitchen, read on.
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Maple water AKA maple sap is having a trendy moment (though people have been drinking it for centuries). If you live near maple trees, tap them and try cooking in the water to impart subtle sweetness to stews and braises. If you want sticky sweet flavor, use maple syrup.
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Want to learn how to spatchcock? It means the same thing as butterfly, but is a far better word. Just remove the spine and splay a chicken, turkey, or any bird open like a book. Then cook. We suggest brick chicken.
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Butchers and bone broth go way back — like, pre-Paleo. We’ve always loved its flavor and versatility. Call it bone broth, stock, whatever, it’s all meat water to us. Here’s how to make it.
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We make many different kinds of sausages — all with bold organic spices. So if you’re into sweet Italian or want to try a chocolate chorizo, we have sausage for you. Taste them all!
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You might find more than one kind of short ribs in our vending machines. Don’t let the names confuse you. They’re all delicious and should be cooked in different ways. Here’s a cheat sheet.
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A sharp knife is a must for butchers and home cooks alike, and it mostly comes down to regular honing. Here’s how to hone, how to sharpen, and what kind of knife to buy if you’re in the market for a new one.
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We will be stocking our machines throughout the week with fresh beef, pork, lamb, and chicken.

Safe shopping guidelines: Only (2) people should enter the store at a time, as our space is small. Use the tape markers on the floor to determine 6 feet of distance from one another. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and check @applestonemeat on Instagram for more frequent updates.
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