Lavender Honey Carrots & Easy Veggie Sides That Aren’t Salad

Nothing against salad. It’s just that when thinking of a veggie side, it’s often the first thing that comes to mind, and sometimes breaking out of the routine is just what you need to get inspired to eat more veggies. So try these three easy veggie sides to freshen up your dinner table, and maybe…

3 Healthy Recipes to Start off 2017 Right

Did you know Wolff’s website has a HUGE database of recipes? We’ve combed back through our site and realized that many of these delicious recipes don’t have a photo that does it justice! So this year we’ll be highlighting some of these once again, this time with a mouth-watering photo.  I’ve been trying to cook…

Broccoli Stir-Fry with Chicken & Mushrooms

Put our gorgeous fall broccoli to good use with this recipe adapted from cookbook author Mark Bittman’s chicken stir fry recipe—not too complicated, very healthy and super delicious! Print Broccoli Stir-Fry with Chicken & Mushrooms Author: Wolff’s Apple House   Adapted from Mark Bittman Ingredients 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbs. minced…

Sauteed Broccoli and Tomato With Bacon and Parmesan

Combine these simple ingredients for an easy, delightful winter meal or side! Print Sauteed Broccoli & Tomato With Bacon & Parmesan Author: Wolff’s   Ingredients 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 4 slices of bacon, cut into 1 in pieces 3 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese ½ tsp salt   ¼…

How to Cook the Perfect Winter Squash

How to cook the perfect winter squash, such as acorn, butternut, carnival, dumpling, delicata, spaghetti, hubbard or crookneck squash. Print Cooking Winter Squash Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  1 hour   Ingredients Use acorn, butternut, carnival, dumpling, delicata, spaghetti, hubbard, or crookneck squash. (Pete Wolff preferred hubbard, Ashley Wolff prefers…

Early Summer Crop Rotation Smarts in Your Backyard Garden

This week in June is a good time to think about what plants to add to backyard gardens after you’re ready to take out what you might have planted at the end of April or the beginning of May—likely radishes, turnips, lettuce, other cool season greens and maybe spinach. Erica Lavdanski of B & H…

Savoring Southern Collard Greens

  I keep a mental map with pins that mark favorite restaurants.  The Collegeville, PA deli where I first introduced my husband to Philly-style hoagies.  The ice cream stand by Lake Wallenpaupack that churns the creamiest ice cream this side of heaven.  The tiny Filipino restaurant in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood that bakes soft, savory-sweet empanadas….

Top 10 Reasons to Bring Leek Dishes to a Memorial Day Picnic

10. Leeks are versatile and can easily swap with onions in any recipe, but their flavor is mild, earthy and unique.  Leeks are in the same family as garlic and onions (and, for that matter, lilies!), so they have a bulb shape that might look familiar, even if you’ve never prepared leeks before. 9.  Leeks…

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Revving Up with Roasted Broccoli in Autumn

Broccoli has a lot of possibilities per bite, and Phoebe Canakis of Phoebe’s Pure Food in Lancaster County has a simple, palate-rich recipe of Roasted Broccoli that works great with broccoli available at Wolff’s Apple House in autumn. The pairing of cauliflower is always another add-on option, too. Canakis publishes an online magazine quarterly (Phoebe’s…

Neck Pumpkins and Their Persuasion

The great lure of neck pumpkins is under way at Wolff’s Apple House. Their curiously elongated shapes and lighter hues compared to traditional pumpkins make them an easy game of I Spy for the eyes. Neck pumpkins are an ancestor of butternut squash, which is known for so many cooking and baking recipes today. When…

Fresh Indian Summer Salsa is Savvy in September

As a fitting segue in saying adieu to the heat of August while saying hello to September, a Fresh Indian Summer Salsa crafted from ingredients at Wolff’s Apple House is a great food-geared introduction to this autumn. The recipe, put together by Wolff’s marketing consultant, Rachel VanDuzer, incorporates not only tomatoes but peaches, corn and…

Labor Day Picnic Possibilities and Some Feisty Guacamole

While Fran, Pete and Ashley Wolff work every Labor Day, they’re grateful for the opportunity to help people appreciate their goodbye to summer with great foods and ideas for good spots for picnics. And they like that they close at 4 p.m., too, so they can get together with the rest of their family as…

Rosie VS. the Jalapeño in Spicy Fresh Corn Soup

Wolff’s Apple House’s marketing consultant, Rachel VanDuzer, recently shared a Spicy Fresh Corn Soup recipe with her family and had the new puppy in her parents’ home revved up vocally for it as well, with a humorous story tied into the comical kitchen moments. Her corn soup involves a fiery jalapeño pepper. “I dropped the…

Heirloom Tomatoes Make for Great Salsa

  Jillian Prout of Prout’s Jollyview Farm in the Oley Valley of Berks County enjoys the heirloom tomatoes she grows, but it might be fair to say she enjoys a good salsa from them even more. Heirloom tomatoes, known as heritage tomatoes in the U.K., are the ancient tomatoes of those who came decades and…

The Glory of Greens

Greens deserve a lot more credit in our dietary lineup than they often receive. Not only do they go swimmingly with many summer meals, but they are some the most nutrition-savvy add-ons we can join into our munching minutes. With a European origin, Swiss Chard is in the family of beets. Red, green, and the…