Chowder you can eat with a fork

28th January, 2014 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Originally published on March 21, 2012 Spring Equinox is this week, but as I’m writing this, snow is falling. Which makes meal planning a little tricky: my taste buds are craving greens and all the good stuff that comes with this time of year, but according to the sky, I have to wait a little […] Read More

Salads dream of bacon

21st January, 2014 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Bacon is having a moment in the spotlight, having migrated from the breakfast plate to the dessert course. The one thing that bacon does really well is act as a flavoring. The smokey, saltiness can be added to a lot of dishes without including the actual meat – not that you couldn’t, of course. Now […] Read More

Chicken, Vegetable and Mushroom Polenta Casserole

16th August, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

We are now in the middle of Eat Local Month – how’s everyone doing? When making the commitment to eat local, the first place we tend to look is at the vegetable gardens in our backyard and whatever’s spilling off the table at the grower’s market. However, eating local does not mean a month of […] Read More

Eating from the garden

28th June, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Many chefs are also very talented gardeners – which makes sense. If a person wants to have total control over as many of their ingredients as possible, growing their own is the logical conclusion. Kitchen gardens have a long and proud tradition and we are lucky enough to live in an area with a long […] Read More

Swedish open-faced sandwiches

6th June, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

If you are ever in the mood for simple, flavorful food that also looks beautiful, check out Sweden. They have elevated the basic sandwich to an art form and made it its own culinary group – which is the least you would expect from the people who gave us Ikea and Abba. The weather has […] Read More

Tofu the Asian way

17th May, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Back in the land of really flat states, beef is the go-to protein for any meal that’s not chicken. Soy products and tofu are looked upon with something akin to suspicion – people who eat these things and enjoy them are considered colorful at best and possibly socialists at worst. Because of these attitudes, I […] Read More

Eggs in a cup

11th May, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

The benefits of eating an organic diet are widely known, the part that’s never talked about is how to afford it. Organic food is more expensive that non – and there’s really no avoiding that fact. When deciding how to spread the grocery budget around, the way to get the most bang for your organic […] Read More

Customized black bean burgers

26th April, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

When I was in college, I fell in with a rough crowd of vegetarians. They had an interesting outlook on food – after giving up meat for a variety of perfectly valid reasons, they then filled their diets – not with fruits and vegetables – but with various fake meat products. Eating with them was […] Read More

Box-free macaroni and cheese

19th April, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

A friend of mine, who should really know better, recently discovered that she doesn’t know how to cook. Turns out, boiling water and opening a box doesn’t really help with, say, baking. It’s also not good when trying to switch to a diet with less processed foods and processed foods are the only kinds you […] Read More

Forty reasons to eat garlic

12th April, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

The weather has been toying with us: sunny during the day, chilly at night, not winter, not yet spring. Blah.  It’s not warm enough for an entirely cold menu and still cool enough that having the oven on is a nice idea. Combine that with the fact that chicken has been ridiculously cheap lately and […] Read More

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