Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year (the first day of the Jewish High Holy Days) and is also known as the Feast of Trumpets. The holiday , which is also a day of remembrance, is at once solemn and festive. Joy comes not only from trust in God’s compassion, but also the […]

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Pears

Pears

Pears Season: June to October, but can be cold-stored until spring. Pears are one of the few fruits that should be picked when under ripe. Buy hard pears a few days before you need them, and let them ripen at room temperature until they have a slight yield when given a gentle squeeze. To core […]

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Treat Yourself Well

Treat Yourself Well

“None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.” – […]

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Make The Most Of Mushrooms

Make The Most Of Mushrooms

Make The Most Of Mushrooms Keep fresh mushrooms in perfect condition after purchase. Here is what to do to make these gems last. Keep The Original Store Packaging You can’t see it, but the wrap on packaged mushrooms actually has tiny holes that prevent damaging condensation and gases from building up. You can, and should, […]

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Growing Herbs

Growing Herbs

Growing herbs make cooking so much better. When the weather turns cold I bring them inside to my kitchen so they don’t freeze. Tonight I’m making grilled rosemary bone-in pork chops.

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September

September

September September is a wonderful time for enjoying the beautiful array at local farmers’ markets. September is a delightful time for gathering ingredients that will showcase fleeting flavors of summer. A walk among colorful baskets filled with fresh produce is incredibly inspiration. Blazing scarlet tomatoes, sun-sweetened and fattened from their time on the vine, are […]

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5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler The humble vegetable peeler has hidden talents. Easily Peel Fruit: To peel soft fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and peaches, you usually have to briefly dunk them into boiling water. Using a good vegetable peeler is so much easier and faster. Look for peelers with serrated blades for […]

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Sunday Farm Stand Shopping

Sunday Farm Stand Shopping

I love growing my own vegetables, but I just don’t have the time and energy to grow everything. For me, Sunday is the perfect farm stand day. I love looking over and choosing from what has been grown locally. Besides supporting local farmers the fruit and vegetables always taste so much better than mass produced […]

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Creative Kitchen Laboratory

Creative Kitchen Laboratory

Lately I’ve been working in my kitchen as if it were a creative kitchen laboratory. The kitchen is really a food laboratory isn’t it? I’ve begun to add more science-like tools to my collection of cooking equipment. This week I purchased a bunch of beakers in various sizes. I use them as measuring cups as […]

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A Sweet Shop In Queens That Will Bring You Way Back

A Sweet Shop In Queens That Will Bring You Way Back

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