Asparagus

Asparagus

April 29, 2019

If vegetables could speak, asparagus would surely say “spring.” While it’s available all year, nothing compares to the fresh spears that appear each spring. Asparagus is one of the first crops of the season, and after a long winter, when green produce is sparse, seeing the tips peek out of...

Holiday Moderation

November 17, 2017

The holiday season is in full swing and soon you’ll be living on Thanksgiving leftovers. Ever had pumpkin pie for breakfast followed by a full turkey meal for lunch and another for dinner? It’s easy to get in the habit of holiday indulging. The average American gains more than a...

Stalk Up On Asparagus

March 28, 2016

Stalk Up On Asparagus Described by the ancient physician Galen as “cleansing and healing,” asparagus is nutrient-dense, a good source of Vitamin C and high in Folic Acid. A temperate climate and rich soil ensure that asparagus tastes the best. Be sure to store asparagus upright in water to keep...

Asparagus

March 25, 2015

Asparagus Nothing quite says spring like asparagus, which has a rather short season, which is typically from February to June. Thickness really has nothing to do with quality. Asparagus is a perennial; more mature plantings tend to yield thicker stalks, and any size will be tender as long as it’s...

Perplexing Foodstuffs

Perplexing Foodstuffs

February 10, 2015

Perplexing Foodstuffs There are those foods that can be rather difficult to figure out how to eat without looking like you were born in a cave. Here are some useful tips for properly eating perplexing foodstuffs. Artichokes Pluck off artichoke leaves and scrape the tender part (not the prickly point)...

Slim Sandwiches

January 6, 2015

A sandwich doesn’t have to be full of fat and calories. Replace high-fat mayonnaise with one of the reduced-fat varieties. You may want to stir in some chopped fresh herbs into reduced-fat mayonnaise for a flavor boost.  You may also want to hold the mayo and spread your bread with...

Roasted Leg of Lamb Roman Style

November 10, 2013

  Roasted Leg of Lamb Roman Style This is such an easy Sunday meal.  For this traditional Roman dinner, purchase 1/4 of a nice fat “abbacchio”.  In Rome “abbacchio” is a very young lamb, which has been fed only with milk. I usually purchase my “abbacchio” from a nice butcher...

Salmon Dinner Using Victoria’s Dry Rub

September 19, 2013

My Wonderful Friend Winnie Sent Me This Photo Of A Salmon Dinner She Made Using Victoria's Dry Rub!  It Looks Delicious!

Easter Menu Ideas

March 30, 2013

Easter Menu Ideas The greatest feast of the Christian Church takes its name from that of Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn.  The feast, however, has another name, the Pasch, the Greek word coming from the Hebrew pesakh, the Passover.  This is the term for the feast which is...

Why Buy Organic?

February 11, 2013

“Food, one assumes, provides nourishment; but Americans eat it fully aware that small amounts of poison have been added to improve its appearance and delay its putrefaction.” – John Cage There has been quite a bit of controversy these days about eating organic.  Recent studies state that it really doesn’t...

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