In Season Stone Fruit

July 16, 2019

Stone fruit is at its peak during the summer. Look for fruit without any bruises, cuts, or soft spots. Peaches bruise easily – hold in the palm of your hand to check ripeness instead of squeezing. Give a sniff. Ripe fruit has a fragrant scent that makes you want to...

Breakfast Beyond Oatmeal

February 21, 2018

Here is another use for the whole grains and seeds that you’re seeing at the store. Top off with delicious flavoring, which are also tasty on oatmeal. Amaranth (3/4 Cup) Bring 2 1/4 cups water or milk to boil in saucepan. Stir in amaranth. Reduce heat to low, cover and...

Iced Tea

July 7, 2017

Ice Tea or Iced Tea? It depends on where you live. In the South, it’s called ice tea and everywhere else it’s called iced tea. Iced tea did not take its current form until the popularity of black tea took off, thanks to the work of the Indian Tea Commission...

Cherry ? Peach ? Jam

April 29, 2017

It’s Jam Making Time Again!

Bread And Cherries

July 21, 2016

Bread And Cherries “Cherries, ripe cherries!” The old woman cried, In her snowy white apron And basket beside; And the little boys came, Eyes shining, cheeks red, To buy bags of cherries To eat with their bread. By Walter John La Mare (1873-1956) “Work With What You Got!” © Victoria...

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea

June 12, 2014

Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea This Ruby Red Grapefruit Iced Tea is so refreshing. If you want to make ahead then add the ice cubes before serving. INGREDIENTS 3 Green Tea Bags 3 Cups Boiling Water 2 Cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice 1/2 Cup Agave Nectar 1 Cup Mint Leaves...

Fruit Essentials

August 8, 2013

Fruit Essentials Have you ever come home from the market after purchasing fruit to find that you spent money for nothing?  I have plenty of times and it ticks me off every time.  Here are some Fruit Essentials that may help you have more fruit shopping success. Did you know...

Pasta Salad Ideas

June 25, 2013

Pasta Salad Ideas Here are some super easy, but versatile Pasta Salad Ideas from Tiny New York Kitchen.  All you need to do is add 3 cups of cooked & chilled pasta (of your choice) and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to one of these inspiring combinations.  Try...

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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