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Enjoying Summer’s Abundance

July 6, 2020

July has given us bright sunny days, low humidity and cool evening temperatures and a great way to capture summer’s splendor is with a picnic. Whether you find respite under the shade of a magnificent tree, spread a blanket on a sandy beach or enjoy your own patio or yard,...

Basic Ingredient Swaps

April 30, 2020

Have you ever found yourself making a recipe and realize that you don’t have an ingredient that it’s calling for? Here are a few ingredient alternatives that you might have on hand instead. Mayonnaise For 1 cup of mayonnaise use 1 cup sour cream or 1 cup plain yogurt with...

Winterize Your Cocktails

December 10, 2018

Now that the colder weather is here and you’ve put away your beach towel it’s time to winterize your cocktails. One way to achieve this is by using amari, the rich, bitter, herbal European-style liqueurs-before–dinner aperitifs and after-dinner digestifs-that have become more popular and widely available. Amari can add structure...

Everything From Apple Sauce To Tzimmes!

April 21, 2016

Everything From Apple Sauce To Tzimmes! For a Sensational Seder you’ll want to have these traditional Passover dishes on hand. Coconut Macaroons (You’ll Go Coco-Loco For Coconut Macaroons!) Haroseth (For A Sweet Seder) Matzo Ball Soup (Keep Your Eye On the Matzo Ball) Potato Kugel (When Life Gives You Potatoes,...

Dates & Blue Cheese

January 25, 2016

Dates & Blue Cheese The next time you’re hosting a few friends, make some magic by putting out a plate of simple hors d’oeuvres that are salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy. Cut a slit into the dates and remove the pits. Stuff each with a semifirm blue cheese (like Gorgonzola...

Paleo Diet

January 18, 2016

Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic) is fashioned around the eating habits and available foods of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. These ancestors had to nourish themselves with the meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fats available to them in nature. With the benefit of large supermarkets, it’s easy today...

Watermelon

August 21, 2015

Watermelon Watermelon is the ultimate summer snack. As a kid growing up in Nebraska, my favorite way to eat watermelon was outside, with the juice running down my face and arms. Here is how I’m eating watermelon this summer. Treat It Like A Steak Cut watermelon into 2 inch slabs...

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet

February 3, 2015

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet If you’re new to a meat-free diet or you struggle with ways to get the protein you need here are some important tips that may help you. It really isn’t as hard as you might think. Snack on protein rich munchies...

Substitution Guide

November 21, 2014

Substitution Guide Ingredient Substitution Allspice (1 tsp.) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/4 tsp. ground clove Baking Powder (1 tsp.) 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar Baking Soda (1 tsp.) 2 tsp double-acting baking powder + replace acidic liquid ingredient in recipe with non-acidic liquid Balsamic...

Storing Honey

July 20, 2013

Storing Honey Did you know that you can keep your honey from crystallizing by storing it in the freezer?  You don’t have to worry about it freezing solid because the moisture content is low.  When purchasing large amounts of honey, divide it into freezer proof containers and freeze.  When you...

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