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Cookbook Review! Super Foods Every Day

Blueberries, salmon, kale, chia seeds . . . No one who is responsible for the grocery shopping, menu planning, and cooking for a family of any size can really escape the attention these ingredients have each shared . They are… Continue Reading →

New Cookbook Review: Justin Smillie’s Slow Fires

For experienced home cooks interested in learning or refining their skills in braising, roasting, and grilling, Slow Fires would be a valuable addition to their cookbook libraries. Arranged by sections on braising, roasting, then grilling, Slow Fires features detailed, step-by-step recipes for about 18 to… Continue Reading →

Best-Ever Corned Beef Brisket

For more than 20 years, I have simmered my corned beef on the stove top. Yesterday, after some reading, I decided to change things up and cook the brisket in the oven. I wish I had done this 20 years… Continue Reading →

Thank you, Alice Waters

Nearly 15 years ago, I read Dr. Andrew Weil’s 8 Weeks to Optimal Health and threw out all products in our house containing trans-fatty acids. Since then, we’ve gone through several nutritional changes in our home. We’ve had a vegetarian… Continue Reading →

Star Wars Knitting Patterns

The next trilogy of one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time opens tomorrow night, Dec. 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens , complete with Han Solo, Princess Leia, C3PO, Chewbacca, R2D2, and, presumably, Luke Skywalker, is the most anticipated movie… Continue Reading →

Brodo: A Bone Broth Cookbook

Bone broth is a hot topic in slow food and clean eating. Until this summer, I really didn’t give it much thought. I have experience making my own stocks and pretty much dismissed bone broth as a rebrand of a… Continue Reading →

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