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Shrub Drinks (Drinking Vinegars)

  This shrub is a vinegar-based syrup that is sweetened with fruit and sugar or honey. It is often used as a base for a cocktail, but is also delicious as a non-alcoholic drink, mixed with soda or carbonated water. Also known as drinking vinegar, the shrub was popular during colonial times, as it was […]


Roasted Radishes with Rosemary Brown Butter

  When I was young, I used to sit with my Dad and eat radishes raw, dipped in salt. In fact, raw  was the only way we really enjoyed them. Lately, radishes have been appearing in our CSA box, so I’ve taken to finding new recipes that use them. This recipe, created by Chadwick Boyd, […]

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Baking and Cookie Sheets: A Review

It’s cookie-baking season, and the house is filled with cheer. But, with everything else that is going on, I want to ensure that I continue to maintain a bit of cheer when baking. Nothing can be more frustrating than taking the time to bake cookies and not have them come out properly. I want each […]

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A Time of Renewal

Spring has arrived and with it, one of my most favorite holidays of the year: Easter. In addition to its religious significance, for me, Easter has always been a time when the family gathers together in celebration. As a child, after church, we would join with aunts, uncles and cousins at Grandma’s house, where we […]

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Ricotta Omelet with Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is low in calories and fats, and its leaves are an excellent source of vitamins C, K and A, and is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty … [Read More...]

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Breakfast: Dressed in Style

Breakfast in our house is a communal affair. Whether it is a simple bowl of cereal on weekdays, or our pancake (or waffle) breakfast on Saturday mornings, our family gathers together for the morning meal before we scatter to this-and-that throughout the day. At times it is a bit harried — especially on the weekdays […]

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VMatter Santoku – An Asian-style Blade for Everyday

VMatter’s 7” Santoku Knife, which is an Asian-style Chef’s Knife, is a must-have for the food enthusiast in the home.  Its thinner blade allows it to glide effortlessly through food, helping users achieve delicate cuts and thin slices, which are perfect for sushi, decorative garnishes and much more. As an Asian-style knife, many naturally presume […]

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