Recipes

The Sweet and Sour Kumquats

The Sweet and Sour Kumquats

We don’t see kumquats in our produce departments very often, but when you do, buy some! They are in season from November through March and can be found in Asian stores—since they are native to China—and some higher end grocers. They look like little oranges […]

Onion, A Functional Vegetable

Onion, A Functional Vegetable

Perhaps it isn’t fair to call the onion “lowly,” but it certainly is common to so many recipes that we might not think much about it as an individual ingredient. Just go to the vegetable bin and grab one, right? You always have some stored […]

Choose A Happy Healthy Holiday

Choose A Happy Healthy Holiday

To change a popular song a little bit: This is “the most dangerous time of the year.” I’m not writing this to put a downer on anyone. I want to remind myself as well as my readers that our Health and Happiness is ALWAYS up […]

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

A “christmas tradition” means snow, right? And cut out sugar cookies, right? And turkey? No wait—ham. And . . .well, it’s really kind of impossible to define a traditional christmas for everyone. It’s more fun to discover what a wide variety of christmas traditions there […]

Healthy Sweeteners

Healthy Sweeteners

Some might say my title is impossible, that there are no healthy sweeteners. If your idea of sweetening involves large quantities of any sweetener, that is true. Healthy Sweeteners can only be good for you if used in moderation. Taking that into account, it is […]

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

A friend had guests visiting from Europe. It was late July, so she was excited to offer them locally grown sweet corn. Due to the Europeans limited access to sweet corn, the locally grown treat was poorly received. She cried as she told me how […]

Sparkle, Sizzle, Pop! Celebrating the USA

Sparkle, Sizzle, Pop! Celebrating the USA

Celebrating the July 4th holiday vary from an impromptu BBQ with family or friends, attending a festival, watching or participating in a parade, fireworks, taking a road trip or just relaxing at home. No matter how you celebrate the USA, remember 3 letters and enjoy […]

March 2017 Dinners

March 2017 Dinners

Dinner can be tough with our busy lives – work, errands, exercise commitment and who knows what else! Consequently, March 2017 Dinners follow: SOUP African Black Bean Soup First of all, this soup is super easy to make. Dice the veggies, sautee’ then simmer.  Voila! […]

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Valentine’s Day brings wishes of love or a special sentiment to those we hold dear to our heart. As we express our endearing thoughts with cards, gifts, dinners and flowers, remember to love you heart. Many foods can help your heart. Consider these Healthy Heart […]

Dressing or Stuffing?

Dressing or Stuffing?

Oh my! What did I get myself into when I decided to write a blog discussing that holiday dinner favorite—stuffing. Or is it dressing? For a really fun time, pose this question to a group of adults from different backgrounds. If the group is gathered […]