Author: Joyce Lande

Eating Seasonally

Eating Seasonally

A friend tells a story of an especially long and troubled winter several years ago. It seemed like the snow and cold would never end. One day she saw fresh asparagus at the grocery store and she burst into tears. She said, “I’m sure other […]

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 […]

Grocery List or No?

Grocery List or No?

Oh, for the days of yore! Shopping was so simple then. One walked up to a counter and read off items from a list. The shopkeeper located each item on the shelves behind him and set it on the counter. He weighed out the flour […]

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 […]

Eat Your Carrots!

Eat Your Carrots!

Eating carrots. They are pretty, orange, sweet and crunchy. The carrot has a lot more going for it than meets the eye or the taste buds. Before I launch into a few words about the science of the carrot, let me begin by simply saying, […]

Grocery List Must Have

Grocery List Must Have

Your thoughts? Grocery List Must Have or Do Without? Do I really need to tell you how important a shopping list is? Are you one of those people who can remember everything they need for the coming week from the grocery store without a list? […]

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! […]

Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen Gadgets

I once read about a chef who claimed he did all of his cooking with only the following items: one medium saucepan, one medium skillet, one high quality chef’s knife, one equally good paring knife, one wooden spoon and one wire whisk. The article claimed […]

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 […]