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A Look into Modern Irish Cuisine

A Look into Modern Irish Cuisine

| March 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Can we get something straight? That corned beef and cabbage bubbling away in the kitchen as a way to pay homage to St. Patrick is … not Irish at all. In fact, that combination — corned beef and cabbage — is something that came straight from America. While it might be too late to trade […]

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Kale Chimichurri Sauce

Kale Chimichurri Sauce

| September 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

This quick and easy recipe for Kale Chimichurri Sauce makes a tart, earthy sauce perfect for serving on beef, chicken, fish, salad and more. It’s good to do things that scare you. Doing so not only builds character but also builds your resiliency. It naturally raises your inner bar for fear, making you stronger. And […]

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How to Tell if Your Jam is Ready to Set

How to Tell if Your Jam is Ready to Set

| July 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

Remember that tasty (and easy!) Refrigerator Peach Blueberry Jam? Well, when I was making it, it occurred to me that to the jam novice, knowing when jam is ready to come off the stove and set might be completely foreign. So I picked up my iPhone and filmed a quick little video to help. Enjoy!

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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pack up this perfect quick and easy recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad — an easy on-the-go meal. It’s great for brown bagged work and school lunches too. With August rapidly approaching, I feel like we have passed a major hurdle. We’ve made it through two big heatwaves, and I have managed to (knock on wood) […]

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Easy Refrigerator Peach Blueberry Jam

Easy Refrigerator Peach Blueberry Jam

| July 17, 2013 | 18 Comments

Who says jam making has to be time consuming? This Peach Blueberry Jam is a quick, simple, easy refrigerator jam perfect for summertime. Making fresh homemade jam is one of those summer things. Fruit that’s been ripened in the sun and picked at its ripest makes the best jams. In years past, I’ve made and […]

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Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

| July 12, 2013 | 11 Comments

Can you say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner?!? This quick and easy recipe for Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce is a step outside the ordinary — but oh, so delicious. As a food writer, I sometimes find myself falling down the rabbit hole of research. I dig into my whims, searching for the ingredient or […]

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Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

| June 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

My cousins have an organic farm, and for years we’ve gotten most of our veggies there every summer. We look forward to their amazing eggs, their huge heirloom tomatoes and their wonderful variety of greens every summer. But despite the fact that some years they grow garlic, I had to get my garlic scapes elsewhere. […]

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Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

| June 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Our local farmers market opened for the season yesterday (finally!). It used to be an all-organic market that was held just down the street from me. Just minutes away, it was tucked away in the parking lot of a local church. Then it moved a little downtown then a little across town. Throw in a […]

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Don’t Toss the Greens: Five Nutrient-Packed Vegetable Tops You Should Be Eating

Don’t Toss the Greens: Five Nutrient-Packed Vegetable Tops You Should Be Eating

| May 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Sarah’s Note: Today’s post comes from a fabulous magazine writer and Etsy seller, Jen Matlack. When she asked if I might want to run this piece here, I couldn’t say no. Enjoy, and see you Monday. Guest Post by Jennifer Matlack Contrary to what you might think, the tops of root vegetables aren’t lowly leaves […]

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How to Bake Bacon: A Less Mess Method

How to Bake Bacon: A Less Mess Method

| September 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

When my power went out on Sunday and I couldn’t work on Monday and Tuesday, it wasn’t a restful few days vacation. There was the stress of having no power and no running water, the worry about the kids safety and health and the extreme concern over my job and freelance writing. It was unsettling, […]

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