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Let’s Talk About Kids Cooking

Cooking with kids can be great family fun! The kitchen is one of the best places to spend time together. While you try to get dinner on the table, turn your kids into kitchen helpers and introduce an interest in food (the sights and smells), nutrition... Read More

Cooking With Lychee Nuts

The lychee nut is not a nut at all. It is a fruit containing sweet, vibrant flesh. The fruit itself is covered by a rough rind that has a reddish, strawberry-like color. Once peeled, inside holds the slightly translucent, juicy, white flesh of the seed.... Read More

Let’s Talk About Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a warm, agreeably sweet, woody aroma that is delicate yet intense. The taste is fragrant with hints of clove and citrus. The presence of something called eugenol in the essential oil distinguishes cinnamon and gives it its note of clove. The... Read More

Craving Autumn Apples and the Sweet Smell of Spices

When fall brings its brisk chill and the scent of firewood in the air, I crave baking something redolent with spices, especially cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Releasing their scents in a warm oven makes me feel hungry, comfortably cozy, and craving... Read More

Let’s Talk About Wild Mushrooms

Mushrooms are possibly the most mysterious of all plants, living on the dead bodies of plants and trees to help in the decaying process by breaking down the dead plants’ material as food. Many species of mushrooms flourish in autumn due to cooler, wetter... Read More

Let’s Talk About Grapes

The little unassuming grape packs a powerhouse of nutrition and fiber, with some health benefits. Grapes come in different colors such as red, green, and purple, and different forms such as seedless, grape jelly and jam, grape juice, raisins, currants... Read More

Let’s Talk About Zucchini

The wonderfully versatile zucchini gets its own celebration day on Aug. 8. Anyone who grows zucchini knows they are abundant and prolific in summer and are worthy of celebrating, because so many dishes can be made with them! Zucchini’s name is Italian... Read More

Let’s Talk About French Fries

Ah, July, a month we set aside to celebrate all things American like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie … and french fries. July 13 is National French Fry Day, and everyone knows Americans go freaky for french fries. But wait, you say: french fries must... Read More

Let’s Talk About Eclairs

“Bon appetit” may be the expression the French use when speaking about enjoying your meal, but when it comes to la patisserie, there is nothing more fondly loved by France than the classic French éclair. The French are well versed in dessert, and... Read More

Let’s Talk About Raspberries

If a botanist were to tell you that a raspberry was not a berry but a banana was, you might think that something had gone wrong with his science.  Technically, a raspberry is a collection of a juicy drupe, but a berry means one thing to a scientist and... Read More