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A Toast to Pigs!

A Toast to Pigs!

Pigs are friends, not food, and on July 15, we invite you to celebrate and honor these social, intelligent, playful, and sensitive individuals. If given the chance, pigs will reveal their unique personalities. They may also roll over for a belly rub. You can’t spend an afternoon with a pig and walk away without feelingRead More

Rewriting Thanksgiving Traditions in the Kitchen

Rewriting Thanksgiving Traditions in the Kitchen

Rewriting Thanksgiving Traditions in the Kitchen A Compassionate Menu With only a few weeks till Thanksgiving, our thoughts turn to food, family, and friends. Today, with more people than ever being mindful about their food choices, we are empowered to rewrite tradition using an open mind and tender heart as the main ingredients. With them, we canContinue Reading

Kitchen Tip: Removing Seeds from Squash

Kitchen Tip: Removing Seeds from Squash

Kitchen Tip: Removing Seeds from Squash As much as I love winter squash, in all its varieties, one thing I can’t stand is the seeding. In fact, many folks who have participated in my classes have heard my sage advice about throwing a whole squash, uncut, into the oven. After an hour or so (butContinue Reading

What’s in Season Now: Cabbage

What’s in Season Now: Cabbage

What’s in Season Now: Cabbage An Irish proverb says, there’s no use boiling your cabbage twice. While the adage may be useful, I don’t think the metaphor does cabbage any favors. Let’s move away from the memory of that over-boiled brassica; Cabbage is full of taste, texture and health benefits and deserves a fresh look. ThereContinue Reading

Ask the Chef: Organized but Overwhelmed

Ask the Chef: Organized but Overwhelmed

Ask the Chef: Organized but Overwhelmed Dear Chef Linda,  I make an effort to be organized when it comes to making meals; I shop with a grocery list and plan our meals for the week, but when I get home, I feel overwhelmed trying to get dinner on the table. What can I do toContinue Reading

What’s in Season Now: Winter Squash

What’s in Season Now: Winter Squash

What’s in Season Now: Winter Squash Saying goodbye to summer’s bounty can be heartbreaking. During the sultry days of summer, you probably get a little too attached to the sun-kissed tomatoes. You fall for the crisp-cool cucumbers. And yes, you even find yourself flushed with heat when you cozy-up with that hot pepper. You liveContinue Reading