Springtime Strawberry Soiree

I have a lot of fond memories of really good food, and two of my greatest involve strawberries. The first came one spring day in Louisiana when my grandparents’ neighbor brought over a fresh strawberry pie. Unforgettable!

Be Generous With Garlic

I love Julia Child. She cracks me up!

Millet's Not Just For The Birds

Did you know that agriculture — the planting and harvesting of crops — has been around for some ten thousand years? That sure provides some context for the term “ancient grains.” Millet, by all accounts, is one of those oldies but goodies.

Healthy Tip: Eating Those Wonderful Whites

White Beans

Pineapple Perfection

Pineapple Cucumber SaladMy very first memory of moving to Hawaii was landing at the Honolulu airport, departing the plane outside and being greeted with handmade leis of Pikake and Plumeria flowers.

Aromatic Rosemary

rosemaryI once read that the great Charlemagne declared: “An herb is the friend of physicians and the praise of cooks.” I wonder what herbs he had at his disposal during his reign?

Spinach: Strong to the Finish

Spinach Strawberry Salad

The Spiel on Spelt


Add Some Adzuki Beans

adzuki_saladBeans are good for you! How many times have you heard that? Well, it's true. Beans are full of fiber, important minerals, vitamins and plant protein.

Turmeric - Absolutely To Dye For

Turmeric, an herb from the ginger family, is a powerful antioxidant and supports healthy inflammation. It's been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic Indian medicine for centuries.


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