Keeping the faith as February ends

Think bok choy!

Think bok choy!As I listened to the wind howl and watched the blinding, swirling snow fall during this last monumental winter storm I was struck by a number of thoughts. One was how very difficult it was going to be to shovel out from a three-foot snowfall, how long would it be for things to... ...

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How do I love thee? With chocolate!

Chocolate: the food of love!

Chocolate: the food of love!Ah, love! February is the month of enchantment when we are reminded to celebrate our romantic selves. I, for one, find passion in the kitchen and revel in the sweet seduction of preparing foods that satisfy the soul while stimulating the senses. February is ...

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A cup of warmth is perfect right now


During the frigid days of winter, when the body and soul crave deep warmth, nothing is more comforting to a chilly constitution than a steaming hot cup of tea. A cup of tea will soothe the senses after a long day at the office, serve as a rejuvenating reward after arduous outdoor activities, ...

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Ring in a new life by stocking up

Chicken soup, a sublimely soothing food.

Chicken soup, a sublimely soothing food.With the new year comes the opportunity to look at life with new eyes and a new attitude. The ability we have to create our own happiness is such a powerful gift. Becoming more conscious, both in the kitchen and in our day-to-day activities will enable us ...

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A recipe for life

As I write this column, the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown continues to be in my thoughts. The events have been devastating for anyone who understands how to love. As the President so deliberately stated, “our hearts have been broken.” As I read about the ongoing funerals ...

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Home for the holidays: Food favorites

Home is where the heart is and a meal made with loving intent fills those served with the most glorious feelings of contented fullness. The holiday season is a wonderful time of preparing a delicious life, when we head into the kitchen to recreate old family recipes and establish new ...

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Keeping it simple while getting off to a good start

Oatmeal is a heart-healthy way to start the day.

Oatmeal is a heart-healthy way to start the day.After all the feasting of Thanksgiving is over, when the last turkey sandwich piled high with stuffing, cranberries and mayonnaise has been consumed, after the last slice of pumpkin has been demolished, and all the trimmings have been reduced to ...

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