Conscious Cook: Singing the praises of strawberries

“Strawberries! Fruit from the heart.” — Anthony T. Hinks I spied a roadside sign today, hand lettered, with two glorious words: Fresh Strawberries! Ahhh, luscious, local strawberries, one of the most fabulous seasonal ingredients ever created, with a spectacular scent and such sublime flavor. A conscious cook’s dream ingredient! Bursting with brightness, strawberries are a …

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Conscious Cook: Hope springs eternal

One of the first delicious signs of spring in the garden is the appearance of chives. The bright green slender shoots pop up inch by inch, beckoning cooks to snip them into sensational spring dishes. Chives have been utilized as both a culinary and medicinal ingredients since ancient times.