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.

Stir Crazy: Born to Explore

Chef Gerard Clinton, Mercedes Velgot and Richard Wiese on Stir Crazy. —Patricia Gay photo

Recipes from Stir Crazy: Born to Explore episode, broadcast on April 16. Born to Explore is an ABC TV travel show shown on Saturday mornings and is nominated for five daytime Emmys. Guests on this episode of Stir Crazy are Richard Wiese, host and executive producer of Born To Explore, Mercedes Velgot, the show’s executive producer, …

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