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Savoring and Saving Fresh Herbs

Now is the time to capture the flavor of fresh herbs for (dare I say it) winter cooking. Whether you have an herb garden or buy them at your favorite market, herbs can make the difference in a dish tasting just so so or really full of flavor and we all need a little tasty…

Tips for Eating in Italy

Summertime means travel time for many people and with the dollar strong against the Euro right now, it is an ideal time to visit Italy. One of the things to look forward to is of course the food, local, regional food. Where to eat can seem like a daunting task, given the …

Cauliflower Is In

Cauliflower is the new in veggie for 2015 so make the most of it; start by making this spicy cauliflower and anchovy sauce for pasta.Steam two cups of the florets and set aside. In a large sauté pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil, add 1 minced onion and 1 minc…

Remember To Give Thanks

Memorial Day is a time to pause to honor those who have given the full measure of love for their country and a reminder for us to never forget the price of freedom. I’ll start the commemoration like so many others at the Memorial Day parade. What could be more patri…

Not Your Mother’s Baked Beans

Baked beans are predictable and a much loved Boston tradition; after all, the city is known as “Bean Town.” Don't get me wrong; I love baked beans but sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little and that is what happened when I did a clean sweep of the…