Radish Lovers Take Note

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It happened last week at  Whole Foods; I found a vegetable new to me!  I LOVE when this happens.  It feels like striking gold on the clearance rack but instead of something to wear, it’s something to eat.  What is the remarkable vegetable in question?  Watermelon Radish. These stunning roots are an heirloom variety of daikon radish.  Watermelon radishes do […]

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What a Whipped Cream!

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This wonderful whipped cream is a staple in our house.  I use it to decorate cakes, cupcakes and adorn berries. My children have been caught squirting it directly into their mouths. I have only seen it at Whole Foods but I’m sure any high quality food store stocks it. Natural by Nature is from a […]

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Birthday Celebrations chez Shafroth

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Late August/early September is a busy birthday time for us. My mother-law turned 80 this year quickly followed by my husband and taking up the rear is my daughter who is turning 5 this week. Luckily, we have a favorite cake and cupcake recipe. 1,2,3,4 Cake is a classic yellow cake that we generously top with […]

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Potato Harvest 2008

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My seven year old son, Maverick*, grew potatoes this year.  For two years, he has been a single crop farmer.  Last year, he grew corn in his 3×4 foot patch of earth.  Planting seed potatoes was fun:  Prep the soil.  Make little mounds.  Insert seed potatoes.  Water and watch for potato worms.  Harvest (late summer/early fall).  […]

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Lunchbox Chronicles: Rice Crispy Treats

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     Every September, the struggle begins.  I am not talking about spelling lists, multiplication tables or strict bedtimes.  I am talking about school lunch.  More specifically, what is going to fill the lunch boxes that belong to my children?  I find packing lunches to be a big challenge.  I want the contents to be nourishing, to […]

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In Praise of Port Wine

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I am wrapping up a writing/recipe assignment that revolved around cooking with wine.  One of the dishes is a crispy duck breast served with a port, fig and shallot wine reduction sauce.  My love affair with port began my freshman year at Cornell.  Port was simply delicous, yet at the same time exotic and complex.  I’ve […]

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Zucchini Coming Out of Your Ears, Part II

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This is a fantastic interpretation of zucchini bread  from The New York Times Magazine section August 15, 1999. I have made it every summer since and really think it is the best use of zucchini and I don’t even like zucchini, I prefer yellow squash. Dry Ingredients: 2 Cups of Flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda […]

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Quick Pickle Love

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Pickles are one of the most brilliant items that can grace a plate and accent a dish. With a salty, sour, sometimes sweet punch; it’s a win win.  Seriously, what would sushi be without pickled ginger?  Two years ago, I received a fantastic book called Quick Pickles – Easy Recipes for Quick Flavor.  You can purchase used at […]

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Spice Girl

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Savory Spice of Colorado is my favorite place to buy spices. The Johnstons’ opened their first store in Denver and recently opend a second in Boulder. Fret not, they also have a fantastic website that features wonderful recipes and all kinds of ways to use their concoctions. One of my favorites is Capital Hill Seasoning. I […]

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Summertime Sips

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Odwalla’s Summertime Lime makes a great mixer. If you are looking for refreshing non-alcoholic beverage, combine 1/4 cup Odwalla Mango Tango with about 2 cups Summertime Lime and serve it over ice. For a better price point, try Minute Maid’s Simply Limeade. Summertime Lime Mojito 6 fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup Odwalla Summertime Lime Pulp from ½ fresh lime 1-ounce quality […]

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