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Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:01 am

Vegetables make their way to the center of the plate

 Last month I was in St. Louis on an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon. I was sitting in the covered patio of Vicia, a new restaurant in the Central West End. Several of the window panels had be...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:01 am
 Around mid-April, after the roaring March winds have yielded to the mild rains of spring, seemingly normal people begin to disappear into the woods. Young and old, they steal away to secret patc...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:01 am

The power of chickpeas

 It’s that time of year when I’ve about used up last fall’s winter squash in my basement and all of last summer’s vegetables from my freezer and I’m looking for meal planning inspiratio...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:01 am
 In my last IT column (Fermented Foods- March 1), I discussed the benefits of incorporating fermented foods into your dietary regimen and I included instruction on how to make Easy Homemade Sauer...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:01 am
 Research shows that cooking from scratch and regularly sharing family dinner improves both physical and mental health in many ways. But there is one benefit of cooking at home that doesn’t get...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:01 am

Mr. Rogers and cooking for helpers

 Old episodes of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” have been my daughter’s show of choice lately. And truthfully, I’ve enjoyed having this soft-spoken gentleman and his kind earnest words back...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:01 am
 It is estimated that our body is composed of over 10 trillion cells; inhabiting our skin and respiratory passages and digestive systems are 10 times that number of bacteria. These bacteria are k...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 12:01 am
 Casseroles mean comfort. Referring to both the type of recipe and the vessel it is cooked in, casseroles can do double duty as a side dish or main course when paired with a simple green salad. M...
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:01 am

Bone broth for what ails you

All my life I’ve struggled with bouts of insomnia. When I was in college I had a Social Psychology lecture right after lunch. I remember very little about the content of the course, but I do remembe...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:01 am
 They say that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Likewise, when invasive fish take over the waterways in more than half of U.S. states, threatening the native ecologies and vi...

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