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...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:01 am

Pot-au-feu will get you through

I love cooking outdoors, even in winter. The aromas of roasting meat and wood smoke intermingling in the crisp, cold air call out to me and awaken my appetite.  Recently, however, the prolonged c...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:01 am
 I’m not one for single-use kitchen appliances or gadgets. Bread makers take up too much space, and generally I’m not a fan of slow cookers. They’re fine for making broth or reheating soup,...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:01 am

Don’t ask Dr. Kellogg

 Fifteen years ago, when my wife began thinking about teaching cooking classes, she asked me to help her come up with a name for her new cooking school. I asked her what she wanted to accomplish....
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:01 am
 Growing up, I had a wealthy, eccentric great- aunt whom I’d never met. She was a widow who lived with her eight Yorkshire Terriers in a pink mansion on the beach in Malibu. According to my gra...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:01 am
Every morning as the clock approaches 7 a.m. the folks in my CrossFit gym cluster in little groups to socialize for a few minutes before the workout begins. I hang out with the Fasters. We are the one...

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