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Kitchen Witch
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 12:00 am

However unpopular, dining alone has its place

Whether we travel or stay at home, this week is the busiest week of the year — for one meal. We scurry through airports, plow through interstates and push our way through supermarket aisles, jus
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 12:00 am

HereÂ’s how to make caramel-dipped apples

It’s been a rough autumn for the food chain. First it was the nationwide supermarket spinach scare, then (albeit to a lesser degree) it was lettuce and carrot juice. Next came the FDA’s an
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 12:00 am

HereÂ’s a recipe for classic gingerbread

Autumn is tricky; although beautiful (golden harvest colors, crimson leaves), delicious (apples, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes), and eventful (Halloween, Thanksgiving), it’s our cue to bundle up
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 12:00 am

During Ramadan, try making Arab flatbread

For a long time, the words “Food is everything” donned my refrigerator, torn from the pages of a magazine lost and forgotten. Although I remember smiling in acknowledgment, I doubt that I
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 12:00 am

Make Greek greens and sweet onion pie

By the time you read this column, will the Escherichia coli spinach mystery involving 23 states be solved? Who knows? Regardless of the spinachy state of America, life must go on, and we gotta keep ea
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 12:00 am

Even a dish as simple as fried rice becomes something special in its embrace

I’ve got a new baby in the house. Swaddled in plastic, she arrived in need of a good scrub. Although she doesn’t cry, gurgle, or spit up, she does keep me up at night, my mind racing over
Kitchen Witch
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 12:00 am

A recipe for egg-free, hippie-granola-type snack thatÂ’s yummy

Of all the recipes from my hundreds of cookbooks and scrap-paper mishmash, there’s only one that predates my cooking career and has remained a part of my life. It was 1993. After six months wor
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 12:00 am

The cookbooks for children are getting better

Ruby is my special pal who lives in Oak Park, Ill. She lives with her kid brother, August, and her parents, Miguel and Nancy, who have been in my life for the past 17 years. Rubes is more like a de fa
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 12:00 am

Pureeing huge piles of basil leaves has to bring about good karma

Hailstorms recently pounded northern Italy, and, as a result, much of the country’s basil crop was obliterated, making the preparation of pesto, the beloved summer herb purée, impossible.


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