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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:00 am

September farmers market finds

 Just because summer is drawing to an end and the kids are back to school does not mean that farmers market season is over. The Old State Capitol Farmers Market continues to run Wednesday and Sat
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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:00 am

Day off recipes from the pros

 Again it’s Labor Day, when, without a hint of irony, we celebrate our country’s workers by taking a day off from work. For most professionals, a day off is assumed to entail doing pretty muc
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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am

There’s nothing like fresh olives and EVOO

 It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in our family. My daughter has loved olives since she was a baby. The only time I ever had to simply abandon my shopping cart and remove my wa
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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:00 am

Sports drinks can be harmful

 There are few things that one can do to have an immediate and positive impact on one’s health. Increasing physical activity and changing one’s diet are critical steps in improving overall he
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Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:00 am
 It’s hot outside and, as much as I love to cook, these days I will do almost anything to avoid turning on my stove. Here are some of my favorite tips for eating real while keeping cool. Stocki
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Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:00 am
 “Are you going to make deviled eggs?”This is the question my grandmother asks every time I tell her I’m preparing food to take on a road trip. “They’re just so good to take in the car.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 am

Historic nearby mill offers grains of all types

 Earlier this month I was searching out local ingredients to include on the menu for a fundraising dinner. I was surprised to learn that Hodgson Mill is located in Effingham, just 75 miles southe
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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am

Vegetable-packed and protein-rich nutrition

 With the warm summer weather comes weekend cookouts and busy schedules. These hearty vegetable-packed and protein-rich salads keep in the fridge for up to five days and are perfect for light wee
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Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am

Many people just don’t know what to do with fresh food

 There are a lot of things about cooking that makes it hard. I try to be very conscious of not calling recipes or menu plans “easy,” because they never really are. Even the simplest recipe is
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Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am
 The first farmers market day is one of my favorite days of the year.  For me it signifies that summer has finally arrived. The glorious, slightly wild flavors of the market’s first few we

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