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A Quick Cluck

on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 17:30

I'm deep in the incredibly layered and rich history of honey at the moment, so ... the honey posting I keep promising is not ready! I need more honey, more research, more sweetness before I can share it on here.

But I do want to share something else:

If You Get Stuffed Too

on Tue, 11/24/2009 - 17:30

Thanksgiving is going to swoosh in (at least for those of us here in the U.S.) and knock all our bellies out. Just a quick note, this posting will be relevant to anyone about to indulge in a culinary feast: it could be post Ramadan, post Lent, post any fasting-then-indulging moments. Not that Thanksgiving involves any preemptive fasting, it is mainly just indulging and yes..being thankful (that your belly doesn't implode!). I pondered what I could recommend for Thanksgiving besides try-not-to-eat-too-much, and I thought that medicinally speaking the key around this time is to treat indigestion and overindulgence for the most part. Well, luckily for all of us there are many traditions around the world that have already come up with some wonderful remedies.

More Than Tubers

on Fri, 11/13/2009 - 17:30

November is at the cross roads between the colorful bounty of summer and the underground tuber-laden foods of winter.

Kale Carbonara : The Winter Cure

on Sat, 11/07/2009 - 17:30

Though many of the greens will be disappearing from our tables until Spring and Summer return, kale will keep us company throughout much of the Winter. In fact, it's flavor is sweetened by a kiss of frost.

Bring Out the Preserves!

on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 17:30

Tis the season for all those lovely summer fruits and vegetables that were canned and preserved to make their way on to your table.

Apples Make You Juicy

on Thu, 10/29/2009 - 13:30

The whole "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" wasn't far from the truth. Apples serve many functions, not the least of which is to increase body fluids according to Chinese medicine.

The Plump Pumpkin

on Sat, 10/24/2009 - 12:30

I love the Fall and I love pumpkins, and not only to carve scary faces into but to cook in a million different ways. I finally managed to get out of the city and go pluck some pumpkins from their patch just a week ago. Almost 80% of pumpkins are harvested in October so now is the time to enjoy these lovely (mostly) orange globes.

Puffball, the Mushroom

on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:30

I would like to introduce to you the wild puffball mushroom featured in the picture above. It can grow to be the size of a massive pumpkin or it can be a soccer ball like the one you see here.

Michael Pollan's Food Rules

on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 13:30

Michael Pollan is apparently coming out with a book on "food rules", it is not necessarily more food and nutrition noise I'm happy to say but just little bits and bobs on the culture of food in our own homes, slightly similar in vein to the topic I

Alone in the Kitchen With an Eggplant

on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 17:30

(title courtesy of the book by Jenni Ferrari-Adler)

I couldn't resist using this title, which is borrowed from a book I recently read named just that "Alone in the Kitchen With an Eggplant" by Ms. Jenni Ferrari-Adler , and I highly recommend it.