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Gin, Ginger, and Lemongrass

on Wed, 06/24/2009 - 13:30

If you want want to drink a cocktail that is refreshing and (technically) healthy, then go for a gin, ginger, and lemongrass cocktail this summer! Gin was originally brewed as a medicinal liquor. You can make your ginger flavored gin from scratch by infusing your gin with fresh slices of ginger or you can just simply buy a tasty ginger ale brand, mix one part of gin with 3 parts ginger ale, one stick of lemon grass, and a splash of fresh lime juice and you're all set! If you want to make it from scratch:

Flor de Jamaica

on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 09:30

I need to get my camera sorted and I'll have the post on flor de Jamaica up today or tomorrow! I also have some great pictures from the Chinese grocery store where I took La Donna Tittle shopping yesterday.

Cooking With Tittle!

on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 12:30

La Donna Tittle's show, "Cooking With Tittle", which we taped in my kitchen in April featuring chili as a medicinal is airing on Thursday May 21st at 7 p.m.

Mexican Grocery

on Sun, 05/10/2009 - 13:30

I ended up only being able to go to two of the three designated markets yesterday, and only one is worth writing about. The Sultan's Market (aka.

Chitown Hunting

on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 16:30

I'm going to be my own truffle pig today and sniff out three grocery stores in Chicago : a massive Korean store, a Mexican produce, and a small Lebanese market. I'm aiming to come back with ingredients from each to write about their medicinal value.

Bloody Beets

on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 18:30

It wasn't a nutrition class or a teacher or even a chef who truly made me lust for beets, but rather the writer Tom Robbins in his book about the quest for immortality in Jitterbug Perfume. I read this wonderful book at some point during college and

Beautiful Beets

on Tue, 05/05/2009 - 16:30

Later this week I'll post about beets. Much like garlic they have a long history in many cultures around the world, medicinally and otherwise (they are used as dye to this day in the Middle East and in India). Check in later.

The Taste of Medicine

on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 03:30

I wanted to share a little treasure with all of you, it's a caricature by the well known Honoré Daumier, who was an artist in the mid 1800's in France that often drew caricatures with political commentary. This one in particular is from a book with Daumier's paintings and caricatures about doctors and medicine. It is a woman taking her poor tasting medicine.

Ode to the Pig and its Truffle

on Wed, 04/29/2009 - 03:30

In light of the recent swine mania that is seemingly sweeping across the planet, I thought I'd do a little PR on behalf of pigs.

Fancy Ice for the Summer!

on Mon, 04/27/2009 - 08:30

Summer is getting closer though you wouldn't know it from the freezing weather one day to the weirdly warm the next here in Chicago. In any case, we must begin preparing by making lots of trays of ice with fun things in them! Yesterday I made ice with