Monthly Archives: February 2014

cauliflower - on plate 3

Over-Roasted Cauliflower

Do you remember when we were told to eat only colorful foods? Eliminate the bland from your plate: consume vegetables and fruit that are green, red, blue, orange. We walked the produce isles looking for health and vibrance, ignoring the scorned white cauliflower.
coffee cake - spine

For the Love of Baking

Lillian Kaplun. This is the woman who’s name is on the cover of the first cook book belonging to me. And the second cook book and the third … but I only ever used the first. I felt a personal kinship to her: as a young wife my mother, who was always a really good cook and a great baker, took baking lessons from Lillian Kaplun. Many years before that, Ms. Kaplun lived in a small Northern Ontario town, where my maternal grandmother lived as a young bride — my grandmother always claimed that the recipe for Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing (a dessert staple in our house!), was actually her own! Oh, how intertwined!!

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sundried tom dip -in bowl 3

White Bean Dip with Sundried Tomato and Feta

I'm on the treadmill a couple of weeks ago watching the Dr. Oz show -- how can't you like a guy who's primary mission seems to be educating his viewers to make healthier choices?? As usual he's identifying one food or another ...
Seared Salmon on Lentils

Seared Salmon

This is a quick way to prepare salmon fillets. Cooking salmon using this technique requires you to pay full attention: cooking time varies so you must watch the fish to avoid dry, overcooked salmon.