Try Something New: Balsamic Vinegar with Honey

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Balsamic vinegar is popular all around the world. It has become a staple in many American kitchens since popular gourmet chefs have introduced it many dishes online, in magazines/cookbooks, on television, and/or at select upscale restaurants. Italians and Greeks have […]

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Better with Basil: Tips on Using & Storing

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Basil is at its peak in summer. Whether you’re growing basil at home or buying it fresh at the local farmer’s market, you’ll want to get the most out of it now and later by storing it properly, keeping it […]

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Try Something New: Mulberry

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One of our (Litsa & daughter) favorite summer treats is eating fresh mulberries from the village Mulberry trees. There are two trees in our village that are near our family home in Greece. They produce white mulberries that are sweet. […]

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Versatile Colors: Decoding Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are available year round but there is a difference in summer tomatoes—and tomatoes in general. Tomatoes are one of summer’s simplest pleasures—-we’ve all enjoyed a vine ripe tomato, warm from the summer’s heat right in the garden. Right!?! If […]

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Lemon Coconut Ramekins Recipe

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There are many days that I crave a sweet snack. I am always looking for recipes that are easy to throw together, are healthy and ease my sweet tooth. This recipe is perfect for summer since the lemon and coconut […]

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Avocado, Strawberry & Caramelized Pineapple Salad Recipe

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Since many summer fruits are in season, it’s a good time to experiment with adding them into salads. Caramelizing the pineapple brings out the sweetness while the avocado adds a buttery nuttiness. To make this salad a whole meal, add […]

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Work Week Menu Plan: Week of 6/8/15

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Sunday afternoon was all about cooking in my house. I finally managed to get a few meals prepared ahead of time. With my busy schedule, I have had little motivation to cook recently. I am determined to get back to […]

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How to Make Homemade Frozen Pizza

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Homemade is best! This is my motto and one my family and I truly try to adhere to! We eat out very rarely and make & bake from scratch as much as possible—including an American staple—the FROZEN PIZZA! We’re like […]

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