Try Something New: Meyer Lemons

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On a recent grocery trip, I saw Meyer Lemons bagged and priced to move. Upon checking the produce quality, I decided that two dollars was worth a bowl full of experimenting with these orange colored lemons!?! A friend saw them […]

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Try Something New: Black Elderberry

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There has been some really nasty illnesses going around this winter. I have been exposed to people that have had the flu, strep-throat and the stomach virus. Besides knocking on wood, I am keeping my immune system boosted with juicing […]

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Try Something New: Bearnaise Sauce

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This week a client that I (Litsa) cook for asked me to make him bearnaise sauce. It was one of those specialty sauces that I had not heard of before. He noted that it came in a package by the […]

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Worth the Hunt: Unusual Citrus Fruits

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We are well familiar with oranges and tangerines—maybe even grapefruits that are flooding the supermarket shelves! Pomelos are a wonderful citrus fruits too but the unusual citrus fruits might be the highlight of your table this year! Cooking Light spotlighted […]

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Try Something New: Halloumi

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I (Litsa) first tried Halloumi when I visited the island of Cyprus over ten years ago. I was reminded of this briny goat and sheep milk cheese when it was served golden and crispy at dinner tables on my third […]

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Try Something New: Turnip Greens

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My most recent find for try something new in the produce section has been turnip greens! A couple of years ago we tried turnips but the greens were not attached. The greens on turnips are edible just like beet greens. […]

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Try Something New: Lentils

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Lentils are the perfect food to replace meat on your meatless Mondays. Lentils are legumes, related to beans and peanuts. They are tiny little morsels that pack on the health benefits your body needs—a super IRON punch (60% of recommended […]

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Try Something New: Sweet Dumpling Squash

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The sweet dumpling squash is one of the smallest of winter squashes. They are usually only a few inches in diameter and less than half a pound in weight. When ripe, these sweet dumplings have an attractively variegated skin in […]

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