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Let’s Celebrate Fat

by Andrea Ramirez Valentine’s Day: the only big snow day we’ve had so far this year. It was great. Schools and businesses were closed, and everything slowed down. I’m all about enjoying the snow magic and play whenever possible, so I did. Coming back home I felt exhausted, but in a good way — the […]

Recipe: Traditional Christmas on a Worldwide Scale

by Bruce Beaty Each December, when the holidays descend upon us, I’m intrigued by the ways people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds celebrate the social events of the season. One of the cool things about working in a restaurant and living in a diverse community is the opportunity to witness these divergent practices and […]

Recipe: Vegetarian Holiday Menu

by Bruce Beaty When thinking about a theme for November’s recipe column, I was tempted to eschew anything related to Thanksgiving. It seems to me that every magazine, newspaper, or early morning TV program has recipes for the moistest, crispiest turkey, the best cranberry sauce, or a stuffing that can please everyone (even though our […]

Recipe: Home Cooking, French Bistro Style

by Bruce Beaty Alas, October is here. The pool is closed, the garden and the Farm are in their final stretches as we cross the bridge between the last warm days and the first chilly ones. Quick meals made from late summer vegetables, along with all good things coming off the grill, inevitably give way […]

Recipe: Preserving Summer Produce

Simple instructions to can your favorite vegetables and fruits in no-time by Bruce Beaty Since I was a kid, I’ve always greeted September with mixed emotions. Weather-wise it’s my favorite month. It’s still more summer than it is fall, with warm, less humid days and gradually cooling evenings that make for perfect sleeping conditions. It […]

Recipe: August Explosion

Late summer is the best time to cook with vine ripened vegetables straight from the farm by Bruce Beaty August is upon us, and while it tortures us with dog days of relentless heat, on the farm it is a month of unrivaled abundance. The sizzling weather provides us with a dazzling array of fruits […]

Summer Grill

Spice Up Your Meals With Magnificent Marinades by Bruce Beaty If June is the month that jump-starts outdoor grilling and entertaining, then July is the month that turbo-charges it. There is surely no bigger grilling day than July 4th and   I will probably not cook another “proper” meal indoors until October.  I thought that it […]

Recipe: Organic Summer Salad

with Grilled Chicken and Salmon by Bruce Beaty June is for me a most welcome month.The days become warmer and longer, school’s out, our schedules ease up, and things become a bit more relaxed. It’s a transitional month that jump-starts the BBQs’ role as the central social area for entertaining and family meals.The way we […]

Spring Means Fresh Produce

Recipes for a perfect lunch or dinner by Bruce Beaty Spring is my favorite season for cooking, if only for the arrival of beautiful, bright new produce after the long winter drought of verdant goodies. It’s out with root vegetables, slow-braises and stews, and in with lighter, cleaner flavors, and simpler cooking. There is an […]

The Busy Cook’s Overnight Delights

Three easy dishes for entertaining that can be made the night before by Kristine Nesslar I’m back at work full time and while the dinner parties of the past where I prepared for 6 days are out of the question I’m not willing to give up entertaining completely.  The only solution, other than hiring a […]

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