Finding kale boring or uncool? Try the next big things: cauliflower leaves and broccoli leaves

Updated 8/23/15 Are you sick of seeing kale everywhere? Kale salad after kale salad. Kale green-smoothies. Kale chips. Dehydrated kale dust garnish. Or are you worried that kale’s recent entry on to some McDonald’s menus, will make it totally uncool? Broccoli leaves and cauliflower leaves could be the alternative you are looking for.  They are […]

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Recipe: Lemon Verbena Lemonade

With summer approaching, we are entering lemonade season. A glass of lemonade is a welcome drink most times of the year, of course, but there is something about drinking fresh lemonade from a dew-coated glass on a hot day that makes it even better. My standard lemonade is whole lemon lemonade , a recipe I […]

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Recipe – Roman-Style Carrots

As a follow-up to my post on the use of spices in ancient Rome, here’s a recipe derived from that era that appears in Deborah Madison’s “The Savory Way.” Although she doesn’t specifically state her source, the book in her bibliography that looks like the likely source is Ancient Roman Feasts and Recipes by Jon and […]

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More about Almonds

The photo above shows the four post-harvest states of an almond. From left to right, the almond with intact hull; the hull peeled back to reveal the shell; after hulling; and finally hulled and shelled nut.   Almonds are related to apricots—the botanical name for the almond is Prunus amygdalus; apricot is Prunus armeniaca. If […]

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