Monthly Archive: February 2013

Farro: The Ancient Grain Farro is Popular Again

Farro

Farro – An Ancient Grain. Nutritionists have been touting whole wheat products for a long time. Whole wheat products are just that: they contain all the good parts, the bran, endosperm, and germ. Farro is one of those wheats, and it has an ancient history. It has been grown for thousands of years in the …

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Ancient Grains: Everything Old is New Again

Ancient Grains - Quinoa Timbale

Ancient Grains I’m amazed at the number of recipes that call for ancient grains in the latest magazines, blogs and newspapers. And I love how many of these ancient grains show ups as “new” in the local grocery store. Wonderful grains that are becoming more readily available – not just at health food stores any …

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Tabouleh: The Recipe for My Mother’s Tabouleh

Tabouli

Tabouleh is a dish I grew up with. Tabouleh is a summer favorite at my house. It’s a wonderful way to use oh-so-popular ancient grains. Fresh parsley, bulgur wheat and a few other fresh ingredients pulled together with a bit of oil and lemon juice. Parsley rounds out flavors of other herbs.  It tastes green with …

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Back To Nature With Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Naturally Colored Easter Eggs

Colored eggs are one of the most fun things at Easter and coloring them naturally is fun. This is an heirloom recipe which I share every Easter.  We use onion skins which turns the eggs light amber to dark orange to brick red, beet juice for pink eggs, the spice turmeric for brilliant yellow and red …

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Vinegar Recipe: Delicious Vinegar and a Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Vinegar Recipe - Basil

Vinegar Recipe with Herbs When I was a kid, the two kinds of vinegar most people used were cider made from apples and clear made from grains. Boy things have changed. Today we have all kinds of vinegar, from apple cider, clear, to trendy Sherry vinegars and Balsamic vinegars. This is a wonderful vinegar recipe …

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Ezekiel Bread: Easy Ezekiel Bread Recipe with Four Grains

Ezekiel Bread

Ezekiel Bread Barley is an ancient grain that was eaten for thousands of years It’s mentioned in the bible a number of times and inspires popular Ezekiel bread recipes. Ezekiel  4.9: “And you take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt, and put them into a single vessel and make bread of them.” …

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Sodastream Review: What is Sodastream Soda Maker?

Sodastream Review - Kit

Sodastream Review: What is Sodastream Fountain Jet Soda Maker? What is the Sodastream? Make your own sparkling water and soda at home with the Sodastream Soda Maker. Ever since sparkling water became a staple at our house, we’ve been looking for a product like the Sodastream soda maker. Our passion for soda water was becoming …

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Shark Recipe: Sauted Mako Shark Recipe – Even Sweeter than Swordfish

Sauteed Mako Shark

Fish Monger Tom Keegan’s Sauted Shark Recipe Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood Market and I have been friends and colleagues for several years. He is passionate about bringing the freshest, highest quality seafood to his shop here in the suburbs of Cincinnati. My first taste of this shark recipe was when Tom prepared it on my …

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Cuttings from Plants: Force Spring Plants to Bloom Indoors

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Bring Cuttings from Plants Indoors to Force Spring Plants to Bloom. Garden Guru Ron Wilson from Garden Center Natorp’s tells us how to force spring plants to bloom by bringing the cuttings from plants indoors. The problem in the garden this week is simple; spring is still a few weeks away! But guess what? You can …

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Curry and Rice: Edamame and Rice with Curry

Curry and Rice with Edamame

Edamame, Curry and Rice The history of rice cultivation is fascinating. Scholars still debate about just where rice was first cultivated.  Many believe that rice was first cultivated in a domestic form in Asia, probably in China. As far as that date that occurred, some scholars say about 12,000 years ago, others say about 4,000-5,000 …

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