Monthly Archive: September 2016

Hey, come & see me at Florence Library – details below

Recipes, tips and samples: Meet Rita Heikenfeld Community Recorder7:38 p.m. EDT September 12, 2016 (Photo: Provided) FLORENCE – Food writer Rita Nader Heikenfeld will share some of her favorite recipes and cooking tips 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42. Boone County Public Library will welcome Heikenfeld, who writes …

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Best way to wedge a lemon: Genius!

I learned this from my sous chef, Kay Hitzler, while we were prepping for a cooking class. Cut off both ends of a lemon. Stand it upright and then following the membranes that separate the wedges, cut between them. Cool, huh?

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5 Things You Should Be Doing in the Garden

From friend and colleague Ron Wilson of Natorp’s Garden Outlet in Mason, Ohio. Fertilize those newly planted trees and shrubs– Give them a great start with fertilizer but make sure that you use a fertilizer specially formulated for newly planted plants!  Those new roots can be susceptible to fertilizer burn from using the wrong stuff.  For …

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Perfect 12 Baked Cod

I had been wanting to test this recipe for some time and that fish told my inner cook “the time is now!”.  I brought them home and roasted them in a hot oven, just like the recipe from allrecipes.com said to do. Oh my gosh, these cod loins were so delicious that the recipe is …

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If it’s Oktoberfest, it’s Chicken Parikash

The Best Chicken Paprikash! We were fortunate years ago to be in Germany during Oktoberfest. I wasn’t much of a beer drinker, but do remember the delicious food, the music and all-around festive atmosphere. Oktoberfest here in Cincinnati and Kentucky is a treasured tradition, celebrating our German heritage. Hungary also celebrates Oktoberfest so I thought …

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Heart Healthy Vegetarian Black Beans & Rice

Heart healthy vegetarian black beans and rice You can substitute chicken broth for the vegetable broth. (But then it won’t be vegetarian). 1/2 generous cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (opt but good) 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or to taste 1 cup rice 1 can black beans, rinsed …

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Goldenrod vs Ragweed (which one gives you hay fever?)

Ragweed Closeup of Ragweed’s serrated leaves Closeup of goldenrod flowers in bloomGoldenrod   Goldenrod vs Ragweed: A tutorial I start sneezing and my nose starts running about this time of year. Why? Hay fever!  It’s an allergic reaction I get when I inhale pollen from certain plants. And since I’m outdoors a lot, and since …

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Company Meatloaf a Reader Favorite

I found what Jackie N. was asking for – a recipe I published in my Community Press food column here in the tri-state back in 2005 I think. Goes to show some recipes stand the test of time! Edith Switzer’s company meatloaf with brown sugar ketchup glaze “Every time I make this I get rave …

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A Special Birthday

My husband, Frank, is a truly humble fellow. He never wants a big deal on his birthday. “Just family”, he says. So this year that’s what we gave him – a simple family gathering. Missing was our son Joe and his family who live in Olympia, Wash. But they were with us in spirit, as …

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Two-Fers: Meatloaf 2 Ways

  Reader Jackie N. was looking for a meatloaf recipe – an older one – that she thought was mine. Jackie couldn’t find it on this site because the recipes for meatloaf that I’ve shared in the past didn’t survive the “redo” of the site. So here they are again, and I hope this is …

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