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Classic Cheese Souffle Easy to Make: Just follow directions!

Caroline, a Cincinnati reader, wanted a recipe for “a real cheese soufflé for my boyfriend.” She has never made one, is a little nervous but is undaunted in her quest to make the soufflé. I told her if she has time test it out first before serving to company. Just to build confidence. Do think …

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Treasures: Lovingly Worn Herbal History Books

I have a collection of books on herbs. One of my most treasured is one my Mom gave me years ago from the Herb Society of America – it’s from the 1940’s and she found it in a second hand shop called “The Heart Mart” here in Cincinnati. Mom volunteered there and found so many …

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Whatever happened to the breadbox?

  My mother-in-law, a frugal German woman, always had a breadbox filled with bread on her counter. She never stored bread in the frig. After she passed away, I don’t know what happened to it, but wish I had gotten that breadbox. Especially now that I bake a lot of my own breads or buy …

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Champ or colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day – what’s the diff?

CHAMP WITH SCALLIONS The story goes that in the 5th century AD, St. Patrick went to Ireland, killed all the snakes and converted the people. What were they eating? For starters, leeks, cress, and cabbage, all of which are….you guessed it…green! Think abut it, though. The food pyramid stresses green leafy veggies and good root …

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Recipes with Cilantro: The International Flavors of Cilantro

Cilantro vs. Coriander The leaves are called cilantro and the seed is called Coriander. They can’t be used interchangeably. Cilantro has a different flavor profile and has a citrusy, green taste. And if you use too much, it tastes like soap!  That’s why I think some people don’t like cilantro. We use cilantro in Asian, …

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Figs: The Bible and Figs

Figs - Fig Tree

Figs We know figs are mentioned in the Bible, starting with the creation in Genesis: 3:7 There were figs in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 3:7, the passage talks about how Adam and Eve became aware of their nakedness and were embarrassed after they had eaten the forbidden fruit. So they strung fig leaves …

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