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We had a beautiful but problematic redbud tree in our backyard. It had been poorly planted too close to the neighboring yard, and our neighbors gently complained every now and again about a large branch extending over their fence. Several of the … Continue reading
Hot and sour soup is one of those dishes that makes me feel, keenly, that food truly is medicine. The first time I tasted this soup as a kid, I was put off by its viscosity and potent tang. By … Continue reading
The Midwestern Gentleman used to have an amazing recipe (or so he claims) for a creamy chicken and wild rice soup. He has been talking about this soup, longing for it, searching for a comparable recipe, for the past three … Continue reading
This recipe is a variation of one my mother used to make often when I was a child. This type of vegetable “caviar” — which can be enjoyed as a dip, chunky spread, or topping — is common to Mediterranean … Continue reading
Mmm, pesto! I’ve sung its praises before, but I really have yet to exhaust its culinary potential. Here, it adds flavor and a nutritional boost to brown rice stuffed portobello mushrooms. The protein-rich cashew cream sauce rounds out this dish, … Continue reading
You might have thought I’m finally over Trinidad & Tobago… but that’s actually not likely to happen any time soon. Inspired by our visit, the Midwestern Gentleman and I are still spicing up our home cooking with the flavors of … Continue reading
Black rice has been called the “healthiest rice in the world.” Its deep purple color comes from the same anti-inflammatory antioxidants that give blueberries their rich color: anthocyanins. Finding ways to eat more anthocyanins is a key component of any … Continue reading
Something happens to me when I get as far north as Duluth, MN. Driving from Iowa, we take 35 N to get to the North Shore, and at Duluth we get our first glimpse of Lake Superior. The sight of … Continue reading
The second day of our weekend in Santa Fe was as crazily jam-packed as the first. After a fortifying brunch of fresh fruit and jalapeno-cheese quiche at the Inn on the Paseo, we started the day with some museum time. … Continue reading