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How to Equip Your Kitchen

How do you feel about your kitchenware? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Do you love it? If you’re not in love with your cookware, throw it out! If you hate your cookware, …

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Serbian Badnje Veče Christmas Eve Menu

January 6 is celebrated as Christmas Eve in the tradition of most Eastern Orthodox churches, including Serbian, which is my heritage. Technically, in Serbian this day is called Badnji dan during the day, and in …

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Serbian Christmas Customs

My mother, born in Yugoslavia in 1920, was never a big fan of folk customs, which she saw as more antiquated than quaint. She was a twentieth-century teen who preferred swing music and Sinatra to …

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Low Country Boil

A version of this article featuring a Low Country boil recipe originally appeared in Madison Magazine, June 2001. It was an installment of my monthly column there, “Table Talk.” Occasionally my husband and I would …

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Breakfast on the Grill

Even in the sticky heat of summer, warm weather mornings are generally cool, green and lovely. Why waste a minute of it inside?  Bring breakfast outdoors—cook it on your grill. You’ll get extra time to …

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Jamaican recipes

Let your mind drift southwards, past the tip of Florida and across the sea, south past Cuba, to the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea: Jamaica, land of high, misty mountains and sunny beaches, …

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Ingredients Used in Jamaican Food

Jamaican food is complex and varied. A number of typical ingredients make up the pantheon of Jamaican cuisine. You’ll see these ingredients over and over in Jamaican recipes here and in other sources of Jamaican …

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How to Eat Sustainably

The journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single bite. Many of us think we need to change the way we eat: that we should eat less processed food, less junk food, less food on …

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The candy-coated elephant in the room

The title of the article looked promising: “Raising Food-Smart Kids: 10 ways to help your child develop a positive relationship with healthy food.” So I clicked on the link and to read the article posted …

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Low-fat milk + butter = ???

OK, so I like to point people to my lower-carb, homemade version of macaroni and cheese using low-carb elbows from Dreamfields, if possible, and real cheese.   But sometimes I have been known to open a box.   …

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Where does your food come from?

A memorable quote from the Feb. 7 episode of Angelo Coppola’s Latest in Paleo podcast:   We live in a world where the average person is getting his food from restaurants and packages.   Well said, Angelo! Latest in …

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Healthier popcorn at my kid’s school!

Once a month, parents at the school where my son is in first grade put on a Popcorn Day.   They wheel out a popcorn cart and fill up little white bags of popcorn for …

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Love to eat good food? Learn how to cook.

Welcome to my kitchen! I’m so glad you want to know about how to cook. I love making food. It’s the best way to get something really good to eat! Read the latest recipes and …

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