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Hearty Golden Borscht

I was inspired to make this soup while shopping at the farmer’s market. The golden beets looked so beautiful all piled up in the morning light. Be sure not to overcook this soup–the color of the beets will fade if … Continue reading

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Home Cooking with a taste of Julia Powell’s Book Julie & Julia

By Mark Johnson egg timer? Heat and timing are key elements to master when learning to cook. One trick I use when making an omelet; is heat the pan, whisk the eggs, add them to the pan, then wash the … Continue reading

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Curried Spinach and Tofu simmered in Coconut Milk

Curried Spinach and Tofu simmered in Coconut MilkThis is a great vegan recipe that is terrific over brown, basmati, wild or jasmine rice. This dish ranks high among vegetarians and is simple to prepare. Serves 4 Curried Spinach and Tofu … Continue reading

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Jicama and Avocado Salad

Jicama and Avocado Salad with Lime Juice When shopping for jicama pick the smaller ones; they have the best flavor and texture. To get the most crunch out of your jicama, cut it up, then soak it in salt water and … Continue reading

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Tuna Chipotle Scramble

Tuna scramble Here’s a simple high protein dish that’s sure to tie you over until your next meal. Not only is this recipe good with rice and beans, but it’s also a great filling for breakfast burritos. The combination of … Continue reading

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Mom’s Reveiw of The Reach Of A Chef (Beyond the Kitchen)

My mom, Harriett Beach has offered to do some book reveiws on her food related reads. Here is the first with more to come. The Reach of A Chef ( Beyond the Kitchen), Michael Ruhlman, 2006, Viking Press,Penguin Group, 338 pages. Harriett Beach … Continue reading

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Kitchen Tip

Vegetable scoops with smoked salmon pate You may already do this, but when you're preparing a meal, keep a separate container by your cutting board for your waste. When your done you can sort out the compostables, if you compost, … Continue reading

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