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My Bloody Valentine: It's Blood Orange Season

Blood oranges are one of my favorite fruits. Their sweet and tangy flesh yields a distinctly vibrant juice and they are a great addition to salads, salsas and your snack drawer!

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It’s a Wine-o Blog-A-Thon

The sun is shining, it didn’t snow at all this week, Hillary Clinton just had a shoe thrown at her head and your great grandma wasn’t born yet when the Cubs won their last World Series. Do you know ...

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Meyer Lemon Remedy

As I sit here on the couch, coughing, sneezing, and sniffling all over my laptop, all I can think about is a Meyer Lemon Hot Toddy. The question right now is: hot toddy, or NyQuil? I think I’ll have ...

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Kitchen Tips and Tricks

This month I want to offer a few of my favorite kitchen tips and tricks. These are all small things that make cooking (and eating) much more enjoyable.

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Good Things Come In Packages

No, I’m not talking about your favorite bag of chips or type of candy, I’m talking about the joy of food that is bundled, swaddled, wrapped or enclosed in some way. I think there’s something very ...

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Summer Drinks are On Me (Not Literally)

The month of May is almost over, and you all know what that means: The insane supercomputer that controls Chicago’s weather (Code Name: Big Windy) has finally gone into hibernation. This leads to ...

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The Ole’ Sockeye Salt-Bath

Preservation is not a term solely used in the craft of cookery, but more importantly it doubles as a moniker that is associated with the mastery and art of remaining a long term participant in this ...

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Ode to the Belly

I have spent the better part of the last year talking about my weight loss successes and have provided you many ideas for getting on the healthy horse. But from time to time, we have to sit back and ...

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Turkey Thyme

Everyone knows the most quintessential holiday menu item is turkey. Turkey has been a staple in most of our lives for as long as we can remember. We probably see turkeys in our memories resting ...

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Table for 16, Please

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