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Three Wine Terms You’re Probably Using Incorrectly

  The best advice I’ve ever received about wine is this: “If you’re not a little confused, you’re not paying attention.”

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Low and Slow BBQ Tofu

  We’re into August now, and while I haven’t grilled as much as I’d would have liked to this summer, I’ve taken the Weber around the block a few times. Of course, there’s grilling and then there’s ...

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Healthy Homemade Fruit Popsicles

  Homemade fruit popsicles are an easy, healthy and refreshing treat to make for your kids this summer! They are made with only natural ingredients so you can feel good about giving them to your ...

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A New Way to Pickle

  Koji - what is it? I had never heard of this word until a few years ago. From time to time, I would hear about it from the depths of the kitchen walls as it was quickly tossed into a mix or coated ...

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How to Make the Most of Summer Without Dying of Heat Stroke

  Now that we’ve arrived at high summer and the temperatures in much of the country are soaring past records, the time has come to rethink summer activities. Don’t get me wrong - swimming, grilling, ...

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4 Nutrition Hacks in the Kitchen

  We all know food itself is the basic ingredient (pun intended) of nutrition, but did you know that what you do in the kitchen can scientifically impact the nutrition of your foods as well?

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Farmers Market Season

  I love this time of year. My garden is blooming, and the farmers markets all around Chicagoland are in full swing! It seems no matter where you live, there is a farmers’ market in nearly every ...

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Broccoli Rabe and Shrimp Lo Mein

If you haven’t tried broccoli rabe before, I’d love for you to try this broccoli rabe and shrimp lo mein.  It's a quick and easy healthy meal, perfect for just one!

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A World Traveler Chooses Culinary Boot Camp

It's not unusual for someone to travel across the country for our Culinary Boot Camp program. We've had students from California, Texas, New York, and lots of different places in the U.S. I know ...

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Going Stir Crazy: Intro to Stir Frying

  Stir frying is one of the world's great cooking techniques. It's fast, can create hugely divergent types of dishes with a tremendously diverse array of flavors, and it's relatively simple. With ...

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