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The key to fabulous gingerness? Live life red.

Chocolate Strawberry Fields Forever

This week was Jayon’s 13th birthday. The week rushed in and yelled summer. I wanted to bake a cake or something birthday-ish for him. So I came up with this uncomplicated torte that...

Polenta pizza for president

I can’t seem to get enough polenta lately. I grill it or bake it, top it with tomatoes, vegies and cheese. It’s my substitute when Ken tells me I am going to turn into a taco if I...

Bee-inspired: Spin your honey

Real raw honey crystallizes, and that’s a good thing. The crystallization process is natural and spontaneous, preserving the flavor and quality of the honey. As a robust honey user, this...

My Big Fat Greek Yoghurt

Never take yoghurt from strangers. Make your own. Why did I ever think it was complicated or impossible to make gloriously thick, rich, creamy yoghurt? It is not complicated in the least, and it...

Am I granola?

I am powerless in the face of this granola! It calls my name from the cabinet and insists I eat spoon after spoon of it every time I see the zip lock bag I lovingly store it in. Do I qualify as...

Pique: Puerto Rican style hot sauce

This orange-y liquid hot sauce in a bottle is unofficially the national hot sauce of Puerto Rico. It’s vinegary, garlicky, and spicy to perfection–my kind of chilli pepper madness....

Say it ain’t so

  The Cuban beer crisis is now official. State-run brewery Bucanero can’t produce enough of its two most popular beers—Cristal and Bucanero—to keep up with rising tourist...

Ginger with an attitude

“Having red hair is never good when you’re a kid. I was picked on alot and didn’t have many friends. But I think that gave me a thick albeit pale skin and helps to make me a...
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When the first ever blanquette was made, the person cooking it knew it would be paired with a simple but satisfying red.

Dandelion hugger

I confess. I am a dandelion hugger. Yards in April look like botanical versions of Joseph’s Amazing Technocolor Dreamcoat. In nature, as in life, beauty can be found in unexpected places....

Grandma’s Poulet with herbs and wine

I suspect this comes as no surprise to anyone. I VERY OFTEN SIP WINE WHILE COOKING THIS CHICKEN. Equally important to the recipe, there’s only a single, correct way to eat this chicken, or any...

Pho Real

  I’m not sure when exactly it became cool to eat pho — the iconic Vietnamese dish of thin rice noodles in beef (Pho Bo) or chicken (Pho Ga) broth perfumed with spices. Nowadays, you’d be...