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February 17, 2015

Don’t be a ham, try the prosciutto!

By: Leanne Ely   As far back as 100 BC, Romans were drying pork legs in salt to create the delicacy known as prosciutto. Not familiar with this form of pork? Well, if you enjoy bacon then I’m willing to bet you will absolutely fall in love with prosciutto. Prosciutto is dry-cured ham that comes… Read more

cinnamon

February 10, 2015

(Un)Sinful cinnamon!

By: Leanne Ely   Oh cinnamon. How recognizable is this spice, seriously? I would expect that every kitchen in North America has a tin of cinnamon in the cupboard. But how well do we really know it? Once upon a time, cinnamon was very, very valuable. In Roman times, you would have paid 15 times… Read more

Poached Salmon with Asparagus and Sorrel Sauce

February 3, 2015

Perfect Poaching

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: POACHING Poaching is method of cooking that is perfect for bringing out the best in delicate foods… Read more

Crispy bacon strips

January 27, 2015

Achin’ for some bacon?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: BACON The Chinese started enjoying salted pork bellies in 1500 BC. The Romans and the Greeks also… Read more

Horseradish

January 20, 2015

Check out this rad root – Horseradish!

By: Leanne Ely   Horseradish is the perfect condiment for dipping roast beef, a key element in a zippy seafood sauce and a secret ingredient for an extra spicy Bloody Mary but it’s so much more! This terribly ugly root vegetable is as rich in health benefits as it is pungent in flavor. Pressed against… Read more

Honey

January 13, 2015

What sweetener protects against allergies?

By: Leanne Ely   In an earlier blog post, I talked about the importance of honeybees, so naturally I wanted to feature honey in today’s post. After reading this article, you’ll have a great trick, a new tip and a fabulous recipe featuring my favorite sweetener—honey! (Now, in case you didn’t read that article, I… Read more

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December 23, 2014

How to hang applesauce on your Christmas tree

By: Leanne Ely   It’s amazing how by simply mashing up some apple, you end up with this completely amazing ingredient/condiment/snack. Applesauce is easy to make, tastes delicious and is completely versatile. There are many different ways to make applesauce, and you can make it as complicated or as uncomplicated as you like. You can… Read more

Kale Chips

December 16, 2014

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

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December 9, 2014

Which cruciferous vegetable is a head above the class?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: CABBAGE Hands up if you have a head of cabbage in your refrigerator! Not only is this… Read more

coconut oil

December 2, 2014

What natural eye make up remover tastes great in stir fries?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: COCONUT OIL I’m always touting the benefits of coconut oil (I’m never caught without a big tub… Read more