Why Buy Organic

Why Buy Organic

Not that long ago organic products were hard to find on the shelves of most grocery stores or supermarkets. Small “health food” stores started popping up with a variety of products, mostly supplements, and herbs or natural remedies, and were generally viewed as remnants of the hippies and tree-huggers from the 60s and 70s.  Fresh […]

Dinner Diva: Plan Ahead Tips For Fast Dinners

Woman Cooing over a stock pot

“I need more hours in the day!”  Have you ever found yourself speaking words like that? Rundown of the Day This fall season brings another cycle of activities and demands on our time.  Whether we are dealing with children and school activities, work responsibilities, or just fewer daylight hours that seem to make the days […]

Menu Planning or Meal Planning?

When it comes to meal planning or better, healthy menu planning, most people get lost in a sea of websites, recipes, cookbooks, and a general sense of being completely overwhelmed trying to figure out how to put it all together. It can be especially daunting when you’re trying to turn over a new leaf and […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Shall we discuss . . . shallots?

It’s not an onion . . . it’s not garlic . . . it’s a shallot! Shallots belong to the family of root vegetables. They grow in clusters and they’re less pungent than onions and garlic, making them a favorite ingredient of chefs all over the world. Shallots aren’t only smaller than onions, but they’re […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: When your plate needs a grain, fill it with millet!

If you’ve been saving all your millet for your bird feeders, you might want to rethink that! Millet technically is a seed and not a grain, but in the culinary world, it’s a grain . . .  so that’s how we’re going to treat it for the sake of this article. This delicious tiny round […]

Food For Thought: Saving Time is the Key to Saving Dinner

I’m big on preparing fresh meals from scratch, but I also like to be realistic. Cooking should be an adventure, but hopefully a fun one and not a frustrating experience! If you’re trying to transition from feeding your family with packaged meals and takeout to good home cooking, you deserve a big pat on the […]