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Have Yourself a Nutty Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Nutty Little Christmas

Freshly roasted chestnuts. What could be so hard? Right? Crank the oven, pop ’em in, and wait for the kitchen to fill with the magic of the season. Oh, the kitchen filled up all right. First with the muffled sound of explosions. Then with the sort of language you’d...

Sunchokes 101

Sunchokes 101

My introduction to sunchokes (Helianthus tuberosus) was as an exotic item on fancy menus, where they were called Jerusalem artichokes. I remained in the dark about the true provenance of this wonderful North American plant for many years. Then, several years ago, I...

May 12th is Mother’s Day – Shower Her with Love

May 12th is Mother’s Day – Shower Her with Love

Some say love is all you need, but a thoughtful little something never hurt anybody! We’ve picked five great gift ideas – big and small – for your mamma, whatever she’s into. Spicy Mamma: Chic Choc Spiced Rum $31.95 750 mL www.ungavaco.com Canadian distillers are...

Mmm…March 5th is Pancake Day!

Mmm…March 5th is Pancake Day!

March is a bridge…an emotional life raft..it’s the month that takes me over and away from winter and into spring. Sure, I’m jumping the gun a bit, but I just can’t wait. The sun is warming up; the air feels different. Robins are trickling back north to us, and the...

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