nutrition

organic potatoes

Secrets of the Potato

Let’s face it; the potato has long since made its debut into the world. Remember hearing about the Irish Potato Famine. The Irish were so dependent upon the potato that many starved to death because potato crops became infested with a fungus. This is a picture of the Irish Potato […]

cabbage

Your Only Guide to my Secret Cabbage Recipe

About cabbage Mark Twain once said,  “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Things have changed since Mr. Twain walked this earth. Cabbage is finally trending. I have been cheering it on. For a while, I felt sorry for our vegetable friend. Except for St. Patty’s Day, it […]

cookbook

9 Essential Lessons I Learned from Cooking

The purpose of cooking is not only to produce food to eat for ourselves and those we love. Many lessons can be learned from cooking up a meal. Let’s face it, food is a necessity, and we have to get it from somewhere, and there are only so many choices. […]

cabbage

Your Only Guide to my Secret Cabbage Recipe

About cabbage Mark Twain once said,  “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Things have changed since Mr. Twain walked this earth. Cabbage is finally trending. I have been cheering it on. For a while, I felt sorry for our vegetable friend. Except for St. Patty’s Day, it […]

How To Dine Italian and Still Be Gluten-Free

Throughout my life, I am sure I ate more gluten than is healthy. The words “gluten-free” were not in my vocabulary. I remember those peanut butter and Fluff sandwiches every day of my college years. Some Marshmallow Fluff is probably still sticking to my ribs. I had never heard of […]

escarole

3 Simple Escarole Dishes that Make You Want More

Escarole meals were frequent in Dot’s kitchen. Mom took advantage of its versatility to create a variety of recipes. Personally, I love escarole. I cannot understand the often-utilized description of this green vegetable as “bitter”. I remember eating it many times in childhood dinners and thought it tasted sweet. We’ll […]

garlic

Garlic: Why Do We Love You?

Sicilians love garlic; I love garlic; the world loves it but WHY?  You make our breath questionable. Sometimes you give us indigestion, but we simply adore you. And we should. The magic cloves add a distinct flavor to Sicilian cooking, but it also has medical uses. It can prevent or […]

avocado

Avocado Benefits: Love the Avocado

Avocado benefits have come to the dietary forefront lately. For all the days I have lived on this earth, I have not met an avocado until lately. Now that we have been introduced, I have not met an avocado I did not like. It is an amazing fruit low in […]