Sweet, sour and possibly the tartest fruit this side of a lemon, the kumquat is a bite-sized, seasonal winter citrus.
I’ve been trying hard lately to make room for myself. I know that’s a common theme among adults, especially those with children, but it becomes increasingly difficult with careers and schedules and homes and the trappings of being a grown-up.
Motherhood does not equal martyrdom, and don't let anyone tell you different.
Ginger is a spicy root that is small but mighty — not just in size but in both flavor and health benefits.
Once I was asked to speak to a women's group about how a busy working mom survives the holidays. I laughed. Why were they asking me? I don't survive them. What I do is more like ignore them.
Call me old fashioned, but I think one main secret to a long and stable marriage is sharing a bank account.
Spaghetti squash is a magical vegetable, able to go from a hard-fleshed beast to a light pile of noodles in just under an hour. Plus 100 grams of spaghetti squash has just 31 calories. So, if you like warm pasta dishes as the weather gets cooler, try subbing in this squash and spending your pasta calories elsewhere.
You hear people say all the time that marriage is “work” and that you have to “take time for date night” and all that business. And it seemed to me that if you are manufacturing time to go on dates or working at loving your spouse or penciling in romance, the whole thing is a lost game before it even started.
Can I just say how happy I am that I’m not dating anymore?
Apple juice’s spicy cousin, this seasonal favorite is now available year-round thanks to its popularity. While it’s wonderful alone either hot or cold, cider is also a pleasant addition to both sweet and savory dishes, where it can impart an unmistakable hint of autumn.
I have a tendency to say “yes” to projects, parties, events, endeavors, jobs and crackpot ideas.
I realized yesterday that all of my shoes are falling apart. At once. No great surprise, as I am not famous for buying expensive clothes, nor am I famous for buying them often. You can take away my woman card now: I hate shopping.
Zucchini: Ubiquitous in the hotter months, this dark-green vegetable is the very definition of summer squash. Its neutral flavor allows it to be either the star or sidekick in almost any meal, and its moisture content can allow it to show up in the most unexpected of places.
“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” — Miguel Ruiz
Juicy and sweet, peaches are the dribble-down-your-chin favorite of summer. They work well in pretty much every course of an August dinner menu, adding warm-weather flavor to everything from salad to soup to entrees or dessert. You can even grill them!
I've taken a lot of those personality inventories over the course of my professional life, and they all say the same thing: "You like to start things. You are energetic and like being social. You have control issues. You are lame with details."
It’s a funny thing, not growing up in Lawrence but feeling like a townie.
Watermelon, juicy and sweet, can be regarded as the food mascot of summer for many Americans. Though available year-round, these melons begin to come into season in July and can be found locally through September.
Blueberries are available year round, and, like strawberries, these little beauties are typically a sign of summer. Juicy and sweet when fresh, they’re the perfect addition to pretty much anything at any meal.
Pungent, spicy, delicate and fresh, arugula is a “grown-up” ingredient if there ever were one. But it’s also delicious and versatile, perfect for pepping up almost any spring dish.
My plan for this round of Delicious/Nutritious was to find some way to present our chosen ingredient for April — leeks — in a way where you could actually see them.
Turn a mango into sorbet or wrap it with avocado.
Two sweet treats featuring white chocolate for Valentine's Day.
This month's Delicious/Nutritious focuses on the parsnip. It can be roasted, mashed, pureed, fried, baked or sauteed. It goes well in many combinations or stands on its own quite nicely because of sweetness and crunch. By Sarah Henning and Megan Stuke
This month's ingredient: Cinnamon
Megan Stuke and Sarah Henning hop on the chestnut bandwagon.
Bacon-wrapped potatoes and trail mix for gameday.
Food columnists Sarah Henning and Megan Stuke put their spin on different kinds of apples.
Making the most out of cantaloupe.
Nothing says “summer” like an ear of sweet corn.