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Recipes for specific seasons of the year to encourage cooking with what’s ripe and ready.

Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups...
Last week was an incredibly busy and productive week, alhamdullilah. For starters, I saw the very impressive food documentary, Fresh, which I plan to review here soon. I also met some wonderful people at the Chicago Botanic Garden where I learned about...
Just as soon as spring approached, we began contemplating what to plant in our summer garden. The consensus was that we wanted plenty of homemade tomato sauce all winter long, coming from fresh, organic produce. After renting a plot  from...
I've been in search of u-pick cherry farms for quite a while, but missed the season (in the Midwest it's from late July to Mid-August). My next craving was for peaches, so a little research told us there are...
These appetizers are so tasty it's hard to eat just one. Your guests will probably want several, so be sure to make at least triple for the amount of people you're expecting. You can also substitute ground beef or...
I wasn't sure how I was going to post this recipe during the summer since everyone wants a good BBQ recipe that actually uses a grill, but here I was preparing an oven-baked BBQ chicken recipe because that's what...
America is gearing up for the foodiest of all foodie days of the year, Thanksgiving!! It is by far my favorite foodie holiday, too. The food is always good and real and seasonal, at least that's the way I grew...
While fasting the other day, I overheard someone talking about a magnificent drink that was very tropical in nature and was actually something I had been meaning to make in a long while, stopping short at the inclusion of...
My passion for soup intensifies every time I come up with a new way to blend different veggies. Since I'm usually always stirring in some kind of dairy into my soups- whether it's milk, heavy cream or creme fraiche,...
French green beans are one of my favorite side dishes. They're light, go well with most foods and make me feel content that I'm getting a healthy vegetable on my plate. I usually make them Italian style with garlic,...

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