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Pumpkins are good for more than jack-o'-lanterns

I don't understand why we rarely use pumpkin as an ingredient.

October 21, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Garbanzo beans can wow crowd with international versatility

Garbanzo beans can wow crowd with international versatility

Although they are often relegated to being used as salad toppings and as an ingredient in hummus, high-protein chickpeas deserve more attention.

August 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
It just feels good to use fresh fruit

It just feels good to use fresh fruit

Eating seasonal and knowing where your food comes from is all the rage. Of course, I think it's good for us and our planet. And it benefits a vegetarian lifestyle by increasing awareness of fruits and vegetables.

August 12, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

With the right spices, almost any vegetable can be grilled Some favorite spice mixtures

There's something satisfying about grilling food over fire. Luckily for those of use in warm-weather states, we can grill year-round, although it can get a little too hot to hang over fire in summer.

July 08, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Foodies assured of their fill of recipes, more at these sites

The amount of recipes and food information available on the Internet amazes me. You can purchase any ingredient and connect with other foodies as you shop online. I'm always scouring the Web for new food sites. Here are some finds to visit this summer.

May 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Roasted peppers add some zip to dessert

When you eat in a restaurant, the best food may not be the food you are served. It may not be that terrine of leeks and shiitake mushrooms or even the fresh tomato and mozzarella salad with basil.

April 22, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Vegetarian finds workable St. Patty's recipe

Vegetarian finds workable St. Patty's recipe

St. Patrick's Day is a challenging holiday for a vegetarian. I've made large chunks of seitan (wheat gluten) from scratch and shaped them to look like corned beef brisket.

March 11, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Finding ethnic vegetarian recipes

I've been scouring the Internet for hot-weather recipe inspiration. And I am amazed at how many ethnic and unusual food resources lie in wait for a click of the mouse. The more-established sites are polished and dependable with regard to recipes and methods. But other recipes are not tested,…

June 25, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Greece shares foods, wines with world

After centuries of producing high-quality food products, the Greeks are ready to export them. And they want the world to know.

July 11, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Green vegetables, pasta make a traditional dish

I enjoy connecting with strangers who also love food. It happens wherever I go. I could be foraging through a farmers' market in Mexico or waiting for a bus in Greece. Even when I have no plans to talk to anyone or to collect recipes, it happens.

May 03, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Little-used cardamom is undervalued; try it, then transform your kitchen

I sip a cup of steaming tea and the intense perfume of cardamom fills the air. I think about why some ingredients are so foreign to home cooks, even though they are readily available and are laden with history.

April 19, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

For veggie meals, fresh ingredients are a thrill

Inspiration comes from many things: opera, fine art. And in South Florida, sunny skies and turquoise water inspire others. My inspiration comes from handling impeccable and strange ingredients.

April 12, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

White honey and other Hawaiian treats online

I sit at my computer after brewing a pot of Hawaiian Cloud Forest Coffee. I crunch on some fresh macnuts (as they are called in Kona, Hawaii) and dip my spoon into some very rare Hawaiian organic white honey. My breakfast ends with a chunk of 100 percent handmade Kona cacao chocolate. Actual…

March 22, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Web-site collection informative, broad and sometimes odd

As much as I like leafing through cookbooks, watching the Food Network and reading food magazines, I find it fascinating to surf the Web looking for unusual sources of food information and recipes. After months of searching, I've compiled a collection of Web sites.

January 18, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Share old-fashioned tastefulness

Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

January 12, 2005 12:00 amLoading…

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