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Once upon a time, in man’s very early history, a dove was sent out on a mission:  to find evidence of safe ground.  Unwilling to land on garbage and toxin, the picky bird came back.  When sent out again after a week, the dove returned bearing in its beak a part of its plant of […]

We all have those moments in our lives when we feel as if everything needs to be exactly right. It is these moments that we often refer to as special occasions. When it comes to cooking for special occasions, many of us find that we drop the ball in our anticipation and feel as though […]

A myriad of spices.  That’s what makes for a distinctively Mexican Cuisine.  Many, or even most of Mexican recipes would be unthinkable without them. Foremost and indispensable of all are the chili peppers, historically indigenous to the area.  They are among the most ancient of Mexican spices, antedating the arrival of the Portuguese and Spaniards […]

We can’t afford to take chances when it comes to our family’s health and well-being.  With the options all around us, there are things we certainly have control over.  The stakes are high.  It involves extended or shortened lives for us and for those we love.   Pretty high stakes.  And don’t forget.  It’s not just […]

When it comes to cooking, it is important to keep in mind that everyone started somewhere. I do not know of a single person who was born with a wooden cooking spoon and ready to go. A lot of learning that must be done in order to become a prolific cook. And then there is […]

Spice up your life with fresh herbs and spices!  Enkindle your natural fire within!  These are subliminal messages that have made spices and herbs indispensable in modern cooking.  Wait a minute.  What’s the difference between spices and herbs?  Good question.  Generally, spices are the seeds, fruits, roots, stem, bark, and flower heads of plants.  Herbs […]

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