[1] Comfort food: warm, creamy polenta topped with a fried egg and sautéed cherry tomatoes (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Cherry tomatoes are sauteed into a jammy sauce, called “burst tomatoes” (photo © Barilla). [3] Buy a box of polenta. You can use it at any meal of the day (photo © Delallo). [4] An […]

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If you’re a true cheese lover, you know that there are “so many cheeses, so little time.” But we can cut down on the list a bit, because it’s National American Cheese Month. The American Cheese Society says that, “American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, […]

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October 7th is National Frappe Day. Frappe (pronounced frap) is a New England term for milkshake, from the French frapper (frap-PAY), “to beat.” It’s am iced beverage that is made in a blender or a shaker, to produce a foamy drink. Ice is added to increase the foaminess. Milk, sugar and flavorings can be added. […]

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[1] Bucatini: like spaghetti, but thicker and with a hole down the center (photo by Alicia LaLocanda | CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 License). [2] Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara—recipe below (photo © Delallo). [3] Bucatini Ai Frutti Di Mari (mixed seafood). Here’s the recipe (photo © Delallo). [4] Bucatini, homemade by The Baker Chick. Here’s her recipe (photo © The […]

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[1] While there’s not much fruit inside, here are recipes to use an etrog (photo © My Jewish Learning). [2] Just-harvested etrog with its leaves (photo © Kara Idelka | Panther Media). [3] Inside an etrog: lots of edible pith, little juice (photo © Sid Wainer). [3] Here’s a recipe for etrog jam (photo © […]

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[1] Super-easy apple chips are low in calories (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Fuji apples (photos #2, #3, #4 and #5 © Good Eggs). [3] Gala apples. [4] Golden Delicious apples. [5] Pink Lady apples.   Crunchy, homemade apple chips are wonderful homemade snack. And it couldn’t be easier. No dehydrator is needed to make […]

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October is National American Cheese Month. How about some vegan cheese? It’s amazing how vegan cheeses have improved from the original soy-based products, thanks to more people demanding non-dairy foods. Vegan products are not just for vegans, but people who are: Avoiding cholesterol Kosher Lactose-intolerant (or have other milk allergies) Sustainable living advocates   We’d […]

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