Green garlic—also called young garlic or spring garlic—may look like scallions. But they are the immature, spring version of the cured bulbs available year-round. Harvested when young, green garlic looks like scallions (a.k.a. green onions). The bulb has not yet begun to separate into cloves (photo #1). At this stage in its youth, the whole […]

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[1] The newest green cheese: Vermatcha, colored with powdered matcha tea (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [2] Basiron is a Dutch cheese, made in the style of Gouda in eight different flavors! The green variety is mixed with powdered basil [3] With Sage Derby, a cheddar-like cheese, the curds are pressed with powdered sage to create […]

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[1] Green Goddess dressing for the salad, with a main of flank steak. Here’s the recipe from Cooking Light. [2] The salad dressing is also a dip. Here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart. [3] Even a simple lettuce salad gets a lift from Green Goddess. Here’s the recipe from Williams-Sonoma.   Springtime makes us think […]

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Who says only the Easter Bunny brings colored eggs? The St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun (i.e., you) can also bring them. We loved these designs from Terra’s Kitchen, a healthy meal delivery service. You can make them for the family, or get everyone involved in designing. Here’s how to make fancy colored eggs.   Make green […]

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Green pancakes with optional Lucky Charms (photo courtesy I Heart Naptime). The marshmallows have been plucked from the cereal. Lucky Charms cereal (photo courtesy General Mills).   From Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime, Saint Patrick’s breakfast includes green pancakes with Lucky Charms, green milk (use food color) and rainbow fruit parfaits. She says, “Every once […]

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[1] Green beans with red accents (photo courtesy Melissas.com). [2] Julienned sundried tomatoes (photo courtesy Sevillo Fine Foods).   Our holiday meals are known for too much food. We wish we could cut back on the number of dishes on the groaning board, but we can’t. We want them all. But we do intersperse high-calorie […]

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You can create special holiday cocktails with seasonal ingredients—cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppermint. But you can add a touch of red and green to Martinis and Margaritas as well. Here, some suggestions to get you thinking about holiday cocktail garnishes.     OPENING THOUGHTS If you want a red and green motif, cruise the aisles of […]

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Here are some go green tips to bring healthy food to your table. Foods increasingly contain preservatives, artificial flavors and a host of other chemicals that not only harm you but the environment also.  This is the time to improve yourself, to improve the way you eat food by bringing natural, healthy foods to your […]

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