Sunday, June 30, 2013

Google Reader Going Away

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Skillet Shepherd's Pie

The fall harvest season wouldn't be complete without ears of Indian corn as part of decor in homes and businesses. From wreaths to centerpieces, and everything in between, Indian corn seems to be everywhere in October and November, except on a dinner plate. It's corn, but can you actually eat it? And where did it come from?

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Paprika is a spice that is often overlooked by cooks. The only time we think of paprika is when we make potato salad, chicken and deviled eggs, using the spice for color to make drab dishes look alive. But paprika is an interesting spice that can be used for much more than a coloring agent.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Black beans date back 7,000 years. Black beans a protein rich staple food of many Latin cultures for a long time. Today, black beans are enjoyed by many cultures around the world. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Strawberry Salad

The strawberry is actually a member of the rose family, with the most common varieties being a hybrid of the wild Virginia strawberry, native to North America, and a Chilean variety. The plant produces succulent, red, fruit from tiny white flowers, and sends out runners to propagate.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Macaroni Salad

Chives, a member of the onion family and native to Europe and Asia, have been around over 5,000 years. But, they were not actively cultivated until the Middle Ages.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Crusty Roasted Potatoes

When potato plants bloom, they send up five lobed flowers that spangle fields like fat purple stars. Marie Antoinette liked the blossoms so much that she put them in her hair. Her husband, Louis XVI, put one in his buttonhole, inspiring a brief vogue in which the French aristocracy swanned around with potato plants on their clothes. Flowers were part of an attempt to persuade French farmers to plant and French diners to eat this strange new species.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Little C's Chicken Chili

Prior to industrialization, it was extremely expensive and labor intensive to harvest the mass quantities of salt necessary for food preservation and seasoning. This made salt an extremely valuable commodity. Entire economies were based on salt production and trade.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Breakfast Pork Chops - 6 minutes

It is not surprising that cayenne peppers as well as other chili peppers can trace their seven thousand year history to Central and South America, regions whose cuisines are renowned for their hot and spicy flavors. They have been cultivated in these regions for more than seven thousand years, first as a decorative item and later as a foodstuff and medicine.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pot Roast

The word garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning "spear leek." Dating back over 6,000 years, it’s native to Central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean region, as well as a frequent seasoning in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thick - n - Meaty Spaghetti Mac

Worcestershire sauce has roots in India, but was create in the town of Worcester, England in 1835. Story goes, Lord Marcus Sandy returned home to England to retire after successfully governing Bengal, India for many years. He so missed his favorite Indian sauce that John Lea and William Perrins came up with a reasonable facsimile. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Seafood Frenzy

Cast your line and enjoy seafood this summer. Choose one of these tasty recipes!


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