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Springtime Lentil Lettuce Burgers

Spring is in the air (FINALLY!) and the shift in daylight has me thinking light! Winter is time to embrace the heaviness of food; it’s comfortable, stable, thick and soothing side. With spring at our doorstep, light foods offer movement, hydration, … Continue reading

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Groovy Ginger Molasses Muffins

It’s been a while since I’ve done muffins but it isn’t because I don’t think of them. I love those spongy, fluffy little cakes so much I often dream in muffin. Visions of finely laced vanilla muffins, hearty raisin and … Continue reading

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Perfect Potato Soup

Rib stickers can come in many forms. Hearty baked beans, thick and meaty stews and creamy potato soup. When I was a little girl I thought potato soup could only taste one way. Perhaps owing to his distant British descent, Potato … Continue reading

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Long live (sneaky) King Kraut!

Sauerkraut. It’s the stuff dreams are made of- stinky, smelly, delicious dreams. If the pungent aroma of fermented cabbage makes your nose hair curl you might be consider skipping this particular Turning Ground column. This post is all about one … Continue reading

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Cypriot Swiss Chard

It’s been many years now but I’ll never forget my eccentric university English professor (although I may have forgotten the exact subject he taught). Stavros was an eccentric man from Cyprus whose area of expertise was belly dancing, both female … Continue reading

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Summer Squash Spaghetti

Zucchini, zucchini, zucchini! It’s everywhere. People present you with gargantuan green squash at every possible turn. It’s as if there’s some sort of organized zucchini club whose mission it is to ensure everyone gets inundated by this voracious vegetable. Open … Continue reading

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Try Rhubarb Pulled Pork on your Fork

 Rhubarb is the first ‘fruit’ to ripen in our northern clime and it’s tart and tangy flavor remains a summer staple all season long. After the raspberries dry up and the apples fall from the tree, rhubarb remains available, like … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Swiss Chicken Burgers

Ground chicken is to the world of burgers what gossip magazines are to impressionable young women. Deliciously decadent and though you may try, impossible to put down. Add to this the sensual allure of sautéed onions and mushrooms, slathered in … Continue reading

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Summertime sits in a pie shell

Eggs are plentiful in the summer and so are the fresh veggies and eggs and veggies get along so well that it’s almost sinful. Rich, seductive creamy eggs and snappy-go-lucky veg are so into each other that it makes you … Continue reading

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Stuffed, spicy sweet potato

By all accounts the sweet potato is the food of choice when looking for a great tasting, long burning, clean carbohydrate. Compared with regular potatoes (to which the sweet potato has no relation) the orange tuber has a lower glycemic … Continue reading

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