Perfect Corn on the Cob

Perfect Corn on the Cob

Directions: 1. Shuck your corn.   Bring water to a boil in a large pot.   2. Once the water is boiling:- add the corn,- cover the lid,- turn off the heat,- walk away. I’m serious.  Leave it alone.  In ten minutes or so it will be perfect, but it can sit for...
Onions Take a Starring Role

Onions Take a Starring Role

We tend to think of onions as an ingredient — but rarely give it a starring role on the plate.  Steam-baking brings out the sweetness in this phenomenal root vegetable, which is so beneficial for our health in general.  Anti-microbial, great for the heart, an...
Radishes for the Rest of Us

Radishes for the Rest of Us

I have always liked the idea of radishes more than the fact of radishes.  They look so colorful in salads, and they’re so good for us… but I’m a sweet tooth girl, and I just never really warmed up to radishes of any variety. Until this technique...
Bitters & Beets

Bitters & Beets

I love this kind of combination of contrasts: crunchy, smooth, rich, light, sweet, not-sweet – this salad has it all working, and the result is just fantastic.The ingredient proportions will vary, depending on how many people you are feeding, but you won’t...
Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Don’t want to waste the coals in your grill after you’ve cooked some barbecue?  Here’s a way to put that heat to good use.Directions:1. Wash your beans and place them on a large square of aluminum foil.  Top with the cut-up rind of half a lemon—use...
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