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Welcome to Love + Craft Kitchen’s Mise en Place, an assemblance of ideas about ingredients, cooking tips, techniques, and other culinary and lifestyle-related tidbits – all part of the endeavor of preparing delicious meals and enjoying a healthier life.

Spring Cleaning for Your Spice Cabinet

Spring Cleaning for Your Spice Cabinet

Photo: Canva Have you checked the freshness and fragrance of your spices lately? While refreshing other parts of your home, take a few minutes to “spring clean” your spice cabinet.   Believe it or not, even I needed this reminder! With all of the business of life, I...

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Zesty Arugula – Another Dark, Leafy Green

Zesty Arugula – Another Dark, Leafy Green

photo: Canva   Known as “rocket” in Greece, as “roquette” in France, and as “rucola” in Italy, arugula is a tender, crisp, dark leafy green enjoyed across the world in numerous raw and cooked dishes.   Native to the Mediterranean and Southern Europe dating...

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Featured Ingredient: Fennel

Featured Ingredient: Fennel

photo: Pixabay/congerdesign   When selecting ingredients for healthy Mediterranean-style cooking, fennel absolutely should be in the mix.  It’s often passed over by home cooks in America – it looks a bit funny, may feel slightly intimidating, and what do you do...

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10 Food Trends for 2021

10 Food Trends for 2021

Photo: iStock   When it comes to food trends for 2021, I think it is safe to say that health and wellness is the overarching theme. Certainly, the ongoing pandemic is strongly influencing trends not only from a health standpoint but also due to the increased need...

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Stocking the Pantry and Freezer

Stocking the Pantry and Freezer

Photo: iStock    Cooking at home is much easier with a well-stocked pantry and freezer! In addition to fresh foods such as garlic, onions, citrus, other vegetables, fruit, and refrigerated goods, stocking the ingredients suggested below helps pull together a...

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Cozy Winter Pantry Meal

Cozy Winter Pantry Meal

photo: iStock   There is something so satisfying about gathering items from my pantry and refrigerator, then simmering them in a pot on the stove.  I love the process, the smells that fill the house, and the comfort and nourishment that is provided when it’s time...

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