Featured Ingredient: Warm Spices

Featured Ingredient: Warm Spices

photo: Paolo Bendandi on Unsplash   Brightly colored powders toast and sizzle in a well-loved, tomato-red Dutch oven, mingling with fresh onions, garlic and ginger.  Exotic scents draw those nearby to take a peek and a long, deep inhale.  Smiles emerge,...
Wonderful Winter Squash

Wonderful Winter Squash

photo:iStock/ One sure sign that Fall is near is the appearance of Winter squash at the farmers market.  While it is available year-round in grocery stores, it peaks in availability from local farmers in October and November.  The name reflects the fact that this type...
Pears: The Other Fall Fruit

Pears: The Other Fall Fruit

photo:Love+Craft Kitchen   Pears – the “gift of the gods”.                             — Homer Lovely yet unassuming, pears have held prominence in cultures for thousands of years. The tree is a symbol of longevity and immortality for many due to its...