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A few new recipes from recent weeks

I’ve been having some fun in the kitchen the past few weeks, working on a couple new recipes. Sometimes creative cooking is a challenge in the winter – I miss all those wonderful fresh Jersey fruits and vegetables – but there is still a lot that can be enjoyed combining year-round veggies, pantry staples and some good quality fresh meats.

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August = Kohlrabi Season

I didn’t know anything about Kohlrabi until I picked up a package of purple Kohlrabi seeds to plant this spring. Truthfully they just looked cool on the package, and I’m a sucker for anything purple.

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Meatless Monday Meal: Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant and Roasted Tomatoes

Let’s be clear – I am an unrepentant and unapologetic omnivore. While I don’t hate on vegetarian and vegans like Anthony Bourdain (“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.”), it’s a lifestyle choice I could never make for myself and an idea that actually fills my passionately food-loving heart with dread and horror. Exploring the vast variety of foods available, experiencing various food cultures and traditions around the world…these are sensual pleasures and joys I refuse to impose such severe limitations on in my life. Of course that doesn’t mean I’m not sensitive to the real problems of factory farming and cruelty to animals that pervades the meat industries, and why I support small and ethical animal husbandry as much as possible.

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Cookbooks vs. Online Recipes: The Growing Debate

My cookbooks.

My cookbooks. Well, some of them.

When it comes to cooking at home, which do you prefer: browsing through your cookbooks, or going to the internet to search for recipes? “Googling” may yield faster results, but are they as good as you can find in a classic tome on cooking?

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What Is Gelato?

Blueberry GelatoWhat is gelato? only one of the tastiest treats ever from Italy. Ice cream taken to a whole other level of flavor and deliciousness. If you’ve ever had real Italian gelato before, you know this to be true. But did you know you can make gelato at home as well? And that it’s not hard at all to make?

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