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August 2016

The Taste of Late Summer

Favorites By August 25, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

So where I live, there are only a few calendar weeks of summer left, although you certainly can’t tell by the weather. And in this region, there are a few foods that are at their peak of not only availability but utter deliciousness as well. So I wanted to take a look at some of them and maybe (in the culinary sense) hang onto the season for just a little longer.BndlA1

Corn – this staple of the modern diet has actually been around for a long, long time – about 10,000 years in fact – and was bred to innumerable varieties as it made its way around the world through different cultures and into different diets. There are six main types, based on their individual levels of sugar, and include not only the kind we use to feed livestock, but also the kind we like to snack on too: popcorn. The US is the world’s largest producer of corn at about 350 million tonnes a year, and although it is available all year around, it seems like the end of summer is the best time to enjoy these stalks of gold in my neck of the woods. There are plenty of ways to eat corn, and for my personal taste, there isn’t a bad one. Fresh off the cob (I like mine grilled), cream-style, elote herbido (Mexican street-style corn), in soups, casseroles – I could seriously go on forever. And although bingeing on it may not be the best idea, corn has plenty of good things to offer. It happens to be pretty high in B vitamins, mostly B5, which is critical in helping the body turn food into energy. It also has a healthy helping of B3, which is great for maintaining cardiovascular health and can improve cholesterol levels, too. If you can get your hands on some fresh corn this summer, don’t miss the chance.Zucc1

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A Plan for Eating – Making Dinner Easy

Reviews By August 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Although the concept has existed for quite some time, it seems as though recently meal planning has become more popular. Whether this is engendered by time constraints in our everyday lives or for health reasons, a variety of people are utilizing (and enjoying) meal planning. I’m going to take a look at two forms of meal planning, what I like to call “free style” meal planning, and “service” meal planning, and compare some of their pros and cons.

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The Herb Series Pt. 9 – The Basics of Basil

The Herb Series By August 9, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

In this edition of the herb series, I’m going to be talking about a major player in the culinary scene, one that just about everyone is familiar with and stars in a slew of dishes, basil. It isn’t referred to as the “King of Herbs” for nothing. But we’ll get into that in a few…Outsd1

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What I Eat in a Day

Favorites By August 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

This post started out being that traditional  What I Eat in a Day situation that seems to be taking the blogosphere by storm. After some consideration however, it occurred to me that my life and diet (such as they are) aren’t particularly practical for such a venture. Not to mention that most of my meals are anything but Instagram-able. I decided more on a “What I Eat in General/What I Enjoy Eating” post. I will say though, that as popular as this theme is, my primary inspiration was MissNewFoodie (Emily). If you haven’t read her posts, you have to check her out; she’s bringing a young, fresh and funny perspective to food and life in general.  That being said, let’s get into some eating…Piece1

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