Category Archives: Side Dishes

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Makeover

Local Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Professional Paula Tsufis gave me this recipe for Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner made a little lighter. It’s a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends. Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner … Continue reading

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Moroccon Spiced Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes- Why not try something new this year?

With Thanksgiving coming up and winter dinner parties, why not try a different flavor of these best loved tubers? I love the sweet and savory spices of Morocco in my holiday cooking. The smokey cumin adds a new dimension of … Continue reading

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A diamond in the kitchen, this tuber is perfect for adding a rustic flavor to your dishes

I am a lucky chef. I have some very generous foodie friends that love to travel and bring me home culinary treasures from their journeys. Over the years I have been given garlic from the garlic capital of the world … Continue reading

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Dance of the Ripe Tomatoes- Menu and Maple Brined Local Chicken Recipe Just in time for Harvest Fest

  Several  years ago when I was involved in the local foods movement here, we held a fundraiser called “The Dance of the Ripe Tomato” to introduce the newly formed Lake Superior Slow Food Convivium. What I remember most about … Continue reading

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Tribute to Julia Child’s 100 year anniversary- Baked Endive Au Gratin Recipe

August 15  will be Julia Child’s 100th birthday if she were still alive. I remember meeting her about 22 years ago in Chicago, I was one of 12 lucky people who got to have breakfast with her at the Ritz … Continue reading

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Spinach Pie – A Tasty Way To Get Greens In Your Diet

I took a break from my sourdough bread baking mania to make this Spinach Pie for dinner a few nights ago. I had some filo dough in the freezer and a thawed box of spinach in the fridge so that … Continue reading

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Local Treasure- Vegetable of the year and recipe for Easy Roasted Beets

Did you know that the beet has been named the vegetable of the year? One Vegetable One Community picks a vegetable annually to promote, love and spread the word on how to grow and cook with delicious results. There are … Continue reading

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Seasonal Spiced Squash Recipe Perfect for Fall Menu

Fall harvest is a glorious time of the year for a chef. I am lucky because I have lots of generous friends who are fantastic gardeners and always share their bounty with me. These days I am up to my … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home-Baked Endive Au Gratin for Spring

Belgian endive, pronounced on-deev, and also known as Witloof was discovered by accident. In the winter of 1830, a Belgian farmer forgot about some chicory roots he left in the root cellar. Chicory was grown and used to extend coffee. By the early … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home: Mother’s Day Recipe Round Up

What Mom does not like to be treated to a home cooked meal? This Mother’s day cook for Mom a special lunch or dinner that you made just for her. I love restaurants, but on Mother’s day it’s always a … Continue reading

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