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Too much cheese: not a terrible problem

Too much cheese: not a terrible problem

There’s a whole lot of cheese in my house at the moment. On one grocery trip, I bought 4 different varieties: Jack, Cheddar, Mozzarella and Colby. I had plans for all of them. Meanwhile a household member visited a cheese maker’s shop in a certain 

Street Corn Variation

Street Corn Variation

Bored with fresh corn on the cob? Not me. But variety is the spice of life, and that applies to corn, too. One traditional way to spice up fresh corn is Mexican Street Corn. I like to create vegetarian menus that include different protein sources. 

My 5 Rules for Buying Olive Oil

My 5 Rules for Buying Olive Oil

When I shop for olive oil, I spend a lot of time making a choice. Price is an issue. Extra virgin is a must. But I’m also interested in where the olive oil came from. Is it single origin oil? Or a mix from random 

The connection between AMD and Nutrition

The connection between AMD and Nutrition

When the conversation around me turns to health problems linked to nutrition, I have to resist the urge to chime in with advice. Instead, I write a blog post. A recent conversation was about Age Related Macular Degeneration, or AMD. This is a common problem 

Spice up your life with garden fresh arugula

Spice up your life with garden fresh arugula

I can’t let the summer gardening season go by without talking about my favorite green: arugula. I grow it every year. Picking fresh arugula and making salad is one of my favorite rewards for gardening. The arugula you buy in the supermarket is most likely 

Sesame seed: more than a decorative garnish

Sesame seed: more than a decorative garnish

This has probably never happened: you wake up in the morning and think “I need to eat more sesame seeds.” In Westernized countries, sesame seeds aren’t on the food radar screen other than as a decorative garnish. You find them on burger buns or crackers