A Morning Tradition I Still Follow Today!

Lemon Water, The Perfect Way to Start Your Day!

My Grandma Rafaela, who lived with my family when I was young, had a morning routine of drinking hot water with a squeeze of lemon. I can still remember the kettle boiling and the smell of fresh lemon as I headed out to school. I started to follow her routine…

Essential Spice – Cinnamon

Enhance Your Meal – Essential Spice – Cinnamon

Cinnamon Cinnamon is a spice that most people use in baking, but there is so much more you can do with it to enhance the flavors of your food! In fact, it’s one of the ingredients in five-spice powder, a mixture that is essential in Chinese cooking. Sprinkling it on your…

Recipe: Saffron Honey Glazed Root Vegetables

Ingredients: 2 Carrots, peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes 2 Parsnips, peeled, and diced into 1 inch cubes 1 Onion,  peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes 1 Fennel Bulb, washed well and cut into wedges with the end intact (this will help keep the fennel together) 1/4 Cup…

Essential Spice – Ginger

Enhance Your Meal – Essential Spice – Ginger

Ginger Ginger used to be a spice that we only encountered when we had Asian or Indian food. I love cooking with this spice, so I’m very happy that it has grown in popularity and is now available fresh and dry in our local markets and many farmers markets too.…

Enhance Your Meal – Essential Spice – Garlic

Garlic Growing up with an Italian grandmother, I spent many Sunday afternoons in her kitchen as she prepared Sunday dinner. The time I spent with her is filled with memories of a loving and safe place, and of course, delicious food.  One of her favorite ingredients was garlic, and today…