Food

As buying local produce and eating organic food becomes more popular, farmer's markets are cropping up everywhere, from big city streets to small town squares. If you are still a grocery store shopper and your local outdoor market remains a mystery, here are some tips that may help you navigate the market for the best and freshest produce of the season.     When To Go For the first few visits to your market, you may want to experiment by going at different times of day. Early shoppers can usually beat the crowds and have first pick of the best produce. If you prefer a colorfu... more ...
Your grill is clean, the coals are hot, the sun is setting and your guests are hungry. It's barbecue season and you are almost ready. Remember when having a barbecue meant serving hotdogs, hamburgers and maybe some corn on the cob and potato salad? This summer, add a few simple adjustments to your menu and your barbecue can become a seasonal event that offers international flair or gourmet flavor. Try some of these barbecue menu ideas and surprise your summer dinner guests.   Go Greek Shish kebabs can be a little time consuming to put together but they are a colorful, festive menu ... more ...
The days grow longer and spring is in the air–well, almost. With the promise of warmer weather comes the urge to change the menu, eat lighter and snip fresh goodies from the garden. If cold weather calls for salads with cheeses, nuts and winter berries, spring shouts out for ingredients like baby greens, mint, asparagus, new onions and fresh herbs. A citrus-based dressing and a splash of spring fruit can turn an everyday salad into a celebration of the season.   Asparagus, Orange and Basil Salad This salad combines some of spring’s best ingredients to create a tangy, refres... more ...