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  • Cooking 101 at Casa de Cuisine: Authentic Italian Pesto
    Cooking 101 at Casa de Cuisine: Authentic Italian Pesto
    In this new series called Cooking 101 at Casa de Cuisine, Chef Larry Edwards will teach you some of the dishes the Casa is known for and people love. Each of the inclusions in this new series will feature a complete how-to slideshow. So enjoy...
  • Savoring the Southwest: Lime Chili Shrimp
    Savoring the Southwest: Lime Chili Shrimp
    ** Savoring the Southwest is a new cooking/food column from internationally acclaimed chef and bestselling cookbook author, Larry Edwards. In this Examiner exclusive series, the chef will take you through the wonders of Southwest cooking and food....
  • Healthy Choices: Garlic can help lower blood pressure
    Healthy Choices: Garlic can help lower blood pressure
    Healthy living begins with making healthy choices, selecting healthy foods, preparing healthy meals and consuming correct portion sizes.Make healthy choices, enjoy eating garlic. According to Holistic Nutritionist Karen Roth, "Studies have...
  • Put some ‘shrimp on the barbie’ or not: Garlic grilled or smoked shrimp satay
    Put some ‘shrimp on the barbie’ or not: Garlic grilled or smoked shrimp satay
    A light and succulent appetizer for a meal or a barbecue is a satay or a few shrimp to start you off while you wait for the main course to be served. This shrimp recipe can be cooked indoors or outdoors depending upon the weather or how your menu...
  • Garlic roasting creates a mellow flavor: Brussels sprouts roasted to perfection
    Garlic roasting creates a mellow flavor: Brussels sprouts roasted to perfection
    Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that are so very healthy and provide much needed vitamins to everyone. Unfortunately most people pass them up because of their unique and earthy flavor. Now you can unleash their taste and infuse it...
  • Polenta that is organic is a vesatile base for healthy ingredients
    Spicy polenta with toppings
    Farm to market type stores carry polenta in a plastic wrap as a roll which makes it incredibly easy to slice, cook, and top with delicious sauces and healthy veggies. This cornmeal delight is surprisingly low in carbohydrates and high in vitamins...
  • A Southwest Summer: Sauteed Prawn and Portobello Salad
    A Southwest Summer: Sauteed Prawn and Portobello Salad
    This salad was created due to my love of Southwestern cuisine. It incorporates my favorite textures, tastes, spices and ingredients. True it is not as simple as tossing some leaves on a plate but then again, I'm not a rabbit or a gerbil (save...
  • garlic
    Garlic use throughout history and around the world
    Garlic, or the stinking rose, tends to draw strong reactions out of people who love or hate the herb/vegetable. It is known for it's pungent aroma, and is commonly used in most dishes the way salt and pepper are added for flavor. Garlic,...
  • Garlic Farm Market in 2013
    Garlic Scape Season is Here!
    The Garlic Farm in Granby has sent out their newsletter advising that beginning June 15th, they have plenty of scapes available for purchase. Shoppers at their marketcan pick your own, as much as you'd like, priced per pound. CSA members...
  • 'Lavender in the Village Festival', July 12, free event
    'Lavender in the Village Festival', July 12, free event
    The Lavender in the Village Festival is an annual tradition held by the villagers of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque where lavender grows abundantly as is thought of as a way of life. This fragrant flower has special properties that is often used for...
  • A Southwest Summer: Ginger Garlic Chicken
    A Southwest Summer: Ginger Garlic Chicken
    Out here in the great American Southwest when we prepare food, we forgo the prissy presentation and instead blast your mouth into a whole new taste dimension. The Southwest isn't the place for namby-pamby foodies!What you're going to get...
  • 10 superstitions about garlic
    10 superstitions about garlic
    I personally love garlic, I love the taste, the smell, and literally will put it on anything. It's that thing where you like it or it's just too strong. It's also that food that has a little interesting folklore history about it.You&...
  • Natural Way to Control Mosquitoes
    Natural Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away
    Hot humid weather is an invitation for mosquitoes to set up housekeeping. With the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky just getting into the hot summer season, here are several ways to prevent mosquito bites naturally and cheaply.1. Plant mosquito...
  • A Southwest Summer: Sweet and Sour Leeks
    A Southwest Summer: Sweet and Sour Leeks
    If you have never eaten leeks, you are in for one wonderful surprise. Leeks are those vegetables you see at the market that look like a green onion met with a nuclear fallout -- meaning they look like freakishly large green onions. When fresh and...
  • Summer Seduction: Asparagus Marco Polo
    Summer Seduction: Asparagus Marco Polo
    When I created this dish for one of my restaurants, it was essentially out of necessity. I had to come up with a quick side-dish and simply used some extra goods we had in the kitchen. My original intent was not to fuse the cuisines of Asia and...