To B6 or not to B4 By Rebecca Taggart Vitamin B is not just a vitamin, it’s a whole family of vitamins with numerous variations and all the little subscripts, such as B3 or B12. Scientists originally thought the eight B vitamins were a single B vitamin critical for cell metabolism. As subsequent research showed [...]
By Heidi Lewis “This is the dawning of the age of asparagus, the age of asparagus, as-pari-gusss!” Spring has sprung, and green shoots and blossoms abound. Evidence of new growth is exactly what’s in our east coast TakeHome case this week—asparagus. This almost leafless member of the lily family is the springtime delicacy we await [...]
By Heidi Lewis Praise the salsa and pass some please! Salsa, as in a combination of chilies, spices, and fruits such as tomatoes, tomatillos, or mangos has graced tables across The Americas since the time of the Incas and the Aztecs. Food market analysts report that salsa has surpassed ketchup in the modern North American grocery cart. But those [...]
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Preparation TipsRemove the papery husks and wash the tomatillos. They may be slightly sticky, this is normal. Chop as you would tomato for use raw in salads or salsa. Or cut in half and roast in the oven, cut side down.
Storage TipsWrap tomatillos in a paper towel and store in a paper bag in the fridge. They should hold for about two weeks.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) needs a good PR agency. For years parsley sadly clung to the edge of entree platters and was stuffed into deli display cases to make the other food look “fresh.” Yet parsley not only tastes good, but is loaded with vitamins as well. Parsley is native to the Mediterranean. It has been [...]
Maybe it’s the rain, or the cold, or the winter light, but at this time of year those Calgon-take-me-away-moments seem nearer. One of the best for me was a few winters back: at a small restaurant I was helping my twin toddlers and my young son, who was wearing his favorite stuffed green parrot wrapped [...]
By Chris Mittelstaedt Let’s admit it, the holidays can be stressful. Whether it’s your mother and father crammed into the guest bedroom telling you not to go to any extra trouble, and that they can sleep on the air mattress (“although it will most likely set off your father’s sciatica”); or it could be your [...]