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Cooking For Two – Part One: Tips and Tricks

Cooking for two people can be a real challenge.   It isn’t a simple matter of cooking less, it involves some careful planning, shopping, and preparation, along with a plan to create “plan-aheads” (instead of “leftovers”) and a way to package and store them.   I teach Cooking For Two classes quite a lot, and we have …

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Finding Urban Food Forests

A food forest is a gardening technique made up of layers of edible trees, shrubs and groundcovers. It contains perennial, diverse and multilayered landscaping. An established food forest can have up to 9 active layers including roots, herbs, ground cover, understory, shrubs, vines, and canopy. It should provide sustainable features for healthy cities, diverse and healthy foods, and good public space. The food forest should be flexible, have varied spaces, be well-connected (such as bike paths), and be centrally located. There is an emphasis on long-term sustainability through perennials, along with annual plantings such as spaces for community garden plots.

Coconut Milk Eggnog

Want a delicious dairy-free but still incredibly indulgent eggnog?  Try this historic recipe from the 19th century using coconut milk that appears in my cookbook, Mrs. Claus Cooks for Holiday Entertaining!   Coconut Egg Nog  Egg nog is a favorite for the holidays, but it can be so heavy! For a dairy-free option, using coconut …

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Gluten Free Cooking at the John Campbell Folk School

  This past weekend I had the opportunity to teach a Gluten Free Comprehensive Class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.  I was thrilled with the wonderful facilities there and the friendliness of the staff and students.               The class turned into a Chemistry Lab …

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