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From garden to grill: Intense heat of the fire brings out the best in vegetables

Published Aug. 16 2017

When your garden delivers loads of vegetables, toss them on the grill. Something happens to vegetables once they are kissed...

Grill intensifies natural sweetness of fruit

Published Aug. 16 2017

Grilling fruit is a wonderful warm-weather option because grilling brings out fruit's natural sugars. Grilled fruit is also a good...

Need help coping? Have some cake

Published Aug. 16 2017

Julia Turshen's newest book, "Feed the Resistance," was written as her awareness of political involvement grew after the 2016 election....

Drink plenty of water in this hot weather

Published Aug. 16 2017

Whether it's mowing the lawn, working in the garden, baling hay or two-a-day sports practice, we spend a lot of...

Three different meats done four ways equals 12 new meals

Published Aug. 16 2017

You've cooked a big pile of ground beef. Or maybe a small mountain of chicken breasts. Or perhaps an entire...

Like pesto? You'll love this salad

Published Aug. 16 2017

Spices once sparked wars, paved trade routes, built fortunes. Even now, a whiff through the perforated plastic lid evokes distant...

Oreo feeds your cookie dough habit

Published Aug. 16 2017

What beats your favorite Oreo cookie but still tastes like an Oreo cookie?

A sausage lover's menu, from breakfast to dinner

Published Aug. 9 2017

I've devised a food day that will surely please my father on his 89th birthday. A long-retired butcher, my dad...

Salsa: the spice of life

Published Aug. 9 2017

Goodbye, McDonald's. Hello, Chipotle.

Piecaken gets a makeover even children can bake

Published Aug. 8 2017

It's high summer. For children, the novelty of no school has worn off.

Coffee transforms ice cream into sundae with a kick

Published Aug. 8 2017

Affogato means drowned, and it's a distressing thing to witness after dinner. Innocent vanilla ice cream, cowering in a cup,...

Take these steps to avoid dreaded 'freshman fifteen'

Published Aug. 8 2017

I have a niece and nephew who will move into their college dorm rooms next week. It will be a...