Bone Broth: Craving the Basics

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Have you heard that restaurants and shops are selling a quart of bone broth for $30? Maybe you contemplated buying the “nutrient rich” and “flavorful” liquid. Maybe you scoffed at the price for something as basic as broth. After all, broth is basic. Broth is the foundation of many good recipes and another way to promote a “healthy” lifestyle, and it’s trendy. Broth is also incredibly easy to make at home in delicious small-batch quantities in your own kitchen; without spending $30 per ...

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Ashley’s Birthday + GF Lemon Tea Cake

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It’s my birthday! When I was growing up my mother would ask me to choose the type of cake I wanted for my birthday. She then proceeded to bake it for me, no matter what it was. I remember thinking that she was invincible in the kitchen—she could bake anything. One year, she pulled off a giant cookie cake that to this day I don’t know how she made with a conventional oven and a regular cookie tin. As my birthday came closer, I found myself craving something a little lighter, a lemon tea ...

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Passover + Seder + Traditions

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As today marks the beginning of Passover and the Passover Seder, I wanted to spend some time really discussing the idea of tradition. Especially the traditions in each of our different cultures. You might not realize, but the Passover Seder is a meal that is eaten in a particular order and is always a specific grouping of food (each having a different representation). While eating, the story of the liberation of the Jewish people who were enslaved in Egypt is retold. Connecting each piece of ...

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Fresh, Homemade Dressings

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While reading Julia Child’s book Mastering The Art of French Cooking a few years ago, I began to understand the importance of sauces and vinaigrettes and how valuable they are to master, especially in French cuisine. Julia writes that, “sauces are the splendor and glory of French cooking...”(Child, Bertholle, & Beck, 1961, p. 54).This realization became even more meaningful while listening to The Splendid Table, a podcast hosted by Lynne Rosetto Kasper. In the episode titled Isaac Mizrahi: ...

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Land on Loan: Understanding and Keeping the Earth with Ellen Davis

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A few years ago a friend and I were discussing the ethics of the coffee we were drinking and where it came from. As we walked out of the coffee shop, she mentioned that she was reading a book for her Christian ethics class at Fuller Theological Seminary.  The book, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, describes the connection between biblical text and the land that was created. The author, Dr. Ellen Davis, is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of ...

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