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Youth Camp at COCC Culinary Beat taught by Suzanne Landry

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The “Bottom Line Is” she was a Survivor

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Mom has been a survivor her whole life.  Barely a preteen, she spent not-so-comforting nights sleeping in an air-raid shelter as Germany bombed London every night for three years. This was the Blitz. In the morning she would run off … Continue reading

Top ‘Foods’ That Cause Depression

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I am a big believer in the power of healthy eating to promote mental well being as well as physical well being.  Here is a study examined by ‘Natural Health 365’ on the type of foods that cause depression and … Continue reading

Golden Beet Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Golden Beet Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes (Serves 4-6) 2 cooked, peeled and sliced red or golden beets * 2 large golden Heirloom tomatoes (or whatever you find) 2 cups arugula salad ¼ cup toasted and candied walnuts or pecans ½ … Continue reading

Roasted Chicken with Thyme and Lemon

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Roasted Chicken with Thyme and Lemon 2 lbs. organic chicken parts with bone ¼ cup olie oil 3 tab. garlic 1/3 cup whit wine 1 Tab. lemon zest 2 Tab lemon juice 1 ½ tsp of dried oregano 1 tsp … Continue reading

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Reduction

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A Springtime Favorite! 1 quart water or a combination of white wine 2×1 and water 1 1/3 cup turbinado sugar 4 Bosc pears; peeled, cored, and quartered Options: 1-2 pieces of orange or lemon zest; one split vanilla bean; 1 … Continue reading

Queen Mary’s English Pudding

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Queen Mary’s English PuddingCraving my childhood treats as I see my mum become more frail this past year.  English Pudding you see, is a poor man’s dessert and they didn’t have a lot of money in England back in the … Continue reading

Olive Oil LOVES Your Heart!

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What it Does – Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease Lowers high blood pressure Decreases risk of coronary artery disease and stroke How Olive oil works? Helps control bad cholesterol levels Increases good cholesterol levels High in antioxidants like Vitamin … Continue reading

Why You Need Saturated Fats in Your Diet!

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You need saturated fats in your diet! Many have avoided saturated fats in their diet because for years we were told that they were bad for us. Recent research, however, shows we actually NEED certain types of saturated fats and … Continue reading

Tomato Spinach Tartlett
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Premade pie shells 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbs. fresh thyme, minced (1 tsp dried) 2 cups fresh spinach 4 eggs, beaten ½ cup heavy cream 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup feta … Continue reading