Turmeric: The Power of Orange

Turmeric: The Power of Orange

In recent years turmeric has stormed into our kitchens touting incredible healing powers. Apparently, it is still having its moment and remains as ubiquitous as ever. Everything appears to be sprinkled with turmeric these days: soups, teas, smoothies, stews…you...
The Strange Beauty of Mushrooms

The Strange Beauty of Mushrooms

I have always been very fond of mushrooms, in fact, I frequently ate them long before I knew how good they were for me. There is a deep rooted tradition of mushroom picking in the forested areas of Spain and so they appear prominently featured in many Spanish dishes....
Put a Little Sunshine on Your Plate

Put a Little Sunshine on Your Plate

The magic of tomatoes is not just in their external beauty but in their delightful and hard to define flavor. They can simultaneously be described as sweet, tart, fresh or green tasting. They are succulent and emblematic of the summertime. I think it is fair to say...
Blueberries: A Summer Jewel

Blueberries: A Summer Jewel

These little blue gems are a type of wild berry native to the temperate areas of the Northern hemisphere. Many of us just know them in their frozen form because we are geographically challenged when it comes to blueberries. Though it is still very worthwhile to...
I Never Skip a Beet

I Never Skip a Beet

My first encounter with beets was decades ago, as a child. As a mainly visual individual, the first thing that attracted me to the jar of pickled beets in the pantry was its deep magenta color. It was a fascinating, assertive shade of pink I had not seen in food…or...
The Amazing Pumpkin Seed

The Amazing Pumpkin Seed

Among my favorite foods are seeds. They are so nutritious, they travel easy and go well with almost anything. They are like the perfect friend: always there for you when you need them. I particularly love to eat pumpkin seeds by themselves and I also use them in many...