| Mar 17, 2013
The early mom gets a quiet cup of coffee. Which should be reward enough, but it isn't. I usually succumb to the snooze button.
Still, I'm impressed by early. The friend who wakes predawn to work. Or worse, work out. The quick-study who files early. Or...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Fresh-cooked pasta tossed with olive oil, basil, garlic and tomatoes ... local fish grilled with lemon and capers ... fresh figs and pistachios for dessert ... a glass of red wine ... Sounds easy and delicious, right? This style of eating is the very...
| Mar 9, 2013
Dear SOS: I recently was in Aspen, Colo., on a trip through the Rocky Mountains. The ham and bean soup at the Creperie du Village was wonderful. Is there any way you might be able to get the recipe?
Dear Barry: Ham and beans...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Average temperature: High 79 Low 56
Rainfall: 3.54 inches
Spring arrives: March 20
1. Moon phases
•Last quarter: March 4
•New moon: March 11
•First quarter: March 19
•Full moon: March 27
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:39 AM
The season's chilly weather calls for comfort food, but that's no reason to pack on the pounds. After all, spring is right around the corner.
We asked local chefs to share their comfort food favorites, lightened up a bit in honor of the season ahead....
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
What are chilly days without comfort foods to soothe our weary souls and hungry stomachs? One of the best examples of comfort food is the stew. In it's basic form, a stew is relatively inexpensive meat stewed with vegetables in flavorful liquid. It...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It's Fat Tuesday and many of us are going to indulge in rich gumbos, savory jambalayas and sweet beignets in honor of the occasion.
Eating healthy may seem fruitless on a day devoted to high-calorie, rich foods.
But there are ways to make healthier...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:47 PM
It was a cold and overcast day – Punxsutawney Phil, groundhog, did not see his shadow – spring is around the corner. Well, it was not exactly that way in Florida and Florida Phyllis did see her shadow. But don’t worry we know...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Potato and leek soup is a classic French recipe that couldn't be more comforting on a cold winter day. It's an easy recipe that requires only a few ingredients. The addition of a bread slice is typical in gazpacho recipes and adds to the "creamy"...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Hot! hot! hot! That's the word on spice. Not just in the culinary world but in the scientific community, as well. Flavor is the least of it, although that's certainly reason enough.
Take cayenne pepper, that red chili loaded with capsaicin, which makes...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
They're just off the vine, as are the cucumbers, eggplant, peppers and all variety of herbs. But we're not at a farmer's market. We're at a deluxe Caribbean resort — CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa (http://www.cuisinartresort.com) on Anguilla (http://...
| Jan 29, 2013
Split pea soup was a favorite during my college days -- inexpensive, filling and straightforward to prepare. I liked to add smoked bacon and lots of carrots. I may not be a college girl anymore, but I still feel the same way about split soup -- it's a...