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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear is in season in the Southwest. Last year I learned from a Mexican farmer who was harvesting prickly pear, that this cactus is the cure to many ailments and that is eaten in many different forms. Prickly pear cactus is called nopal in Spanish, is a plant native to the southwest where...

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Please consider joining us in Taos New Mexico for a new approach, new recipes, and a new experience. There Are Limited Spaces Available.

Please consider joining us in Taos New Mexico for a new approach, new recipes, and a new experience. There Are Limited Spaces Available.

We are inviting you to join us for a very unique detoxification and liver support program. Maybe you just need a check-in and realignment to get back on track with healthy eating and living. Perhaps you take medications, have had bouts of sugar addiction and/or excessive carbohydrate intake, have had limited sun exposure, or...

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Women’s March in D.C. January 2017

Women’s March in D.C. January 2017

I marched in the Washington D.C. Women’s March and although there were thousands of us gathered at the march, it felt communal and strong and peaceful and there was a strong conviction that it is time for all of us to start paying attention. The day before, I had the opportunity to work with...

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Washington DC – 2015

Washington DC – 2015

I was in Washington DC last month for a benefit for the two largest soup kitchens in the country; DC Central and Martha’s Table. This is an annual trek for me and I have been involved for the past 7 years. These are organizations that combat hunger and create opportunities that bring about real...

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Chestnut Polenta

Chestnut Polenta

As part of the DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table benefits this year, I served a Chestnut Polenta.  Glen Roberts of Anson Mills arranged to ship the chestnut polenta for the recipe to me in Washington DC. The key to this polenta is cooking it long and slow and using 3 times the amount...

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Moroccan Friends & Food

Moroccan Friends & Food

After a 30 minute drive northeast from Essaouira, we were met on the side of a road by donkey, driver and cart. We took a 45 minute donkey ride straight into the hills. We arrived at Hafida’s family’s home. We are greeted with a handshake, kiss on one cheek, and a double kiss on...

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Our Daily Intake of Chemicals

Our Daily Intake of Chemicals

I am just back form California where I attended the Women Chef and Restaurateurs Conference and also had some great food experiences. From San Franscisco I headed to DC where I participated in Sunday Suppers and SIPs; two fund raisers for DC Central and Martha’s Table. I have posted a few of the haunts...

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A Delicious Revolution

A Delicious Revolution

I was in Washington D.C. last week for this amazing event that I am very proud to be part of. Sips & Suppers is an annual fundraiser for the two largest soup kitchens in the U.S.  The benefit raises money for DC Central Kitchen and Martha’s Table‘s grocery program, which brings food to the...

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Adventures in San Francisco

Adventures in San Francisco

San Francisco is filled with food treasures. I woke early this morning (still on east coast time) and wandered to the Ferry Building. It is a quiet place early in the morning on a non-market day.  One of the most spectacular farmer’s markets is held in this building and in the lot behind it,...

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The Butcher’s Guild

The Butcher’s Guild

My new friends Marissa Guggina and Tia Harrison, founders of The Butcher’s Guild. The Butcher’s Guild is a loosely organized national fraternity of butchers who are committed to breaking down whole animals — not prepackaged parts — and adhering to a particular moral code.  I am becoming a member of this organization. Only in...

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