Submitted by Christina on August 23, 2016 - 12:12pm
I must get asked these questions ten times a day: How do I set up a pantry to create health and wellness? What should I include, besides the basics to enhance the nutritive value of the foods I cook?
Each time I hear these or the million other variations on the topic of setting up a pantry, I think there’s a lot of work to do in order to help people make better choices…and to have access to the kinds of ingredients that will make their food delicious and nutrient-dense.
Submitted by Christina on August 23, 2016 - 10:02am
Women spend a staggering $426 billion on beauty products each year: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dry shampoo, face wash, facial scrubs, tea tree oil, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, whitening toothpastes, serums, body lotion, face lotion, primers and toners.
When it comes to beauty and appearance maintenance, it can feel like there’s no limit to how much we will spend. There’s always a new miracle product that promises us clear skin and eternal youth.
Submitted by Christina on August 22, 2016 - 9:17am
It was a blazing hot summer day and I was about to do a cooking demo for the Newport Mansions Food and Wine Festival.
A man with sparkling eyes and a baseball cap walked slowly toward me. Slowly because he was seriously encumbered by the weight of an enormous cutting board on his hip that threw his balance completely off.
Submitted by Christina on August 22, 2016 - 8:21am
I love my knife. There; I said it in my outside voice. I love my knife the way women love their shoes…with all my heart.
The affair began about 20 years ago when Robert gave me a Kyocera KyoTop ceraminc knife for Christmas. At first, I was skeptical. This knife was light as a feather. Surely, it couldn’t be serious. By the end of Christmas Day’s cooking, you had to pry it from my hand so I would stop slicing and dicing.
Camelina oil was brought to my attention a couple of years ago when I was traveling around Italy. It seems some of my best ideas, luck, products, people, experiences, food and loves come when I am traveling around Italy.
But I digress.
We were minding our own business in Tuscany when I received an email from a producer of camelina oil asking me if I had ever heard of it.
“Cam-e-who oil?” I know you’re likely thinking the same thing.