Did you know that a rose by any other name might be a strawberry?
Strawberries, which have been around almost as long as man has been there to enjoy them, are actually members of the genus fagaria - the rose family.
Historically, strawberries have had plenty of press. Roman writers Virgil, Ovid, and Pliny all mentioned strawberries in their writing. A record of cultivated strawberries in European gardens dates to the 14th century. Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Every mom's favorite day is this Sunday, a day when mom gets to lounge around the house while dad and the kids do all the work.
Sound too good to be true?
It usually is, but mom should still be able to count on a little well deserved pampering this Sunday. Today's recipes offer easy to prepare (as in, dad and the kids can do it!) choices for a special Mother Day breakfast.
Today's recipes include: Easy Brunch Skillet, Breakfast Orange Drink, Festive Fruit Salad, Quick Apple Coffee Cake, Easy Sticky Buns. Tuesday, May 07, 2013
With busy spring schedules gearing up, there's little time to spend in the kitchen preparing dinner.
Today's column brings good news. With the right recipes and a little planning, it's possible to serve a homemade dinner with a minimum of cooking time.
Today's recipes, based on chicken, feature a lighter springtime taste; all can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. The recipes are: Chicken with Smashed Potatoes, Spring Chicken Stir Fry, Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Chili with Green Salsa. Tuesday, April 30, 2013
April and May are prime months for stalking - asparagus, that is. Nothing says spring like those robust green stalks that, in my opinion, make any meal a special one.
There's little doubt that asparagus is a special vegetable - just look at the price tag. There is a reason for the higher cost. Asparagus requires hand picking. When picking your own at the grocery store, look for firm straight spears with closed compact tips. Tuesday, April 23, 2013
As a child I knew it was spring when there rhubarb pie for dessert. Rhubarb was always the first fruit of spring, and following close behind was its partner in pies - strawberries.
Admittedly, rhubarb is an acquired taste, and to be perfectly honest, I prefer it mixed with strawberries. Mother Nature must have been thinking along those lines when she decided to make both fruits ready for harvest in early spring. Tuesday, April 16, 2013