Black currants have four times more Vitamin C than oranges. In fact, during World War II, the British government provided black currant syrup for free to English children to prevent scurvy. Braised Turkey Thighs With Currants (Makes Six Servings) 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 turkey …Read More
Sage has been held in high regard for its culinary and medicinal properties. Its scientific name is derived from the Latin word “salver” which means “to be saved.” Some studies show that this herb may be helpful as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Basil is reputed to improve the immune, digestive and cardiovascular systems. The flavonoids present act as antioxidants to protect the body’s cells from oxygen-based damage. Valuable oils present in basil act as an antibacterial protector for cells. The carotenoids in basil may also have some protection for the cells from free radical damage.
Strawberries are a fruit which have grown wild for centuries and were first cultivated in the 13th century. The Romans valued strawberries for their therapeutic powers for everything from loose teeth to gastritis. Chilled Strawberry Soup (Makes Four Servings) 1 pound frozen strawberries, thawed 1/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup plain yogurt, …Read More
Swiss chard is a good source of fiber. It is considered a “cruciferous” or “cross bearing” vegetable as it flowers in the shape of a cross. Swiss Chard With Cannellini Beans & Caramelized Onions (Makes Four Servings) 1 pound Swiss chard 2 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 cup sweet onion, diced 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar …Read More
Tarragon Chicken (Makes Six Servings) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast In a small bowl combine the oil, parsley, tarragon, pepper, lemon juice and wine. Pour over chicken …Read More
For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of barbecue season. For Richard Jarmusz, executive chef at Fletcher Allen, it’s the perfect time to change up your menu with local meats, seasonal vegetables, and your own homemade BBQ sauce (hint: it’s easier than you think to make!). Chef Jarmusz provides his tips – and a …Read More
What should I eat the night before the marathon is a question that I have been asked with a fair degree of regularity. Most runners, even those who have not been mindful about their eating throughout their training, are zeroed in on what they are planning to eat the night before their race. Traditions are …Read More