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Ingredient Spotlight: Fresh Oregano

By admin | August 17, 2011

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By: Marnely Rodriguez

She starts every meal by sauteing fresh Oregano in olive oil. Every lunch, every dinner; whether it’s chicken breast or eggplant parmesan, you’ll know my Mother is cooking when the smell of Oregano fills the air. A staple of Caribbean cuisine, where it grows in backyards and farms of Dominican Republic, Oregano is an aromatic herb that infuses your meals with great flavor. Read More

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Italian Pantry Staples

By admin | July 21, 2011

Photo: Andrea Parrish-Geyer

Photo: Andrea Parrish-Geyer

Cooking Italian food can be surprisingly simple and very rewarding. The key is to use fresh and delicious ingredients in a simple way that showcases their natural and delicious flavors. Here are a few key pantry staples that every Italian pantry should have. Read More

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The Many Great Benefits of Fennel

By mahir | June 15, 2011

Photo: SummerTomato on flickr

Photo: SummerTomato on flickr

Cousin to parsley, fennel has a distinct almost licorice flavor that is popular in many Italian dishes like stews and pasta. The meatiest part of fennel is the white bulbs while the feathery fronds can be used as a perfect flavoring on top of pastas or salads. Like celery, the entire plant is edible and can be braised, sauteed, roasted, or grilled as the bulb softens when cooked. This vegetable has great health and taste benefits to know about. Here’s why you should start cooking with fennel this summer:  Read More

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Ingredient Focus: Cilantro

By mahir | June 13, 2011

Cilantro

Cilantro

Cilantro

Rarely does a food so definitively separate the lovers from the haters as in the case of cilantro. This herb, which is from the same plant as coriander seeds, is common across cultures, appearing sprinkled on enchiladas, folded into chili, and mixed Read More

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