Holiday Recipe: Turkey vs. Ham

The Age-old Debate: Turkey or Ham Plus, a couple of recipes for both to make the decision even tougher.  When preparing to cook the holiday dinner, there always seems to be a toss-up between which kind of meat to fix—turkey or ham? Fortunately at my holiday gatherings I can expect to find turkey and ham…

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Feed and Grow Your Friendly (Gut) Flora

Feed and Grow Your Friendly (Gut) Flora By Jan Cullinane. Previously published in the 2016 Winter Issue. Tom M.’s elderly dad was treated for pneumonia. Following his hospital stay, the 95-year-old Long Islander was placed in a rehab center for additional convalescence and contracted a nasty bacterial infection, C. diff (Clostridium difficile). This bacterium produces…

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‘Cue the Smoke Signal – Why America Goes Hog Wild for Barbeque

Your backyard may be brimming with brews, burgers, and dogs—but call this a “barbecue” in front of a true ‘cue aficionado and you’re likely to get your butt handed to you… …Pork butt, that is. The invitation may have said “BBQ,” but flipping patties on an outdoor grill does not equal those three sacred letters.…

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The Little Shrimp That Could

The Little Shrimp That Could – A Tour of Low Country Cuisine By Fanny Slater. Previously published in the 2015 Summer Issue. If you’re craving a coastal bite, you’ve come to the right place. We’re dishing about all things seafood today—with a side of culture. So pull out your Southern drawl, y’all. It’s all about…

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Get Your Fanny in the Kitchen

From Cooking Demos to Catering, Cooking Star, Fanny Slater, Shares Her Love of Creative Cooking. Wilmington, NC’s Fanny Slater made it to the big time when she won Rachael Ray’s Great American Cookbook competition last May with her “Tastes Like Childhood” theme. Out of 1,000 entries from around the nation, months later, Fanny’s demonstration video…

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Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere – Pumpkin Recipes

A recent trip to Target had me leaving with a lot of things I didn’t originally plan to buy, including a bag of—drum roll—pumpkin spice M&Ms. Me being the pumpkin fan that I am couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give these treats a try, so they wound up in my cart. (And now they…

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Preserving Corn and Other August Gardening Tips

Charlie Nardozzi, Horticulturist and Leonard Perry, UVM Extension Horticulturist Preserving corn, freezing berries, and making pesto from basil, are some of the gardening activities for this month. Preserve the fresh-picked (well, almost) flavor of corn on the cob for winter meals. Cook the cobs as usual, then using a special corn scraper or a sharp…

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Dining in Naples, Florida: Sea Salt

“Classic, fresh, innovative, organic and sustainable.” These are the words general manager Tanya Buchanan uses to describe Sea Salt restaurant, located on Historic Third Street South in Naples, Florida (one of the best places to retire in Florida, too). Opened in 2008 by Ingrid and Fabrizio Aielli, the restaurant aims to “blend simplicity with the very best fresh ingredients in a menu that changes daily.”

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