Get Out Of The Pits With Avocados

by Catharine L. Kaufman—a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink Here in California, summer overwhelms us with bountiful vegetables and fruits—including nutrition-packed avocados. These awesome green beauties—or at least the seven locally grown varieties which range from the … Read More

Tea For All

By Dina Eliash Robinson Once upon the year 2737 B.C.E., so the legend goes, a windblown leaf from a then unknown, and centuries later identified as. a wild tea bush, landed in Chinese emperor Shennong’s … Read More

Sausage Paprikash

Sausage Paprikash—Hungarian Style Vegetable & Sausage Stew: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chopped onion 2 cloves chopped garlic ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Assorted fresh, seasonal vegetables (selection & amount as desired) Fresh or dry parsley … Read More

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup—Creamy Texture Yet Dairy-Free; Cholesterol-Free; Low Calorie; Energizing; All-Organic:                           Ingredients: 1/3 of medium onion (preferably red) 3 cloves of garlic (medium … Read More

Tomato: The Legendary Love Apple

Boosts Your Lycopene, Antioxidants, Vitamins & Attractiveness By Dina Eliash Robinson Artists As Gardeners Our famous friends, musicians and travel journalists Joanne (Giovanna) and Tony DiBona, are keeping us supplied with some of the most … Read More

Vegetable Ratatouille

Vegetable Ratatouille—Stew of Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables Ingredients: ½ medium onion (red preferred) 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic Assortment of fresh seasonal vegetables such as kale, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, fennel bulb, tomato (Heirlooms preferred, if available), … Read More

Scientific Studies Favor Organics

by Dina Eliash Robinson European Union-funded studies of organic and conventional crops, grown in side by side plots, showed antioxidant levels 20 percent to 40 percent higher in organic wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage and lettuce. … Read More

Flash-Cooked Gazpacho

  If you decide to make a larger amount of cold summer Gazpacho soup—either to keep it fresh in the refrigerator up to 10-12 days and ready to dip into it whenever you or your … Read More