Mating Game of Date Palms

By Catharine L. Kaufman (a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink) Perhaps this column should be marked PG-13, since much of what’s said about the exotic fruit often called “tree candy,” cannot avoid a slightly suggestive tinge. Starting … Read More

Missing The Pastry Baking Gene? Improvise.

By Dina Eliash Robinson If you have ever been ridiculed by in-laws at the family Thanksgiving dinner with stories of your pastry baking disasters; or had a cooking class instructor roll his eyes as you … Read More

Apple & Almond-Flour Cake

Ingredients: (Organic preferred. Feel free to adjust ingredients, proportions and measurements to your taste & creativity.) • One box of frozen, Organic Filo Dough (sold at Whole Foods and other health food stores) • 10 … Read More

Tasty Treats Play Tricks On Kids

  By Catharine Kaufman—a.k.a. The Kitchen Shrink Most parents realize sooner or later that while threats and bribes tend merely to strengthen kids’ resolve to hold out for takeout pizza and other fast food, a … Read More

Laughter Helps The Veggies Go Down

By Dina Eliash Robinson Our FreeRangeClub.com (FRC) partner and nationally syndicated food columnist, Catharine Kaufman—known and celebrated as The Kitchen Shrink—raised and fed healthy fare to her two previously vegetable-averse daughters (and, in no small … Read More

Sweet & Sour Kale Delight

Ingredients (all organic preferred to avoid toxic pesticides & other residues): = 1 bunch of kale— “Rainbow Kale” (with the colorful spines & stems, is tasty, healthy & more delicate, while the very dark green … Read More

Baked Chicken In Exotic Herbs-&-Spices Sauce

Ingredients: (all organic ingredients suggested for optimum flavor & nutritional value) 1 pound of chicken ‘tenders’ (the soft inner part of breast—boneless) 2 whole legs—skins removed & drumsticks cut from thighs 1 cup extra virgin … Read More