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Kitchen Talk

Turn up the heat on home cooking

Rhubarb from "Farmers Market"

Spring has official arrived, but not in our kitchens. This is the time of year when cooks grow weary of the same old root vegetables and winter greens and start yearning for some tender, young produce to play with in the kitchen, like fresh fava beans and strawberries. We’re all eager to push the season, but that’s not always a good thing. It’s better to be patient and let Mother Nature finish her work in the garden. In order to… Read More »

Wholesome whole grains for spring

If you’re not acquainted with Bob’s Red Mill – the logo has  retro, red lettering and a picture of founder Bob Moore in a blue  cap  – then you should be. The Oregon company offers a line of 400-plus wholesome, whole grain products in nearly every grocery retailer and natural foods store in North America, from stone-ground flours and hot cereals to baking mixes and grains like oat groats, millet and quinoa.  Started in 1972 by Bob Moore and his… Read More »