Wouldn't it be nice if the holidays were simpler

    At the Bar: Trying to Make the Holidays Worthwhile

    As the holidays wind down we take a look at overcoming the holiday paradox and figuring out how to enjoy the holidays.

    It seems like there is always a question about eating eggs

    The great egg debate, helpful or harmful to our health?

    Even though eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients, it seems like people often wonder if eggs are good or bad for them because of their high cholesterol content.

    Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipes

    11 Great Dishes for Fall

    Here are 11 of our favorite fall recipes everyone should try eating before the leaves change color and shorter days lead to longer nights and hearty winter dishes.

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    The Umami Guide to Giving by How Well Someone Cooks

    You want to get the cook in your life a present for the holidays, but you’re not sure what to get them. It’s a quandary. Here at Umami, we like to solve these very important problems for you; it’s kind…

    Better Eating with Bittman and Pollan

    Better Eating with Bittman and Pollan

    At the beginning of the year, I did what most Americans do; I made a resolution to clean up the food in my kitchen and to eat better. Over the next few months, I will be writing about the big…

    Bee foraging for pollen

    Walking the Green Path: Supporting the Butterfly and the Bee

    A challenge for restaurants and cafes trying to practice sustainability is figuring out their role in making sure there is a sustainable food system and a sustainable eco system to support their work.

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    Walking the Green Path: Support for the Journey

    I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight. When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to…

    French Toast with Maple Whip Cream

    French Toast with Maple Whip Cream

    This French Toast recipe uses soft French bread and grated orange peel to create thick slices of toast with a subtle hint of orange topped with maple whipped cream.

    Great Northern White Beans with Rosemary and Roasted Garlic

    Great Northern Beans with Rosemary and Roasted Garlic

    Soft and supple, Great Northern beans with lots of fresh rosemary sautéed with a whole bulb of roasted garlic and white onion are a great addition to any meal.

    Mashed Potatoes with Pepper Jack Cheese and Roasted Green Chilies

    Mashed Potatoes with Pepper Jack Cheese and Roasted Green Chilies

    Mashed potatoes with pepper jack cheese and green chilies have just the right amount of heat to compliment spicier dishes. They go particularly well with southwestern dishes and anything from the grill.

    Potato leek soup

    Potato Leek Soup

    This potato leek soup recipe is easy to make, has great flavor, and is blended for a silky, smooth texture.

    Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Salad

    Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese Salad

    Tomatoes and mozzarella come together to create a simple late summer caprese salad that is a delicious way to highlight the flavors in heirloom tomatoes.

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    Walking the Green Path: Another Brick for the Path

    As I move into year twelve with Butter Bakery Café, I’ve created a new set of supports that feel different from my first years. I think I’m learning more about myself as a businessperson and about the role of my…

    Pico De Gallo Featured

    Pico de Gallo

    Pico de gallo is a great addition to any Mexican or southwestern dish. The fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and pepper are an easy way to brighten up tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

    Shredded Chicken With Spices

    Shredded Chicken Recipe

    This shredded chicken recipe is a versatile base that can be used to make enchiladas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more. Cooking the chicken on a low simmer with the chilies helps make sure that every bite of chicken is plump,…