Back to the Kitchen: The Magic of the Local and Exotic Blood Orange

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY From a culinary standpoint we know how lucky we are to live in Southern California! I love to eat and shop locally and seasonally.  On my last trip to the farmer’s market I was thrilled to find the vibrant blood orange! It has … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Give the gift of home baked holiday cake breads

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Gift giving is an amazing time to express love and creativity. With life full and busy these quick breads make excellent holiday gifts. It is a great activity for the family and is an opportunity to spend time together and teach … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Easy weeknight recipes

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The kids are back in school, the weather is a bit cooler and we are as busy as ever. Here are some great ways to make several meals from one starter. You can double the Turkey Meatloaf recipe and freeze half in individual loaf pans … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Valentine’s Day menu mixed in with romantic tidbits

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY "There is no sincerer love than the love of food." ~ George Bernard Shaw I know a lot of people want to be wined and dined on Valentine's Day, however,  I am not one of them. Aside from the fact that many restaurants are … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Bountiful Beet

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY As I walk through the open-air market, far from the abundance of winter fruits, I stumble upon the misfit vegetables. Some winter root vegetables lack the vibrant shade from the skin, but once peeled the beetroot is magnificent … [Read more...]