Back to the Kitchen: Zucchini loopalooza

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am part of a team of parents who have tended to the garden at my daughter's school over the summer. I got this message from our master gardener: "The garden looks beautiful.  Please be sure to look for any produce that is ready … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: The Importance of Cheese

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY There is a saying in my kitchen "when in doubt add more cheese." I love to cook with cheese as it adds so much depth of flavor. Who would have thought that an appliance mogul would be responsible for one of the greatest American … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Summer Grilled Vegetables & lighter fare

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It seems that as much of a foodie that I am I just can't work up an appetite in this summer heat. Sometimes when the sun goes down I just want to grab some wine cheese and crusty bread.  Hummus and roasted garlic are also nice to … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Herb Extravaganza!

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I have the perfect spot to grow container herbs right outside my kitchen door. All you need is a big container, seeds or starter packs, potting soil, water and about four to six  hours direct sunlight. I have a few 13-inch clay … [Read more...]

Summer fruit recipes for picnic or BBQ

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY One of my most enjoyable summer pastimes is wondering aimlessly through the open- air market. I sometimes get a little over enthusiastic with the beauty and abundance of the season's fruit that by the end of the day I have bags … [Read more...]

Red, White and Sapphire: The perfect 4th of July cocktail

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1 ½ oz. Bombay Sapphire ®Gin 1 oz. fresh lemon juice ¾ oz. simple syrup 3-4 fresh raspberries 3 oz. club soda Garnish: Lemon twist & a fresh raspberry Collins Glass Muddle Raspberries with simple syrup and lemon juice. Add ice, Bombay … [Read more...]

Recipes for a perfect 4th of July

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Grilled Corn with Chili Lime Butter 8 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, softened 1/2-teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon grated lime peel 4 teaspoons fresh limejuice 1/2 teaspoon jalapeño, minced (or to taste) 8 ears corn on the cob … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Summer Picnic

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I am so in love with food and entertaining that the summer gives me options to combine cuisine with some of my other loves: nature, music and baseball! Be it the beach or the Hollywood Bowl, picnics are a great passion of mine.  … [Read more...]