Back to the Kitchen: Cooking With Herbs

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY When I moved from my house with a big garden into a townhome,  the thing I missed most was walking outside and clipping the fresh herbs that I needed for a meal.  However, I have do two sunny balconies  in my new place — … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Berry Delicious Recipes for Summer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY   Wandering around the open-air market is a favorite past time of mine.  I love to cruise through the booths and check out what is fresh and new. Summer is such an amazing time for berries. There are so many different … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Mussels and Clams—Yes, You Can Make Them At Home

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It's  May and the weather keeps going from hot to cold,  so this past weekend I found myself wanting to make a mix of clams and mussels! I love them, but I used to only eat them when dining out because I could never get them … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Soup’s On!

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Although the weather has been not very cold and more like summer throughout Southern California, I still see friends and family with sniffles and the flu. It hit my daughter Emma last week and I was down for a day this week. … [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...]

Back to the Kitchen: A surprising and versatile legume

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY French green, little red, little green, brown and black are some of the more common varieties of lentils, which are legumes that generally have a rich nutty flavor. They are grown in pods, which contain one or two seeds each. There … [Read more...]