“Farm-fresh Cooking that will boost your Energy! “

By Portia Little One of the delicious rites of the summer season here in New England is going to a farmers’ market. It’s a chance to pick up some locally-grown fresh produce, munch on delectable baked goods, and to buy a gift from a local artist. In addition to our regular favorites, new markets are […]

Slow cooker bread pudding is easy-prep and budget friendly

Bread pudding has many charms. It can be sweet or savory and served at any time of the day, from breakfast to snack time to dessert. It’s also budget-friendly. Recipes for bread pudding first emerged sometime during the 11th or 12th century as a way to use up stale or leftover bread. Stale bread still remains a […]

Healthy fermented foods can be pleasing to the palate

The word fermented is not often used in the same sentence with tasteful. When it comes to food, however, fermented is one way to benefit overall health, with foods such as pickles and yogurt, which also taste good. What exactly are fermented foods? Fermentation, is a process that helps to preserve foods, introducing bacteria that […]

Oats make desserts that are flavorful and good for you

It’s February — a time to treat your sweetheart and also yourself – to some foods that are heart healthy. One great way to accomplish that is by adding oats. The demand for those dietary heroes has increased in the past 15 to 20 years as repeated scientific studies have found that the soluble fiber […]

Warm up winter with one-pot meals

Eat much over the holidays? If you’re like many folks, perhaps you overindulged on hi-cal, sugary, buttery foods. So now it’s time to settle down to more healthful eating with some delicious hot soups and stews that contain lots of – yes, fiber. Most of us realize the benefits of a diet rich in dietary […]

Cake in mug almost as good as a hug

There’s a new meaning these days to the expression “have a cuppa.” Many folks are enjoying the flavor and convenience of microwave mug cakes, which have become popular quick-fix items. You can make them fast enough to satisfy your homemade treat craving without heating up an oven. With the stress of holiday baking, it’s nice […]

Vegetables in disguise just white lies

Let’s face it. During the holidays, we tend to overindulge in high-calorie, rich foods, including a lot of sweets. The challenge is to eat healthy, and one way is to include some nutritious vegetables in our diet. But the problem is that many folks, and not just the kids, don’t exactly love them. The solution: […]

Farm Fresh to cook at Warren center

Personnel from Farm Fresh Rhode Island will hold a cooking demonstrating on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Warren Senior Center, 20 Libby Lane. For more information, call (401) 247-1930. 

Music makes cooking upbeat activity

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, humming a tune from Elvis or Johnny Cash perhaps. Dance around the kitchen as you prepare some dishes that remind you of a high school hop or of listening to your favorite radio disc jockey after school. Good food and good music go together. In fact, it’s fun […]

‘Batter up:’ Pancakes are always a hit

Who doesn’t like pancakes in one form or another? Traditionalists savor them heaped high on a plate, topped with a pat of butter and drizzled with real maple syrup. You can add blueberries, raspberries, chopped apples, or sliced strawberries to the mix; or you can top the cakes with the very same fruit instead of […]