Food and Health

Milk. It Does a Fish Good.

by Elizabeth January 24, 2013

I was browsing through an old copy of Cook’s Illustrated and came across one of the best tips I’ve heard in awhile-soak your fish in milk before cooking to remove any fishy flavor.  If you get your seafood from a reliable source and know what to look for when purchasing you shouldn’t come across the fishyness […]

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Wedding Mushrooms

by Elizabeth January 17, 2013

Here’s a quick week night side dish recipe of sauteed mushrooms in white wine and herbs that we make at least once a week.  It takes only minutes to prepare but you would never know it from the complex umami flavor and the heavenly aroma that fills the kitchen during cooking.  We started calling these “wedding mushrooms” […]

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

by Elizabeth November 15, 2012

“If the only prayer you ever said in your life was thank you, that would suffice.” -Meister Eckhart It’s been a bit busy over here with the move and the storm/aftermath so I didn’t get around to sending out the post I wrote last week…but I decided to save it for later because A. it’s […]

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A Few of my Favorite Kitchen Tips

by Elizabeth October 19, 2012

Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tips gathered over the years…some were passed down through family recipes, others I learned in culinary school, and the rest came from my favorite cookbooks and magazines as noted. Image via 1. Getting rid of a harsh oniony taste. If you (or your breath) are not […]

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Need an energy boost?

by Elizabeth September 19, 2012

I’m a fan of coffee (although “true” coffee lovers have challenged me on this since I take mine in about a 1:1 ratio of coffee to milk).  I’m not an addict, but I do love my one cup in the morning. Still, I get a lot of questions about non-caffeinated alternatives to boost energy in […]

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August Flu

by Elizabeth August 24, 2012

Elderberry Plant (Image via It feels a little weird to write about the flu in August but it turns out there has been a weird summer outbreak in our area.  Unfortunately, I learned this firsthand when poor Julian came down with it on Monday.  His doctor said that she had been seeing a ton […]

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Not Your Mother’s Pressure Cooker

by Elizabeth July 26, 2012

(via For those of you unfamiliar with pressure cookers as I was until recently, you are going to want to get one of these handy appliances. For those of you familiar with pressure cookers, I realize this may evoke some skepticism (my mother’s reaction to my recent purchase – “I remember getting one of those […]

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Spice It Up

by Elizabeth July 17, 2012

(Image via Wikipedia) Incorporating different spices into your cooking is one of the easiest ways to mix things up. Here are a few tips on buying, storing and cooking with spices. BUYING -Buy whole instead of ground spices. The shelf life is much longer and the flavor of freshly ground spices is better. -Buy in […]

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You say tomato

by Dishing Well with Elizabeth Tigani July 11, 2012

 Even though I usually prefer strong, robust flavors, sun dried tomatoes have oddly enough never been my thing. For years I kept trying them, wanting so badly to like them because they looked so good, but I gave that up when I discovered semi-dried tomatoes. I was inspired by a recipe in my latest cookbook obsession, Plenty by Yotam […]

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Is this missing from your diet?

by Dishing Well with Elizabeth Tigani June 4, 2012

Growing up, most of us at one point or another were told to eat our vegetables or finish our milk at dinner. But how many of us remember being told we couldn’t leave the table until we finished our sauerkraut or kefir? In other words, who even heard about fermented foods let alone that they […]

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