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Egg-free Homemade Pasta
Jul 1, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
One perk of my job as a food editor is getting a sneak peek at cookbooks before they hit shelves. While browsing through a new Italian one scheduled for release this fall, I was reminded there’s more than one way to make pasta at home. We often rely on eggs to make pasta at home, but there’s good news if you’re allergic to eggs. Next time you’re in the supermarket, read one of the labels and you’ll see most boxed pasta are made with semolina flour and water, not an egg in site. You can make this at home too. Read More
Spotlight on Superfoods: Blueberries
Jun 29, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Kids will probably chuckle if you tell them blueberries are a superfood, especially boys conjuring up images of Superman. While they can’t make them fly, rest assured this is one fruit you want your little ones to become best friends with for life. Read More
A Berry Easy Dessert
Jun 27, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Here in New York, we wait for the short window of time when strawberries come into season. While the hope is that each batch is filled with juicy, sweet berries, it’s inevitable that some need a little help. My solution for the tart berries in the bunch is to make jam. Recently, I realized if I took this one step further, I could have a tasty way to the beat the heat too with homemade strawberry frozen yogurt. Read More
Summer Sun Safety
Jun 25, 2011 | Posted by Kim Foster
Australians take their sun protection pretty seriously - a hole in the ozone layer over the country means that Aussie’s get a lot of UV radiation and presumably a higher rate of skin cancer than many other countries. That means they have adopted some of the best, more rigorous skin protection regimes out there. Read More
Seasonal Spotlight: Zucchini
Jun 23, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
My eyes lit up a few weeks ago when I spied the first zucchini of the season. I decided to use roasted zucchini as a springboard for a new dip recipe. Since both the kids love hummus, I decided to add a familiar flavor and included tahini in my final recipe. A fresh squirt of lemon brightened the flavors too. Read More
Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies
Jun 14, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Since I had my own phobias with rhubarb, I knew it would likely be a hard sell to my daughters too. Well, what kid doesn’t love pie? I made them kid-sized, so they could hold them and happily snack on a homemade treat and still have room for an icy cold glass of milk. Read More
A Fresh Take on Zucchini
Jun 8, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Every week I’m greeted with sightings of old favorites making a comeback at the farmers’ market. Recently, I blinked and rubbed my eyes in surprise to see the first zucchini of the season. June has snuck up on me, though, so perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise at all. Read More
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
Jun 7, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
The strawberries are here! If you were anywhere near the farmers’ market at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn a week or two ago, you may have heard me singing the praises of the season. After what seemed like an endless winter, and more than three feet of snow here in New York City, those ruby red orbs of fruit were enough to make me do a happy dance. Read More
Sweet Pea Pesto
Jun 3, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
Rhubarb was the first sign of spring, its ruby stalks brightening up the rows of root vegetables at the farmers’ market. Now strawberries have made their presence known too. Before long, sweet peas will also be in abundance—I already spied a few, but they were expensive. Thankfully I have one last bag of fresh-frozen peas from last year’s harvest. I’m happy I planned ahead too, though a bag of frozen peas from the supermarket is perfectly fine in a pinch. Read More
Finger Foods
May 30, 2011 | Posted by Jennifer Perillo
As the weather gets warmer, heating up the kitchen first thing with a home-cooked breakfast isn’t my favorite way to start the day. That doesn’t mean we survive on cold cereal Monday through Friday, though. A little planning on the weekends means breakfast comes together quickly, and easily, as I’m getting everyone off to work and school. Read More