CUCUMBER ALMOND GAZPACHO

2022-07-07T15:03:49-04:00

Cucumber Almond Gazpacho by Chef Allison Anastasio Cucumbers sometimes get overlooked in the bounty of summer produce. High in vitamins A, C, K, and varied minerals, they’re wonderfully refreshing as the weather heats up. Although the easiest way to use them is to add chopped cucumbers to salads, this recipe is an unusual way to showcase the talents of this vegetable. It’s a creative twist on the more common tomato-based gazpacho, and it makes a perfect summer meal. Buy organic cucumbers at the farmers market for local versions that are fresh and not coated in wax like some supermarket cucumbers are. When [...]

CUCUMBER ALMOND GAZPACHO2022-07-07T15:03:49-04:00

FOOD AND FAMILY

2022-06-30T19:22:20-04:00

By Marilyn A. Pellini Growing up, I had a “stay-at-home” mom. Having lived in a big city with public transportation nearby, my mother never even learned to drive. My dad did all the grocery shopping in the area where the pharmacy he owned was located. The town, although tiny, was dotted with grocery and butcher shops, and even a real old-fashioned A&P store. All Dad needed to do was call in his order, and it was brought directly over to his drugstore. Mom was a decent cook when she needed to be, for a holiday or when company was coming, but [...]

FOOD AND FAMILY2022-06-30T19:22:20-04:00

THE FARM IS CALLING AND I MUST GO

2022-07-01T19:41:32-04:00

By Lauren Hunt  As a young person, I was a spiritual seeker interested in the religious teachings of India. I developed a love for the practice of yoga. I heard a guru encourage his followers to create agrarian communities based on the ideals of “high thinking and simple living,” and I was fascinated. I was so impressed by a visit to one of these small farm communities that my life path became clear to me. Food and community became the themes of my life.  Being a suburban kid from Grosse Pointe who didn’t have much of a connection to nature, I [...]

THE FARM IS CALLING AND I MUST GO2022-07-01T19:41:32-04:00

ABIGAIL O’CONNOR: FUELING MICHIGAN FOOTBALL

2022-06-29T09:11:39-04:00

by Marji Wisniewski Abigail and I had been speaking for about an hour on a quiet spring day in May when a few Michigan football players started to gather outside, wondering what she was up to in her office with the door closed. That’s just the relationship she has with her athletes. Her door is, typically, always open. And she’s been told on more than one occasion that her office needs more couches and chairs. She’ll be the first to say she’s not the “team mom,” but she’s okay with being the “fun aunt” every now and then as long as [...]

ABIGAIL O’CONNOR: FUELING MICHIGAN FOOTBALL2022-06-29T09:11:39-04:00

HOW TO PLAN FOR A DELICIOUS SUMMER

2022-07-01T19:43:53-04:00

By Natalie Marble Meal planning can be intense. The internet seems to be full of individuals and companies trying to sell you the very best meal plans available, complete with recipes and grocery shopping lists for an entire month at a time. The problem is that this is completely overwhelming for most. Many of us are living lives dictated by a combination of school, extracurricular, and work schedules, making dinner an enduring challenge. We’re attempting to strike that balance of timeliness, nutrition, varied tastes, and of course, ease. It’s survival on the worst of days and nothing short of heroic on [...]

HOW TO PLAN FOR A DELICIOUS SUMMER2022-07-01T19:43:53-04:00
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