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  Would you like some coal with that Christmas? photo by vsimon   I have gotten really good at making charcoal. And become a danger in the kitchen. A couple of weeks ago, I looked at the stove as I was reducing apple cider. There was a thick column of smoke leaving the pan. The […]

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Rhubarb Sauce

  Bite on a stalk of cool spring rhubarb and feel your mouth pucker up. As the weather turns to summer heat, the stalks loose some of their puckery tang.  Rhubarb is often a love it or hate it food. The mere mention of the word usually elicits a reactions, a smile or a grimace. […]

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“What about chocolate chips?”   Recently, I received this question at the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness  Ask-the-Nourish-Chef.   Learning how to read a label for gluten containing ingredients is one of the first survival skills people with gluten intolerance need to master. Look for the obvious-wheat, rye, barely, and most oats. Then the less […]

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