Posts by ChefDeb

Second Annual Barbecue Recipe Contest

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in BBQ, Salads | 0 comments

Second Annual Barbecue Recipe Contest

Memorial Day weekend is here, the unofficial start of summer.  And you know what that means – barbecue!  Time to haul out the grill if you haven’t already, clean it, check the propane or lay on some charcoal, and fire it up for another summer of great food and good times. And if that isn’t fun enough, Home Star Cuisine is announcing its 2nd Annual Barbecue Recipe Contest.Like last year, I am asking you to share your favorite barbecue recipes with us.  Whether it is for a Southern-style low-and-slow cooked ribs, a great grilled chicken marinade, or a delicious side dish that wows your guests at all your cook-outs, I want to try your best summer...

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A growing trend – Community Supported Agriculture

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Food | 1 comment

A growing trend – Community Supported Agriculture

Spring has come, albeit a cool one, and we are just around the corner from the opening of local farmers markets. The farmers have been preparing the earth, enriching the soil, plowing, planting, and starting seeds to get ready for the season, and we await the delicious bounty that our local food producers will soon be bringing to market. Besides farmers markets though, there is another way to support local agriculture: through buying a share of a CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture. This is a way to directly invest, so to speak, in a local farm, to share the costs and rewards of farming, and to get a lot more up close and personal with the ups and downs of food...

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A super salad for your Easter or Passover dinner

Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Salads | 0 comments

A super salad for your Easter or Passover dinner

Spring is here, at least officially, though it does seem like the snow doesn’t want to stop this year. But with Easter and Passover here it won’t be long before the weather will warm and we’ll be putting the first plants in our gardens. So to get us looking forward to those first crops from the garden I would like to share with you a recipe for a salad that will go well with an Easter ham or lamb, or a Passover meal (in that case, you just need to look for vinegar marked “Kosher for Passover”). Springtime Salad 1 cup arugula 1 head Boston lettuce, broken into bite-sized pieces 1 baby bok choy, cut into chiffonade ½ bunch mint leaves, torn 1...

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