The Paralysis of Perfection

Several years ago, I dreamed of becoming a TV writer.  A sitcom writer to be exact. I’d loved writing my whole life and humor was my go-to method of coping with – well, everything – so when shows like “Arrested Development,” “The Office,” and “30 Rock” arrived on the scene,…

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First thing’s first – What the heck is jicama?! Jicama is a tuberous root vegetable, indigenous to the Americas (mostly central and southern).  The texture is akin to a raw potato or an unripe pear – very crisp and slightly sweet, with the tendency to take on the flavor of…

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Let me make one thing very clear – I LOVE VEGETABLES. I love the way they taste.  I love to cook them.  But most of all, I love to BAKE them. Baking with vegetables is easy and an amazing way to add nutrients to your day, especially if you have…

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Lemon Squash Cornbread

I currently have an abundance of yellow squash at my house.  Between my selections from the farmers market and my boss bringing me fresh veggies from his neighbor’s farm, I have been racking my brains about how to make something different.  I like yellow squash but I eating sautéed garlic squash…

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It’s the most amazing time of the year when fruits and vegetables can be found in abundance and farmers markets everywhere are overflowing with fresh produce and homemade goods from local farms and vendors.  For foodies, it’s like Christmas every weekend!  Even at the smallest farmers markets (like the one…

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