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Peach Shrub

Peach-Lavender Shrub and the Dog Days of Summer

0 of 5 2 Minutes 1 quart

Peach-lavender shrub, also known as drinking vinegar, is the perfect summer refresher. Usually mixed with cold or sparkling water, shrubs are the perfect drink mixer. I get it, drinking vinegar,...

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Smoothie Bowl

Years in the Kitchen and How to Soothe Muscle Soreness

4.5 of 5 4 Minutes 11 ounces

I have been cooking all of my life; running, lifting and standing on tile floors all day long. There have been many long hours and many 6 days a week. I...

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Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

0 of 5 20 Minutes 1 Quart

The story of summer (if the summer ever shows up in Chicago) is told with a simple, refreshing cucumber peel ginger limeade and yes, adding Vodka is optional. As a chef,...

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Egg in Glass

Egg in a Glass with Sauce Gribiche

4 of 5 6 Minutes 5 Eggs

Egg in a glass was the way eggs were served in fine hotels and traditional coffee houses; a breakfast classic that somehow over time has been forgotten. As they say, “simplicity can...

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Curried Red Dahl

Quite Possibly the Best Curried Coconut Lentils

5 of 5 20 Minutes

Curried lentils are bold with awesome flavors that speak comfort and well-being. I love to cook at home, it’s like therapy and provides relaxation for me.  The weekends are always busy,...

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Beef Stew

Blackford Farm Sous Vide Cooked Beef Barley Stew

5 of 5 120 Minutes 7 servings

Sous vide beef barley stew is cooked with beef from the Blackford Farm in Armstrong, Illinois. A two hour trip from Chicago; Armstrong is a rural village of about 400...

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Old Fashioned Cider Glazed Cake Donuts & Vanilla Butternut Squash Smoothie

Old Fashioned Cider Glazed Cake Donuts & Vanilla Butternut Squash Smoothie

0 of 5 10 Minutes 12 Dougnuts

Old fashioned Cider glazed cake donuts, the name speaks for itself. Great by themselves or accompanied with a vanilla butternut squash smoothie that is blended with dates, chia seeds, and...

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sugar free plum marmalade

How To Make No Sugar Added Plum Marmalade

5 of 5 60 Minutes 16 servings

No added sugar plum marmalade is something I love and it brings back so many memories. It has always been my favorite marmalade, and cooking it without adding refined sugar...

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Chaussons aux Pommes

Chaussons aux Pommes, A French Classic

0 of 5 35 Minutes 8 pieces

Voilà, Chaussons aux Pommes are great, simple, and so French. No Boulangerie in France is without them. With food, sometimes simplicity can be the ultimate sophistication and Chaussons aux Pommes...

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