Flavors of Summer

  Quick…what are your favorite flavors of summer? So many I know, but three are at the heart of summer cooking – tomatoes, corn and basil. Love ‘em! In season and as fresh and local as your back yard garden, or at least your nearest farmers market, these flavors are...

Hydrating Foods to Beat the Heat

What are the top 5 foods to help you stay hydrated and healthy? Summer is for salads…and at a hydrating 96% water, lettuce piles on the potassium,  a necessary electrolyte when active for longer periods of time in the heat. Water-me Melon, 91% water, is another source...

Mother “May-I-naise”

Remember back, way back, to when warm afternoons were filled with fun “Duck, Duck, Goose!” “Red Rover, Red Rover,” and “Kick-the-Can.”   Such a highlight of childhood days, I remember begging my mom, “Please Mama, may I …?” Mom’s approving “okay”—mothers seem to...