STRAWBERRY SEASON

Strawberries are in season, and this is the only time of the year when you can experience them as nature intended, freshly-picked, ripe, and sweet. Even so, you may have to seek out a local produce stand or farmer’s market, as the best varieties are too fragile and ephemeral to make it to the supermarket. I bought the berries in the picture above from Flower World, a large nursery that has a produce store that sells garden-fresh fruits and vegetables as well as eggs from their chickens out back. The eggs are often still warm…

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BERRY, BERRY GOOD

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In most fruits, the part that is good for you is the dark skin, not the pale, sweet pulp. Big, juicy, black grapes, purple plums, and deep red cherries, bursting with healthful nutrients are, unfortunately, also bursting with sugar, especially fructose. Most of us are well aware of the dangers of fructose as one study after another links it to fatty liver disease, gout, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, and on and on. Yet most of us continue to think eating fruit…

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CHOCOLATE GRANOLA

CHOCOLATE GRANOLA  I have no idea how many of you have flown off to Paris, found a lover, or been seduced by lemon cakes and baguettes as a result of my reckless suggestion that you visit Molly Wizenberg’s blog, Orangette. I can’t resist an occasional foray into her world, even though it makes me long to be young and perky and witty and full of joie de vivre, but mostly it makes me wish I still had the metabolism to eat like she does. On…

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Schedule of Events

Better TV Taping: I just returned from a very exciting trip to New York to tape a video for Better TV. I made chocolate-covered strawberries, sugar-free of course, with show host Audra Lowe. As soon as I find out when and where the show will air, I will let you know. The video will also be featured on the Better TV Website. You can preview my recipe on my Website at http://www.carbwarscookbook.com/choc_dipped.html What’s Cooking Show Rescheduled: I am scheduled (the third time is a charm,…

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