Local Students Rock Heart Healthy Recipes

Senior culinary arts students at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center recently faced their harshest food critic yet. No, not Gordon Ramsey — worse — the American Heart Association. Their challenge was to prepare three different luncheon menus and serve them all at a special tasting event. Not only did they have to impress with flavor, technique, presentation, creativity, and service, each dish had to be heart healthy. Are we ready for them? […]

By | January 28th, 2012|Nosh & Nutrition|1 Comment

Sharing My Pesto Recipe

Basil from Diane’s garden Last night it rained hard. It didn’t stop me from venturing out to the garden to pick some basil. It was a robust rain, but warm and gentle, and it felt good. I fell into a meditative rhythm as I moved in the dark from one plant to the next. All of a sudden, I began to hear music. At first I thought it was coming from an open window, but the sound was behind me, in the forest of trees bordering our backyard. I heard a symphony — not created by humans, but by the rain striking against all the leaves. It was magnificent! Everything else ceased to exist for several minutes as I crouched beside my basil and just listened. […]

By | August 16th, 2011|Nosh & Nutrition|0 Comments