Summer Recipes: Curried Veggie Kebobs

August 14, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

This week in our Summer Recipes series, we are heating things up with curried veggie kebobs.

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Summer Recipes: Tropical Smoothies

August 7, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Fleshy, summer tropical and semi-tropical fruits are perfect for smoothies, whether for breakfast, as a snack, or as a light meal. As with fruit salads, you can pick from a large variety of fruits, liquids, and veggies.

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Favorite Summer Indulgences From Stacey Bewkes

July 31, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season. This week we invited Stacey Bewkes—Founder of Quintessence, a luxury lifestyle blog.

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Summer Recipes: ‘Berry Fresh’ and ‘Ginger-Spicey Rainbow’ Fruit Salads

July 31, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The bevvy of berries, fleshy fruits like mangoes and plums, as well as grapes and avocados (actually a fruit) provide a perfect summer buffet of mix-and-match selections for fruit salads and smoothies.

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Summer Recipes: Sunshine Summer Salad

July 24, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

In our Summer Recipe series this week, we show you how to put the sunshine in a hearty summer salad—another no-cooking recipe.

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Summer Recipes: Crunchy Quinoa Tabouli

July 17, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Tabouli is traditionally made with bulghur, which is a form of wheat that has been toasted. However, almost any grain can be made tabouli-like. Quinoa lends itself nicely to the task because it is actually a seed that roasts well.

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Summer Recipes: Chilled & Dilled Cucumber Soup

July 10, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The cucumber is low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol; a good source of potassium and low in sodium; contains the anti-oxidants carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A; has a surprisingly high amount of vitamin K (playing a potential role in bone strength).

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Ro Howe’s Recipes: Minted White and Green Asparagus With Pecorino Polenta

April 7, 2015 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Enjoy the warmth and comfort of the creamy polenta and the sprightly emergence of spring in the asparagus.

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A Passover Primer

April 3, 2015 by Stacia Friedman


By Stacia Friedman

When will you start eating? Not until the Red Sea parts. The Wise Son’s advice: 20 minutes before the seder starts, duck out to a Chinese restaurant and order a Happy Family . . .

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The World According to Weber: My Grandmother Rosalie and the Season’s Coziest Cookbook

December 16, 2014 by Nancy Weber


By Nancy Weber

In “The Pollan Family Table” you’re apt to find clues to a childhood culinary treasure that was never codified, that you’ve hungered after for decades. That’s where my grandmother comes in.

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November 27, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


The scents, the songs, the family traditions, the quirky (but lovable) guests—these are life-enriching deposits in our memory banks. We asked “Women’s Voices” writers to look back over the years and share with us the Thanksgiving reflections that make them smile.

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Ro’s Recipes: Cucumber Soup—the Coolest, Most Elegant Response to Sultry Summer

June 21, 2014 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Add a few whispered ingredients from the lily family and a clutch of almonds, and the ancient flavor of cucumber is fluffed into an existence beyond water or salad.

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Ro’s Recipes: Pappardelle and Sweet Peas for Spring

March 21, 2014 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Peas, easily tossed with pasta and dressed with a floral, marjoram-flecked crème fraiche—a light, simple way to greet spring and bring sunshine back to the kitchen.

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Love, Globally

February 7, 2014 by Erica Suk


By Erica Suk

In South Korea and Japan, Valentine’s Day—the holiday devoted to showing and sharing love—is not confined to just one day. Rather, it is celebrated over three days in three separate months: a day for the men, a day for the women, and a day for singles.

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THE FOOD OF LOVE: Strawberry

February 4, 2014 by Ro Howe


By Ro Howe

Special dessert for Valentine’s Day: the cozy cuddle of crème fraîche mousse.

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