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Spring mix salad with persimmons a beautiful start to a holiday meal

I love salad before dinner, and this is a great salad to impress holiday guests. I made this salad for a client’s holiday dinner party last week, and guests enjoyed the salad and were impressed by the introduction of the persimmons. There are two common types of persimmons. Fuyu persimmons are distinguished by their “flat” […]

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Nutrition Tips: Weight Loss

One pound of fat is equivalent to 3,500 calories, so you need to be realistic about how long it takes to lose fat. The best approach is a combination of consuming fewer calories while getting more exercise, we all know that. It takes a lot longer to burn off calories through exercise than it does […]

Only a stewing hen will do for Chicken Stew

With cooler temperatures in the air, it’s time to make soups and stews. I was at the Woodstock Farmers Market last week and loaded up on fresh, organic vegetables. I bought a stewing hen from Kalck’s Butcher Shop in Crystal Lake. My grandma knew how to make chicken and dumplings, or chicken stew, taste scrumptious, […]