Posts From Pat Crocker

Flexitarian Dining: Good Eating for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Carnivores Alike

March 1, 2012

Every year, more people switch to a healthy, plant-based diet. There is no doubt that the earth and its inhabitants fare better when meat is...

Return to Your Roots: Celebrate Underground Eating This Winter with Rugged Tubers

December 1, 2011

Dig deep and you will find that from beets and burdock to turnips, turmeric and yams, plant roots are some of the most humble and...

Black Is Beautiful: Dark Hues of Nature Hold Trove of Antioxidants

October 1, 2011

When it comes to food and health, black is both beautiful and beneficial. While green is hailed as the eco-health standard, new food research is...

Tastes of Summer: A Guide to the Season’s Berry Bonanza

June 1, 2011

 Tiny, brilliant orbs of pure health, berries are the jewels of the fruit world. Not only are these gems beautiful in colour – they range...

My Top 10 Superfoods: Fresh Spring Recipes to Supercharge Your Diet

April 1, 2011

I’m sure that we would all like to think of a ‘magic bullet’ that could take care of all of our health issues, whatever they...

Scrumptious Squash: Feasting on Fall’s Bountiful Gourds

October 1, 2010

There is a gardeners’ joke that goes something like this: Why do New Englanders lock their cars only in September? To keep them from being...

Fire Up Your Late Winter Meals: Bring the Bite of Hot Chiles to the Table

March 1, 2010

It could be said that the great search from the 15th century onwards for the shortest route to the East was due to a little...

Gifts from the Kitchen: Homemade Spice Blends Add a Personal Touch to Gift-Giving

December 1, 2009

The greatest gift anyone can give me is to do my dirty dishes. I would rather have that than anything material. I would rather have...

Celebrate Garlic Cuisine

October 1, 2009

Keep the Vampires at Bay with These Yummy Kitchen Creations From subtle to superior, garlic’s flavour power is almost as wide-ranging as the number of...

The Big Taste of Bay: Add Pungent Kick to Your Autumn Dishes

September 1, 2009

With its sweet, slightly pungent balsamic aroma and spikes of nutmeg and camphor, the beauty of cooking with bay is that it releases its flavour...

Vegan Vittles: Fabulous Flavours of Meat-Free Cuisine

April 1, 2009

Veganism gives us all the opportunity to say what we “stand for” in life. The ideal of healthy, humane living is now easy with modern...

A Taste of India

February 1, 2009

Beef, mutton, rabbit, if you wish, Lobsters, or prawns, or any kind of fish, Are fit to make a CURRY. ‘Tis, when done, A dish...

Oregano – Herb of the Year

June 1, 2005

The Sweetness of Pot Marjoram and the Fiery Peppered Essence of Greek Oregano Seem to Sing with the Notes of Peloponnese and the Mountains of...