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On the strawberry patch: A soup to ward off burnout

It feels like I am always thinking about food. At any time of the day, I am either cooking a meal, feeding my toddler, doing dishes, searching for all the bits of food he...

On the strawberry patch: A salty, satisfying taste of paradise

By Tressa Dale For the Peninsula Clarion The otherworldly call of a peacock woke me on my first morning in Hawaii. After nearly two years of study and training and grueling tests, my best...

Nor your average strawberry milk

As harvest season is quickly approaching, my friends down south have started making plans (and some have even made reservations!) to drive their children to faraway farms for the opportunity to pluck apples straight...

Take guilt off menu with mindful ramen

I do a lot of preaching about healthy eating, but I have a dirty secret: deep down, I’m a junk food junkie. I love all things crunchy and salty (especially cheesy) and sugary, but...

Scrambled eggs the Escoffier way

For the last few months of culinary school, my class was given the opportunity to occupy the kitchen and dining room of an old hotel near downtown Boulder, Colorado. The kitchen was a far...

On the strawberry patch: Adding some orange to the red, white and blue

By Tressa Dale For the Peninsula Clarion On the morning of July 4, my husband and I took our son to Kenai to see the American Legion train engine before the parade. It was...

Kale salad? Not so much

A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law and I spent a wet and dreary afternoon planting starters in my very first vegetable garden. It was cold and laborious work, but we spent the time laughing,...

On the strawberry patch: Reaching new heights with salmon cakes

Until I met my husband, I was a strictly indoor cat, and I hated getting my paws dirty. I was more interested in hiking through malls and dance clubs than I was in exploring...

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