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Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 8:10 AM

“Yuck,” I grouched. “Are we having stewed okra again tonight for supper?”“Young lady, you know better than to complain about your food. Okra is a perfectly good vegetable, and it’s good for you as well,” my mother reprimanded.

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 7:01 AM

Fresh green beans, plentiful at this time of year, are always a conundrum. Steamed or blanched so they remain green and crisp, served with a squeeze of lemon and dollop of butter? Or Southern-style — soft, army green and flavored with pork and...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 6:58 AM

Q: Can I substitute brown sugar for white sugar in zucchini bread?A: Yes, brown sugar (light or dark) can be substituted cup for cup with granulated white sugar when baking, including when making zucchini bread.

Updated Sep 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM

If a walk through the grocery aisle is any indicator, no substance has been more vilified in recent years. But despite the countless packages declaring its absence, gluten is not only perfectly safe for the vast majority of consumers not allergic to...

Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 8:04 AM

When asked to bring a dessert to a social event, I like for it to be a little different.

Updated Aug 27, 2015 at 7:33 AM

Amy Chaplin, an Australian, has worked as a vegetarian chef for more than 20 years. Her first book, “At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen” (Roost, 400 pages, $40), was released this year to high acclaim.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 7:02 AM

Q: I have flat-leaf parsley, oregano, basil and rosemary that I’d like to dry at the end of the season. How do I do that?A: A food dehydrator works well for this task, but fancy equipment certainly isn’t needed to dry herbs.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 6:51 AM

When the kids return home from school with a look in their eyes that says they won’t make it until dinner, you need to have a snack ready.

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 9:20 AM

Give your burgers a taste lift. Whether you are grilling burgers for your end-of-the-summer picnic or for a tailgate party, you might like my new flavor of burgers.

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 9:12 AM

There was a time — well, decades ago, if I’m being honest — when I would can strawberry and blueberry jam, make pickles and tomato sauce, and go through all the boiling of jars, lids and so on.

Updated Aug 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

There is no better way to transform a vegetable from side dish to main course than to stuff it.Stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage are common, but plenty of other veggies, too, can be stuffed to make a fine dinner.

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