Thanksgiving Eats

By: Chrysa Smith How strongly do you hold to your Thanksgiving traditions? I must admit, that since I enjoy cooking, I play around each year. Usually the recipe comes from Ina Garten--aka The Barefoot Contessa, which can be found on the Food Network's website. Her recipes never disappoint. And I mean never. So this year, I'm not brining the turkey. I'm taking her tips and just massaging it with butter and some herbs, [...]

2018-10-30T09:41:44-04:00November 27th, 2014|0 Comments

The New Enigma

By: Chrysa Smith OK. It's no secret that I like to eat out. I'll admit it. I'm a food snob. If I'm not going to someplace pretty nice, I'd opt to stay home and put on a pot of pasta or dig out some leftovers in the fridge. I only resort to fast food if I'm about to faint from hunger, which is---uh, never. So trust me when I tell you that as [...]

2018-10-30T09:41:45-04:00November 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Farmhouse Dining Redefined

By: Chrysa Smith   The farm-to-table movement has changed the face of restaurant dining.  And thank God. There's nothing quite like the tastes of fresh produce and meat just plucked, just butchered, just served quickly. It's funny, but having been raised in the city, way before this healthier dining phenomenon, I never realized just how delicious a farm fresh egg could be. Or fish just caught early in the morning. But those who [...]

2018-10-30T09:41:47-04:00October 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Reading Between the Leaves

By: Chrysa Smith If you’ve been reading my ramblings for awhile, you might imagine me as a gal with a spoon in one hand and a wine glass in the other. Truth be told: you wouldn’t be completely wrong; at least from 5pm on. But those who know me even a little, know that more often than not, at any time of the day, I can be found nursing a soothing cup of hot tea. And [...]

2018-10-30T09:41:52-04:00October 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

More Than A Summer Thing

By: Chrysa Smith There are more and more of them. You have probably shopped at them this summer. And you're probably reeling the visits back in, prepping for colder weather.But I say carry on. Because more and more farmer's markets are becoming more and more year-round. Now granted, the abundance of summer produce is undeniable. I myself am a summer fruit gal. Come fall, my fruit intake drops to distantly grown grapes and little [...]

2018-10-30T09:41:54-04:00September 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Hot Dogs & Memories

By: Chrysa Smith There's still a little summer left. So, I heat up the grill and throw on a few 'dogs'. Now of course, I recently talked about Dr. Oz and eating healthy. And while you can actually find healthier versions of the BBQ staple, maybe you'd like to sneak one or two--just for old time sake. I was watching the TODAY Show which had a survey -- which condiment do people prefer on their dog?. Not surprising to [...]

2018-10-30T09:41:57-04:00September 4th, 2014|0 Comments

The Great & Powerful Oz

By: Chrysa Smith First there was the wizard--the mysterious voice behind the curtain that granted wishes in the land of Oz. And more recently, there's the other Oz---the one of television fame, whose medical advice is dished out daily to those of us hungry for some self-help. Whenever I'm home for lunch, I tune in. And each time, I pick up a trick or two; a piece of knowledge or two that makes [...]

2018-10-30T09:42:09-04:00July 24th, 2014|0 Comments
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