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Baked Alaska

A Thoughtful Feast: 1950s Cuisine

Why is it that we treat food history throughout the ages with reverence, except for the 1950s, which seem to be considered mostly a joke? While Spam, aspic, and over-the-top garnishes were the haute cuisine of the day, those items have since been relegated to the punchlines of the food world. We had a chance […]

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Watermelon Bacon

Watermelon Bacon – An Anytime Snack for #StreamTeam

Our summer schedule gets a little crazy with early mornings (Junior Lifeguard program) and late nights (movies and fun with friends). Thanks to Netflix, we can have our TV or movie entertainment anytime.  So what we need is a good healthy “anytime” snack to go with our “anytime” schedule, and that means watermelon bacon. Watermelon…bacon?!?!? […]

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Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

A Special Dinner for Dads and Grads at North Italia

Honoring a special dad or grad this month? We found some great seasonal dinner options for you at North Italia that we wanted to share … and we know your dads and grads will thank you for it. No question you’re going to want to start out with something impressive, and that’s going to be […]

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power pitas

Power Pitas for National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day is on May 25 this year, but it really should be every day, shouldn’t it? Bright colors, good-for-you nutrients, delicious meals… It’s a day worth celebrating again and again. Happily, this year National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day marks the beginning of an entire summer’s worth of […]

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Imperfect Produce

Imperfect Produce is Perfectly Delicious

If you’ve followed food trends in the last few years, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “imperfect” produce (a.k.a. ugly fruits and vegetables), thanks to anti-food-waste campaigns that tout the beauty and utility of less-than-perfect-looking food. The problem is, most grocery stores don’t carry imperfect produce, so even if you’re determined to eat it, […]

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chocolate smoothie

Teenagers, TV, and Comfort Food

The care and feeding of teenagers is a tricky proposition. Yes, they want more food, but not *that* food. Yes, they want to talk, but not really about *that.* Yes, they want you to be there for them, but not *that* much. How do you get close enough and involved enough with your teen without […]

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Homemade kombucha

Make Your Own Kombucha

A few weeks ago we promised we’d do some more science-y food projects, and now here we are, with a glass of home-brewed kombucha in hand. How did we get here? It’s really quite simple. First, for the uninitiated, kombucha is a fermented tea that tastes fizzy, spicy, and somewhat sweet. It’s full of probiotics […]

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