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Foodie Spring Fever? Massaged Kale Is Your Cure!

With spring more than 2 weeks off, and actual spring weather closer to 8 weeks away in the northeast, the seasonal vegetable harvest might seem like a bleak prospect. Here in the Hudson Valley, the ground has been in a … Continue reading

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Eureka!: The Other 8 Magic Ingredients with Long Shelf Lives

Don’t you hate when you open the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet to find only condiments, a piece of moldy cheese, and a half-consumed bag of chips? No longer is there a reason to go hungry at home, simply because you’re … Continue reading

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8 Magic Ingredients: Refrigerator Staples with the Longest Shelf Lives

Doesn’t it always seem like the cupboard is bare? You can drop $200 at Whole Foods and turn around 4 days later to find nothing with which to create a full meal. Well, let me share a little secret with … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures: Old-Fashioned Ginger Ale, Prepared at Home

The way I imagine the ginger ale of long-ago is as a carbonated beverage of subtlety and purity….a natural, lightly spicy drink of understated refreshment that need not be extreme to be interesting. Somewhere along the line, as with so … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Stuffed Turkey: 4 Tips for Savoring the Holiday Spread Smartly

Holiday time is upon us, and with it comes various challenges for those of us who want to eat healthfully and stay trim. Sugary snacks abound and good cheer overflowing, combined with shorter daylight hours during which to burn those … Continue reading

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Corn’s Dirty Secret: A Truth That’s Hard to Swallow

Just the thought of corn right off the grill makes my mouth water. I can feel the juicy kernels popping between my teeth, taste the sweet butter and salt, and smell the squeeze of lime and Parmesan cheese that turn … Continue reading

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The “Real” Dirty Dozen: When it Pays to Buy Organic

At last month’s WAC wine event, which examined today’s organic wine paradigm, I discovered something I would never have predicted about our 20 participants: When asked how many of them were familiar with the “Dirty Dozen” in regard to fruits … Continue reading

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A Carnivore’s Delight: Farm-Raised Meats, Right at Your Doorstep

The local supermarket can be a real bummer of a source for high-quality meat these days. Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with a meat specialist, it’s likely that your meat choices do not reach beyond the … Continue reading

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Healthy and Wholesome on a Budget: 4 NYC Restaurant Names You Should Know

Haven’t you noticed the talk these days about the connection between cheap food and obesity? It’s become clear that the most iconic and most affordable restaurants are serving us the foods that are harming us most. But I have some … Continue reading

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Murray’s After Dark: My Cheese-Filled Adventure at the Expanded Murray’s on Bleecker

Through our Base Hits to Better Health℠ series, Goldie’s Table Matters educates people to eat healthfully. This is no easy feat in an era of slick marketers and self-help gurus who’ve charmed us into believing their ridiculous claims of instant … Continue reading

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