T’is the season for peas at the farmers markets

Spring peas salad

(Chandler West~Chicago Sun-Times) Photo styling by Judith Dunbar Hines

When the calendar flips to June, a gardener’s calendar notes that it’s time for peas.

There’s no mystery about that, since peas take a short 60 days from planting to maturity and, because they love cool weather, are one of the first things planted. Once they bloom, it is only a matter of days until harvest. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Souffle

Mother's Day soufflé

(Chandler West~Chicago Sun-Times) Photo styling by Judith Dunbar Hines.

Recipe: Mother’s Day Souffle

In years of teaching people to cook, I have had wonderful kitchen experiences. The best is the beaming smile of a novice when something that seems difficult is revealed to be doable.

One of those moments can be yours, too. And when it happens, you want an appreciative audience. You want Mom’s approval!

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