Conscious Cook: The many charms of chocolate

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz With Valentine’s Day upon us, a conscious cook’s thoughts turn to that perfect expression of sublime satisfaction; chocolate. More particularly dark chocolate, a supreme ingredient not only in valentine dishes, but all year long. Love is a many splendored assortment of chocolate, … read more

Conscious Cook: Let in some sunshine

“So let the sunshine in. Face it with a grin. Smilers never lose. And frowners never win. So let the sunshine in.” — Milk & Sugar Swirling snowstorms, ice-slicked roads, tumbling temperatures and it’s only January! Right about now, many conscious cooks begin to pine for the warmth and radiance of summer sunshine. When frigid days and nights are pervasive, … read more