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S.P.R.I.N.G. – Five spring vegetable recipes to enhance a plant-based lifestyle

Spring is in full bloom and this is the perfect time to take advantage of nature’s bounty. There is so much produce to choose from it is hard to choose just one or two favorites. For this edition, the MCM staff decided to have fun with acronyms! Using SPRING as our inspiration, we are highlighting …

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The Emergence of the Cocktail

The Sazeracby Tim McNally Memories of New Orleans are dominated by unforgettable experiences that to me define the city. Legendary restaurants, Royal Street art galleries, electric streetcars, the Victorian splendor of Garden District mansions and omnipresent European architecture. Street characters like mimes and musicians dot the French Quarter, sharing space with shoe shiners who miraculously …

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The Gourmet Highway: Dining with Papa

A new and very original biography of Ernest Hemingway is scheduled for publication soon. I was privileged to be a small part of this magnificent effort by Jim O’Kon. Successful as an architectural designer, archeologist and noted authority on Mayan culture, Jim’s works continue to be enjoyed not only at the Carter Presidential Library which …

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Dedicated to Riva Cooper- her recipes with a few extra pinches of flavor

Riva Cooper was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. As a mother she was my best playmate. We set the kitchen up as a grocery store and with my play cash register and butcher apron, I rang up cans of soup and flour and fruit that we properly arranged in sections mimicking …

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The Gourmet Highway: Those Smiling Irish Eyes

After visits to Ireland, I changed. The daily grind at home was more bearable. Reading became a preferred discipline and the live stage remains far more appealing than a movie. Those great books of literature, plays and poetry took on new prominence. Joyce, Yeats, Shaw, Wilde and Heaney became part of ordinary conversation. And, there …

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Who wouldn’t want to celebrate National Caramel day?

Jennifer Morgan – Who Wouldn’t want to Celebrate National Caramel day? It is a national holiday for my husband, (although he seems to celebrate it every day)! Clarkson Ave Caramel Salted Crumb Cake:  This cake puts a contemporary spin on an old classic by adding a gooey layer of homemade caramel – dusted lightly with …

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Plant-Based Eating…with some Flexibility

Have you been considering adopting a Plant-Based Diet? Good news…you are not alone! What is a plant-based diet? Not surprisingly, it focuses on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts. Some people add small amounts of dairy and eggs while others adopt plant-based meals for a portion of their day or week …

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