Ask the RD: Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux?

Dear Syrah: I have now heard from several people that a good way to balance digestive and acid reflux problems is by taking RAW UNFILTERED apple cider vinegar. Problem cases should take 1 tbsp in 5oz water in morning, noon and night. It is also supposed to help with weight loss. I’m thinking about incorporatingContinue reading “Ask the RD: Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux?”


Choosing whole grain bread in the supermarket

You’ve heard the phrase “Make Half Your Grains Whole”, meaning that the average American should be eating about 6 servings of grains per day, half of them consisting of whole grains. Have you ever wondered how to make this happen for you and your family? The USDA has some great ideas to get started. The problemContinue reading “Choosing whole grain bread in the supermarket”

Canning Green Goddess Organics Heirloom Tomatoes in Monterey, CA

As the last scrumptious jars of Green Goddess Organics Heirloom Tomatoes disappear from my shelves I am reminded of the misty fresh sea air in Monterey. Last fall, just before moving back east, my buddies Katie, Robin, Gerick and I canned a heaping pile of the most juicy ripe tomatoes we could find to carryContinue reading “Canning Green Goddess Organics Heirloom Tomatoes in Monterey, CA”

Inzana Ranch Nectarines preserved with Search Ranch Honey and mint

My friend Katie has become the canning conniosseur in my life and we’ve gotten ourselves silly with stickiness on numerous canning projects over the past year here in California. Something that she and I have in common is enthusiasm for tantalizing produce from the farmers market that oftentimes inspires our canning projects. We both adoreContinue reading “Inzana Ranch Nectarines preserved with Search Ranch Honey and mint”

Irish Soda Bread Recipe – An Excellent Easy Bread Recipe

Irish soda bread is a staple in my household – not because we’re Irish, but because it is so easy and a total crowd-pleaser. As far as I understand, it is not really an Irish food but an American invention reminiscent of wheaten bread, I gleaned from my real Irish neighbor as he nibbled onContinue reading “Irish Soda Bread Recipe – An Excellent Easy Bread Recipe”

Healthy Drinks Demo, Medford MA

                  Syrah teaching kids about sugar content in soda at Medford Farmers Market                 Syrah represented Cooking Matters Massachsetts at the Medford Farmers Market on August 11, 2011.  With the help of with Nicole Maddox and Mimi Delgazzi, she taught market shoppersContinue reading “Healthy Drinks Demo, Medford MA”