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I NEED A GOOD CHILLED SOUP. SUGGESTIONS?

In addition to the classic Gazpacho, there’s a host of chilled soups – Sweet Pea with Mint, Cucumber Avocado, & Curried Zucchini, to name a few.

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I HAVE SOME COCONUT THAT’S TURNED DRY AND HARD. SHOULD I TOSS IT?

No. Put it in a strainer over a steaming pot of water for a few minutes to rehydrate it.

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HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I USE TO COOK QUINOA?

This high-protein substitute for pasta and rice comes in white (golden), red or black varieties. Use a ratio of 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water. Great with curry, grilled vegetables or braised meat.

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PUT THESE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST 

For most cooking and baking, regular ingredients are fine. There are a few items worth splurging on however. These include quality baking chocolate, extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, & pure vanilla. The difference in taste is remarkable. 

MAKE IT FRESH

For spring’s quick and easy meals, buy the freshest in-season fruits and vegetables you can find. The artisanal and organic produce available at many farmers markets produce exceptionally flavorful salads.

A COOK’S BEST FRIEND
If you buy only one kitchen tool this month, make it a good knife. Experts recommend knives that weigh at least 7 ounces or more. After that, what matters most is how well it fits your hand. Most cooks find molded plastic handles most comfortable. 

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