Smith: The pomegranate is a delicious and exotic early winter fruit | Food and cooking

Jenna Smith By now, you’ve likely heard of a rather exotic fruit, the pomegranate. Its beautiful red color, round shape, and distinctive crown make it an attractive display in the grocery store. Pomegranate is only in season during the early winter months, which means you’d better grab it now before it’s gone! If you’ve ever … Read more

rooted in foods | go green | Food and cooking

From slightly bitter cabbage to peppery mustard and turnip, dark leafy greens have long been a staple in Southern cuisine. Several additional varieties complement what we call “greens” including beets, chard, dandelion, kale, nettles, sorrel, and spinach. These are just a few of what has been cooked in home kitchens for generations. Greens have a … Read more

Smith: A healthy diet leads to healthy eyesight | Food and cooking

Jenna Smith If you want good eyesight, it is better to eat carrots. That’s what we were all told anyway. However, while carrots are good for our eyes, they are not the only foods that promote eye health. Vision impairment affects more than 4.2 million Americans aged 40 and over. Age-related eye diseases are the … Read more

Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook aims to bring people together | Food and cooking

Desserts include silky white chocolate mousse, tangerine dream cake, and Banneton banana pudding. Elegant tuna carpaccio Make: 2 servings ingredients 1 tablespoon quinoa 1 tablespoon frozen edamame beans 3 ounces crunchy vegetables, such as cucumbers, peas, peas, and carrots 2 level teaspoons of white miso paste 2 teaspoons rice wine and vinegar 1 fresh hot … Read more