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Rice Is Not Just for Dinner Anymore

March 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO, CA – Those of us in the foodisphere often find ourselves in a place where we have to explain that rice is more than a steamed side served with Chinese take-out or a major component of Sushi. Time and again we create and share recipes ranging from jambalaya to rice and beans to [...]

Maya Angelou: Still I Rise

February 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With [...]

American Holly- A Garden Must

January 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

The American Holly (Ilex olpaca) is chock full of red berries today in our Northern NJ garden.  Holly serve as a great shelter for songbirds both during winter and during summer storms. In winter, if food sources are scarce, many species of bird will eat the berries. This season (so far) has been [...]