Luella Semmes on “Eating in the Raw” posted in Canvas Long Island

Eating a simple raw carrot or celery stick may not be a flavorful experience for most. Dipping it in a mixture of hummus or avocado is an improvement, though the average person may find it difficult to maintain this habit for all three meals of the day. This is the notion most people have about [...]

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Chef Luella Semmes on The Natural Pantry from Canvas Long Island magazine

It’s a New Year—a time for resolutions, setting personal goals, and starting a clean slate. Some people start as early as December to prepare for the New Year by cleaning their homes from top to bottom, getting rid of clutter and all the messy accumulations that invaded the house throughout the year. One likely household [...]

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Chef Jonathan Taube’s Top 10 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

Lots of my cooking class clients have been asking for advice about saving money at the grocery store. I hope you’ll find the following helpful, too.
Chef Jonathan’s Top 10 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store, ESPECIALLY in These Tough Times  
1. Shop Smart
Make a grocery list and stick to it. Don’t shop when you’re hungry [...]

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Chef Luella Semmes “Cooking in the Moment” for Canvas LI

Spending a weekend morning at a local farmer’s market is a visit I always look forward to. It’s not just a chore to buy the week’s groceries, but it’s an ongoing learning experience and social connection with farmers, food vendors, avid cooks, and neighborhood families. Each week always brings some element of surprise, whether it’s [...]

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