11/05/16 6:01am
North Fork kale creamed

Creamed kale served in a roasted pumpkin. (Credit: John Ross)

According to the internet publication “Medical News Today,” the top 10 healthiest foods in the world are: 1) apples; 2) almonds; 3) broccoli; 4) blueberries; 5) oily fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel; 6) leafy green vegetables such as kale, collards and spinach; 7) sweet potatoes; 8) wheat germ; 9) avocados; and 10) oatmeal.

Eating these foods on a regular basis can help prevent many diseases and eliminate the need for a long list of pills. The challenge is to make them part of a delicious meal that you want to repeat time after time.

This column will focus on kale, one of the healthiest of leafy greens that is becoming more popular every day. In addition to a long list of vitamins and minerals, kale contains antioxidant nutrients, anti-inflammatory nutrients and anti-cancer nutrients in the form of glucosinolates. Here are some ideas for how to enjoy this “super” food: (more…)

06/05/16 6:05am
Hawaiian-style Cornish game hen with grilled pineapple. (Credit: John Ross)

Hawaiian-style Cornish game hen with grilled pineapple. (Credit: John Ross)

For most of its history, America has been a beef-eating nation. In 1960, we consumed over 60 pounds of beef per capita compared to 28 pounds of chicken.

That has now changed dramatically. In 2015, Americans each consumed about 50 pounds of beef and 90 pounds of chicken.  (more…)

04/03/15 6:00am
Claudia Fleming make her strawberry rhubarb shortcake. (Credit: Long Island Convention and Visitor's Bureau)

Claudia Fleming make her strawberry rhubarb shortcake. (Credit: Long Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau)

Looking for a fresh, local dessert to indulge in this spring?

Famed North Fork pasty chef Claudia Fleming has you covered. (more…)