Crystal Smith

COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / Pumpkin Risotto

Published Friday, October 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Oct. 12, 2012. It’s been over a month since I last posted a recipe. I’m still cooking, I promise. I’ve just been very busy with, well life I guess. I imagine you can relate. The most exciting thing I’ve been working on is a teacher training that I’m doing with Asheville Yoga Center. Read more...
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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / Mango, Macadamia and Avocado Salad

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Sept. 11, 2012. Recently my mother and I cooked for my grandparents. Yes, the mother that doesn’t cook. She’s branching out. The thing is, she likes to grill while I find grills terrifying. I try not to even stand near them due to an unwarranted fear that the propane may spontaneously combust. Read more...
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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / Cherry Almond Chocolate Clusters

Published Friday, August 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm
Aug. 10, 2012. I will go ahead and apologize for writing two sentimental posts back to back. I think we often reflect a great deal when we experience the loss of a loved one and as I’m still in that mode, it’s all I know to write. I promise you a lighter post next week. Read more...
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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / My Great Grandmother

Published Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm
July 26, 2012. Our family lost its matriarch today. Mama Esther was 92 years old. She might tell you she was 95 or 91, but I know that she was 92. I’ll never forget that she was born in 1919. It impressed me so much when I asked her as a child. I remember thinking it was such a long time ago. She was my great-grandmother and she certainly lived up to the name. Read more...
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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / Simpler Popcorn

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm
July 11, 2012. I’m not a big fan of microwaves. I’m sure they are just fine and perfectly safe; I’m just not a fan. I guess they are very convenient, but I have lived my entire time in Buenos Aires sin microndas and to be honest, I haven’t missed it. Now, with all that said, I love popcorn. What a predicament, you say? Read more...
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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza) and July 4th

Published Monday, July 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm
July 9, 2012. Yesterday we polished off all the leftovers from the party and when I opened the fridge today to decide what to make for lunch, I realized that we didn’t have a lot to choose from. Read more...
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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / Pasta with Anchovy Sauce and Spinach

Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm
July 4, 2012. When I was 19 I had the pleasure of working at a little Italian restaurant in Wilmington called Vinnie’s Italian Bistro. There were two big perks to the job. Read more...
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COLUMN from CRYSTAL SMITH: This Installment / Why First Cherries?

Published Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11:10 am
June 29, 2012. The author, Crystal Smith, writes about recipes, her love affair with food and cooking on summer days with her sweet, Southern Grandma. Read more...
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