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CHEFS' CORNER: HERBS DE PROVENCE

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 — If you're looking for a seasoning blend that works well in salads or with fish, chicken, beef and pork, try making your own Herbs de Provence.

In this video, Chef Jim Rhoads of Chef's Deli & More by Chef's Solutions, LLC in Troy, N.Y. leads you through the steps to create the classic blend of fragrant herbs.

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LIFE’S A JOURNEY, HAVE YOU PACKED YOUR BAGS?

Monday, July 28, 2014 — For the past thirty years or so, I have helped individuals survive, and thrive after losing their jobs.  As I reflect on this journey called “life,” I am reminded that we are all on adventures…journeys whether it be recovering from an illness or condition, relocating, healing from a personal loss (death, divorce or job loss) or another of life’s “detours.”

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DOWNSIZING? HOW TO DECIDE WHAT TO GET RID OF?

Thursday, July 17, 2014 — If you're considering moving into an independent senior living community, chances are that you'll need to downsize your possessions. Here, Helen Volk, B.S., J.D., founder and president of Beyond Clutter, talks with Benita Zahn from WNYT NewsChannel 13 about how to decide which items to get rid of during the downsizing process.  Helen is a frequent guest at Eastwyck Village where she delivers seminars on the topic.

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CHEF'S CORNER: TZATZIKI (GREEK CUCUMBER YOGURT DIP)

Monday, July 7, 2014 — Summer is here and the heat is on!  If you're looking for something light and cool to eat, Chef Jim Rhoads of Chef's Deli & More by Chef's Solutions, LLC in Troy, N.Y. will show you how to make a tangy cucumber dip flavored with garlic to serve with grilled meat and vegetables in less than five minutes.

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Tzatziki Ingredients

3 to 4 cucumbers
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, grated
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup yogurt

Peel cucumbers and grate. Place in serving bowl. Add garlic and onion. Toss. Salt and pepper to taste. Add yogurt. Mix well. Chill well before serving

CHEFS' CORNER: FAST TOMATO LUNCH

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 — In this video Chef Jim Rhoads of Chef's Deli & More by Chef's Solutions, LLC in Troy, N.Y. shows you how to make a fresh tomato lunch salad in five minutes or less. Chef regularly offers cooking classes to residents at Eastwyck Village.

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Fast Tomato Lunch Ingredients
 
1 large beef steak tomato
¼ cup grated cheese
3 large shrimp
1 handful salad greens
Juice of one lime
Olive oil
Salt
 
Next time you grill, cook off 3 extra shrimp and refrigerate for a day or so.
 
To prepare:
 
1.     Hollow out tomato
2.     Place shrimp in tomato
3.     Pour cheese over shrimp
4.     Place in microwave for approximately 2 minutes.
5.     Place salad greens in center of plate.
6.     Center tomato in the middle
7.     Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle fresh lime juice and salt