Butter Beyond Richness

Butter Beyond Richness

    EXCERPT from Olga’s Buttercream Torte  by Helene Kobelnyk  in Vivacini  24  June  2013 For as long as I can remember, my mom would bake this torte for special holidays and for our birthdays.  There is no other recipe like this anywhere, and believe...
Vegetables Galore

Vegetables Galore

EXCERPT from A Midwinter Picnic by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 For most of us in the northern hemisphere, February and even March are usually winter’s last hurrah and we are all so ready for the warmth and greenery of spring. I, for one, sometimes need...
Pasta Fantasy

Pasta Fantasy

  A great pasta dish has to start with superbly prepared pasta! One of my biggest peeves is pasta that is “clammy” and watery –the kind that comes straight out of the boiling water and onto the plate, the bland taste camouflaged by some kind of sauce ....
“Hearts” and Pasta . . . a yummy combo!

“Hearts” and Pasta . . . a yummy combo!

EXCERPT from  Sumptuous Linguini Dressed in “Hearts” by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  04 February 2013 There is nothing better than gifts of food . . . whether homemade cookies or cakes, or in my case for this article, something you would not normally buy...
In Case You Were Expecting Julia Child . . .

In Case You Were Expecting Julia Child . . .

When I first launched Vivacini in July of 2012, I looked for a food expert . . . someone who could come up with interesting recipes and photographs .  But, alas, to no avail, so it fell on my shoulders.  What’s a lifestyle magazine without a food section?  The...
The “Uncommon” Taco

The “Uncommon” Taco

EXCERPT from Fish Tacos the post-holiday NO TURKEY alternative! by Helene Kobelnyk Published in the November 23rd issue of Vivacini!  To experience a “real magazine”,  read the article in the flipping book version here:  Vivacini! 23  November 2012. Start...
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