Archive for September, 2012

Cooking has always been a pleaure for me.  I cook when I am happy, when I’m crabby, when I’m stressed. You get the idea – I just love to cook.  Baking on the other hand has always been more of a chore for me (See Recipes).  When the kids were little   Read More ...

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The next time you sit down to dinner at your home take a good look at what is on your plate.  Most people aren’t aware that the food on your plate traveled an average distance of 1500 – 2000 miles from point of origin to your kitchen. Yikes!  Think of   Read More ...

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Nuts have good protein, good fats, a bit of fiber, and very few carbohydrates.  All this makes them a healthy choice. But..walnuts have omega 3 fats too, about 4 grams per ounce, making them an even better dietary choice.  Each day 1.5 ounces of nuts is part of my food   Read More ...

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Many a night when the house is creaky still I am ready to finish my day.  I wander through the house, same path every time turning off lights, checking doors.  Past the sketches we had done of our children when each of them was four. These indeed are our most   Read More ...

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Books about food have interested me for some time. I read them, mark-up the margins, put them down, think alot, and read them again.  This is true of Righeous Porkchop. Nicolette Hahn Niman writes with fact, honesty, and humanisn.  If you are interested in food, eat food, whatever, read this   Read More ...

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A few days ago we decided to go fishing.  Ok, I didn’t really so much decide to go fishing.  I decided to go along with my husband. Not to give you the wrong impression, I do love to eat fish, and I do love to go fishing. Anyway we were   Read More ...

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Our September crop of raspberries heralds the approach of fall more than anything else.  We have a light raspberry crop mid-summer, but our bounty really arrives in September. The advantage of the fall crop is the weather is usually a bit cooler and picking is more comfortable.  The disadvantage is   Read More ...

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It seems once tomato plants begin to produce there is no stopping them for a time. Tomatoes are usually plentiful in my garden up until first frost.  I have made every possible concoction with tomatoes.  I  have given away a few, sent some home with the kids, and fed my   Read More ...

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Many recipes develop extra layer of flavor with the addition of wine.  I have an elegant Chicken and Mushroom preparation that calls for dry, white wine.  A creamy-soft, fruity, cabernet in my Bolognese Pasta sauce truly finishes the dish.  When I add wine to a dish, I only add wine   Read More ...

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    Meatballs are a delicious menu item.  They can be ‘dressed up’ to make an impressive meal, or used in a simple dish.  These make a nice appetizer when formed around a pinapple tidbit or cheese curd. Meatballs are a great finger-foods for kids. I like to make up a   Read More ...

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