Archive for November, 2012

Love mushrooms fresh and crisp? I sure do! Mushrooms easily add to just about any dish. They can be an appetizer or a main dish by themselves. Mushrooms are just plain versatile. Mushrooms, like many perishables, can go from good to bad in a hearbeat. I have had my share   Read More ...

Categories: Blog

Pink salt – that’s what! Pink salt? Until recently I too had nevr heard of pink salt, or more specifically Himalayan Pink Salt. As of just a few days ago white table salt no longer lives in my kitchen. Tossed, gone, good-bye, never come again!  White table salt is high   Read More ...

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This book has been at our house since last Christmas, and I love it! Thanks Jess!  Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman is one of those books you can pick up any time and wander through. There are interesting tidbits of informaton on every page.  The information is all related to   Read More ...

Categories: Books

Oh no! A spider in my kitchen! Good heavens! I hoped that might draw you in to read about kitchen spiders! No traps or pesticides necessary (heaven forbid). A ‘true’ kitchen spider is pictured in this post.  The spider is often associated with chineese wok cooking, and is infact how   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

People could literally fill their cupboards, and heaven forbid, clutter their counters with kitchen gadgets.  Kitchen gadgets are an industry in themselves eating up fuels, creating mounds of plastic with a life expectency beyond reason, and leaving a huge carbon footprint.  Granted many do make life in the kitchen easier.   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

What would Thanksgiving be without leftovers?  I often bemoan all the leftovers after a big holiday dinner, but yet I would be lost without them.  Leftovers are part of the tradition.  Warming up quick plates in the microwave, tossing things together for an impromptu casserole, creating the newest memorable sandwich   Read More ...

Categories: Fall Favorites

Goodness, lots of ingredients, lots of time, and eventually lots of frustration have at times gone into my food mistakes. I hate food mistakes, especially  mistakes I make consciously thinking they are not mistakes!  I guess that means I am even confident of my mistakes, which is probably not a   Read More ...

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Filled, baked potatoes are so delicious! They can be filled with just about anything, or simply mash the potato you scooped from the peel and put it back in the shell to be browned and served as a twice-baked potato.  Preparing potatoes to be filled is really easy.  Wash and   Read More ...

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Often times the oven will be on baking this, roasting that.  If there is room I stick in some large russet potatoes to bake just in case I need them.  If nothing else the potato is great cut up and thrown into a soup, and the potatoe skins are delicious   Read More ...

Fall and Thanksgiving definitely offer cranberries in endless varieties. Cranberries can be found canned whole, canned jelled, frozen, and dried. Cranberries are everywhere this time of year. The dip itself is gluten-free. I have found gluten-free pretzels at my local food co-op for a perfect gluten-free snack. This dip is really   Read More ...

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