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Evolution of a Recipe


As a young Cook starting out in the kitchen, I was given a recipe from Mom that has stayed with me ever since. We made it together once, and she wrote it down for me. The original recipe she wrote … Continue reading

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Comfort on a Plate


I think everyone has 1 specific meal that brings them comfort. No matter what is going on in their life at that very moment, they can enjoy that meal and feel immediately better, all their worries melting away. For my … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Pickled


Two weeks ago was “pickle-makin’ weekend” at my sis’s house. I joined my parents, my sis and her foster daughter, and my own kids (who had arrived on Friday afternoon with my parents, as I was at a training and not … Continue reading

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Journal. 8.11.2010


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It was hot today as I ventured into the garden to see what would await the dinner table. I found:

tomato plants heavy with fruit which has yet to ripen
eggplants that I am beginning to wonder if they will produce any fruit at all (though the leaves are a gorgeous deep purple now, making me smile)
corn stalks that I am proud to say we started from seed and are now growing nearly as tall as my 13-year-old girl child
potatoes, oh so many potato plants (I will definitely be sharing those crops!)
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If You Build it… They Will Eat


The kitchen table is a magical place. Wouldn’t you agree? It is there where you dream and where you get to have long talks with your family and your friends. It is the kitchen table that makes life, dreams, and love possible. If the kitchen table is so magical, I have to wonder why more people don’t sit around theirs. It seems to me that the best way to have a magical life is to create it around your kitchen table. Continue reading

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Surprising Edible Goodness


“Then there was a pop-surprise bonus side order brought by the waitress for free– a serving of fried zucchini blossoms with a soft dab of cheese in the middle (prepared so delicately that the blossoms probably didn’t even notice they weren’t on the vine anymore).” Continue reading

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…How Does Your Garden Grow?


As the old rhyme goes…  Mary Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row. Ok… so I don’t have silver bells or cockle shells, and certainly not … Continue reading

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