Monthly Archives: March 2012

INFORMATION FRIDAY: HOW TO SAFELY THAW FOOD?

I know, I’ve been a bit preachy of late.  It’s the times, or maybe the incessant wind.  Let me get this one off my chest, and I promise I’ll untwist my knickers. A few days ago a question was posted … Continue reading

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SPRINGTIME PASTA

I think of the title more as a generic term than a single, hard and fast recipe.  That way, I can move ingredients in and out as the season progresses.  First there’s the rush to asparagus we’ve all experienced lately. … Continue reading

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SWEET POTATO GRATIN

  I originally developed this for a recipe & cooking contest on Food 52 which needed to feature maple syrup.  The real stuff.  Sweet potatoes seemed like a natural paring.  As I thought my way down through the layers of … Continue reading

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MEATLESS MONDAY: LIMEY-GINGER VEGETABLE STIR-FRY

You can use just about any combination of vegetables you like.  I chose these for flavor, texture, color, and the fact that they’re all available right now.  Once they’re in season, pea pods would be a wonderful substitution for the … Continue reading

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AND THE WINNER IS…..

The winner of my pretty pink plate in the first Tell Me A Story contest is . . . . Jenny.  She told me a story of a woman who helped her to grow into the strong person she is … Continue reading

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THERE ARE DAYS

…when I really shouldn’t be allowed to function without adult supervision.  You know, days when you get just far enough ahead of yourself that it’s only a matter of time before you run right over the edge.  That sums up … Continue reading

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STOCK, FOR THE LAST TIME

Well today, anyway.  It’s a relief to get back to what’s important, both here and on Food52.  Check in on the Hotline and see what to do when your house STILL (that’s a quote) smells of the octopus you boiled … Continue reading

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STOCK, AGAIN

Maybe I should have entitled the post Taking Stock.  Because that’s what I’ve been doing for the past couple of days.  If you read the previous post, Stock, you’re familiar with with what I am alluding to.  Talk about a … Continue reading

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STOCK

It’s been an odd 24 hours.  Yesterday, the dogs belonging to 2 friends were not doing well.      It may seem odd, but we’re a close community on Twitter.  And even closer on Food52. One sweet one is in … Continue reading

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TELL ME A STORY

Tell Me A Story is a new feature I’ve been thinking about for a while.  For no particular reason, I decided to launch it on a wet, snowy, windy last day of winter.  From time to time I will post … Continue reading

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