Category Archives: foodie

Espresso

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Hail to the Kale!

I answered the phone reluctantly knowing it would be more work to stack my pile higher. “Really?  You have too much kale in your garden and I should come pick it?  I’ll be right there!” I love picking, cooking, and … Continue reading

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Quiet Pear Tree

QUIET PEAR TREE We leave for work early most mornings, feeling rushed and late.  Work is hard, especially on Mondays with backups from the weekend business.  We get home later to find household and lawn chores, homework to help with, the news, … Continue reading

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Coming Clean

  Friday evening’s return home from a long day brightened considerably when I found a Fed Ex package on my front porch.  It was a heavy, odd sized envelope from a friend in Alabama.  Hey, I never get packages from … Continue reading

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Gooseberries BLUE GOOSE CHUTNEY

A dear friend of mine delivered to me today a container of “Gooseberries!”  I know….you are wondering..What are gooseberries?  They are the smallest, most beautiful, tart, little stripy beads of wonder you can imagine.  Grandma used to make gooseberry/mulberry jelly … Continue reading

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Changing houses

  After nearly 24 years of living in my house, I decided it was time for a change.  Perhaps I needed a new challenge.  Or maybe it was a desire to live among fruit trees and berries in solitude far … Continue reading

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Fresh, Healthy Quinoa Salad

So it’s January 1, 2013.  Once again we start the “Let’s Get Healthy” plan for the year.   I found some organic black Quinoa in the cabinet and began to assemble a healthy salad.  After cooking the quinoa, a product … Continue reading

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Duck Soup!

Yesterday morning  was filled with disagreeable tasks including tax documentation preparation, accounting entries, checkbook balancing and other tedious chores.  I headed home for lunch late, hungry and crabby to find nothing to eat. In the freezer sat a frozen duck that had been … Continue reading

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Bean Truth

Ok folks… For most of us, beans are not a luxury.  But, you must rethink this untruth! Legumes and beans of every sort, are high in protein, available year-round and can be purchased and stored dried.  Therefore, they are a … Continue reading

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Fish food

One of my dearest  friends is a physicist and also a geographer.  He has mastered both fields of study and is a life-long learner.  He has been writing a paper, which he hopes to have published soon on the correlation … Continue reading

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Basil, tomato, cheese toss

Fresh from the garden, cherry tomatoes with chopped basil, both picked and washed right before preparing and serving.  Add some chopped mozzarella or other soft cheese, toss in vinegar, lemon or lime and olive oil, salt and pepper, then add … Continue reading

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Wine, Vinegar or Juice Bottle storage

This week, I visited a darling bungalow built in the 40’s with hardwood floors, panel doors and old-fashioned windows.  As I looked around the house, the grape vines outside appeared in clear vision from the sparkling pane; leaves large, green … Continue reading

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Artichokes

For several years, my sisters and I had Artichoke cooking competitions during the holidays.  We stopped competing, primarily because once I perfected stuffed artichokes, I never wanted to cook them any other way. So for years thereafter, I brought the … Continue reading

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Shortbread

You almost always have the ingredients for Shortbread in your cabinet.  But… the pan… I finally ordered a short bread pan because I just love short bread with coffee, wine, fruit or just stag.    It’s less than a cake, … Continue reading

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Raid the Cabinets

It’s time to “Raid the Cabinets.”  That’s right.  Use what you have.  See whats it in those cabinets and create something beautiful, healthy and delicious!  I went to the cabinet searching for something… something….Hum.  A can of artichokes, some tuna, … Continue reading

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