23 June, 2017

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday
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I admit, summer has taken my attention away from cooking. The mornings are perfect for a walk around the neighborhood,  followed by water aerobics. (Today I spotted two hot air balloons drifting by.) The garden then needs weeding and harvesting early veggies like sugar snap peas and fava beans. Planning for our trip to Italy
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12 January, 2017

Fennel Digestif (Liqueur) – Italian Remedy For An Upset Tummy

Fennel Digestif (Liqueur) – Italian Remedy For An Upset Tummy
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The weather outside is frightening…. We’re having a winter storm in the Pacific Northwest and it seems a lot of the country is having the same. Rosemary on the deck is toughing it out. We had a little warning from the weather people so neighbors have been stocking up on bread and milk in case they
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8 January, 2017

The Fennel Fell In Love With An Orange

The Fennel Fell In Love With An Orange
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Italians have had a love affair with fennel (finocchio) dating back to before the 17th century, when they served it at the end of a meal sprinkled with salt (believed to aid in digestion).  Other people have a love/hate relationship with fennel — I think because it can have a strong flavor. It is sometimes
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3 January, 2017

Handy Dandy Tips & Resources

Handy Dandy Tips & Resources
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Every once in a while I have to remind myself that I don’t know it all. Well, like every day! And so I look to others for their brilliance and knowledge of topics, recipes, and general musings about life that I want to know more about. Here are a few I’d like to share with
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