3 August, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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This month’s five favorites start with a great memory I wanted to share while we were in Italy last September. We ran into Phil Rosenthal, the writer and producer of the “Everybody Loves Raymond Show,” star of “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” and also “Somebody Feed Phil.” He happened to be filming a segment for
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12 June, 2018

Modern Day Rock Stars – Salt

Modern Day Rock Stars – Salt
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  Who knew that salt would become a trendy “seasoning?” Back in the day, it was primarily used on food or in recipes to bring out a little essence. Salt came in two varieties – iodized or non-iodized. However, today there is an abundance of choices of flavors and textures of salt available, and I’m fascinated
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1 June, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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“June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the second of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the third of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days. June contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours, and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, the
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3 April, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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During the month, I read many blogs, look at hundreds of recipes, check out new, traditional, and unusual kitchen or food items, and by month’s end have more than five favorites to share with you. But a promise is a promise, so I limit the choices to keep the post short and sweet. And what
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13 February, 2018

Good Will Baking – In An Apron

Good Will Baking – In An Apron
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“An apron is a garment worn at the front of the body, since ancient times, for practical, decorative, as well as ritualistic purposes. From the French word ‘naperon’, meaning a small tablecloth, aprons have been worn to protect garments, and indicate status…..Aprons can be made of cotton, muslin, linen, canvas, leather (a blacksmith), rubber, or
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2 February, 2018

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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Take five Italian minutes to check out my five favorites this month. You might find some interesting tidbits and fun facts.  Canned tomato taste test. Canned tomatoes any time of year are essential to my cooking, but especially in the winter months when fresh tomatoes are not available in the garden just outside my kitchen
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14 July, 2017

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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Summer is in full swing and enjoying these summer days conjures up visions of laying on a beach or in a hammock, engaged in a good book or listening to a fascinating podcast, sipping an iced coffee or tea, eating a fresh-picked juicy peach, catching a quick nap….. BUT the reality is….. time is spent
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21 April, 2017

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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If you are Italian or know Italians, you may be familiar with an “Italian minute,” which typically is nothing that resembles a minute, it’s more like 20 minutes or maybe even up to an hour. I remember as a kid whenever we visited relatives the “goodbyes” could last an hour and that was only saying goodbye
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