17 March, 2017

A Little Sage Advice – Tips For The Cook And The Kitchen

A Little Sage Advice – Tips For The Cook And The Kitchen
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Once a month I like to share five interesting tidbits I have collected while working on the blog. Hope you find this month’s “sage” interesting, informative, and amusing.   We’ve been doing a lot of freshening up and cleaning around here in the hopes that spring will arrive soon. To get enthusiastic about cleaning, a song
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1 March, 2017

Babica Who? Hen? Is This An Egg & Chicken Thing?

Babica Who? Hen? Is This An Egg & Chicken Thing?
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Painters left last week.  Yay! They did a fabulous job of taking wallpaper off three bathrooms and the kitchen. What a complicated and tedious job – thank heavens Cherry City Painters was up to the task. So now the work starts for hubby and me. Time to clean up and put everything back.  Before we start
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16 February, 2017

Fiddler On The Roof – A Little Bit of This & That

Fiddler On The Roof – A Little Bit of This & That
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Do you ever have those days when you feel like you are trying to balance a thousand things on top of a high-pitched roof? With construction going on in the kitchen for a week now, I feel like I’m headed to the rooftop to fiddle. Loved the movie Fiddler On The Roof and to take the
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13 February, 2017

Can’t Cook Tonight, No Pilot Light

Can’t Cook Tonight, No Pilot Light
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This week we are having some minor renovations to the kitchen and baths which causes havoc throughout the house, especially the kitchen. What does this really mean to my cooking and the blog? I can’t cook because the kitchen is out of order, taped off, covered in plastic.  Aacckk! Kitchen rehab has occurred in steps over the
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3 February, 2017

Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Wool…. Balls?

Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Wool…. Balls?
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  Okay, let me explain. I’ve been fascinated by the latest dryer enhancement, wool balls. Just the mention of them has my hubby in hysterics and a thousand innuendos spewing from his lips, most not repeatable in print. I know this is off-topic from food, but thought it is a worthy “renewable” and eco-friendly thing
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26 January, 2017

Liquid Gold aka Olive Oil

Liquid Gold aka Olive Oil
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Olive oil is such an essential ingredient in my cooking. I can’t imagine a kitchen without at least one bottle. I favor extra virgin olive oil for most of my cooking. I learned some interesting facts about olive oil when I was in Manduria, Italy. A few notes from my 2015 travel blog: “One of
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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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28 December, 2016

I Made A Pasta Mistake And Turned It Into Dog Bones

I Made A Pasta Mistake And Turned It Into Dog Bones
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To make a statement like “I made a pasta mistake and turned it into dog bones”  you probably think I’ve been hitting the egg nog a bit hard. That might be true…. it was Bloody Mary’s actually and I had to finish the batch because I needed the space in the fridge. Good enough excuse?
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24 December, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
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Happy holidays and thank you for following the musings of my food blog. It’s been a lifesaver for me to have this project and a joy to share it with friends. Here is my Christmas message for you: This special time of year brings joy and/or sadness to people with memories of years past and
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17 December, 2016

Chicken Stock For The Soul

Chicken Stock For The Soul
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So many recipes I make use chicken stock or broth somewhere in the mix of ingredients. People shy away from making it from scratch because they think it is too difficult, when it’s really just the opposite – very easy.  After we have eaten a whole chicken (usually from Costco – their rotisserie chickens have a
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12 December, 2016

Gingerbread Men Made With Small Hands And Love

Gingerbread Men Made With Small Hands And Love
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There’s nothing better than making cookies around Christmas time. And children just add a magical spirit to the experience. Since all of our family lives in different states, we are fortunate to have “bonus” grandkids grace our doorstep occasionally. We have so much fun together! Today’s activities included making gifts for teachers, Christmas decorations, and gingerbread cookies
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