A Cookie Peppered with Controversy

Last weekend I decided to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and work outside in the garden. Tom did not decide to accompany me. He told me he had things he wanted to accomplish inside. That did not surprise me, and I didn’t really think much of it. After about an hour, our “cool” temperatures […]

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New Kitchen Aquisition! -Staub Braiser

For a while now I have been contemplating the need for a cooking vessel that has not been in my arsenal. I have various Dutch Ovens – cast iron, nonstick, stainless steel and plenty of frying pans both nonstick and stainless, but there is a sweet spot between the two that I knew needed to […]

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Lemon Curd Will Not Defeat Me

As seems to happen with me, the thing I planned to write about this week is not what I am actually going to write about. I’ve learned not to get too hung up about it, because plans are good, but don’t always go the way we imagine. The plan started simply enough, make some cupcakes, […]

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For the Love of Nando’s

If you’ve watched very much contemporary British television, chances are you’ve heard some references to Nando’s. The Brits just love this restaurant chain originating in South Africa that sells delicious peri-peri chicken. I love it too, but the problem is the closest Nando’s to me is 483 miles away. In the United States, Nando’s exists […]

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The Armchair Foodie

In this week’s Q&A Ray wrote about his fond memories of eating crepes at Epcot and the desire to reproduce that food memory and how sometimes life gets quite busy and these little folly’s or indulgences languish on a basement shelf or even right under our noses. This past week has felt very much that […]

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