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Posted on August 12, 2010
My garden is over run by cucumbers –in fact, we have a total cucumber infestation, so I am busy pickling away. This recipe for Dill Pickles is one of my favorites. The recipe is based on one from Carol Gold, mother of my good friend Susie Gold, and it is a classic!
The jar in the photo above is actually a half quart. The key in making this recipe is to scale it up so that you can do lots of jars ... read more →
Posted on March 2, 2010
I love beets. They’re delicious, healthy and a “grounding” root vegetable. I usually steam them, which is simple –other than the times that I run out of water for steaming and burn the pan. Usually I save them in the nick of time though.
Alternatively, roasting beets, is just as easy and delicious. Roasting adds a rich flavor to foods and also “warms” them, according to Asian medicine, making roasted veggies an idea dish for winter. Yesterday in the late afternoon, ... read more →
Posted on February 19, 2010
photo from familyfriendsandfood on Flickr
Roasted almonds? Yes, one of my favorite foods and an important part of my eating plan.
What about my family’s eating plan? Well, my husband is one of the main reasons I cook and bake as religiously as I do; he comes from a family of excellent cooks who love to eat. However, recently, he went on a diet (I had no one to critique my desserts!). Then he sent me this email:
“Was thinking you might want ... read more →
Posted on September 15, 2009
It’s wonderful to be back at home with my family and kitchen. I’ve made myriad soup stocks these last few days in order to help my husband and myself recuperate from the sniffles we each seem to have picked up last week. We’re recovering quite quickly.
To create a bit of variety, I decided to make a roasted chicken stock last night and of course consulted one of my favorite books, Joy of Cooking. The recipe below is based upon the ... read more →
Posted on March 10, 2009
I am lucky enough to say that my boys love to eat kale. There was actually a kale incident the other night whereby I only made one bunch and some grabbing occurred at the table as the boys “fought” over it. Ok, sorry to brag, however this is what sometimes happens in my house.
Because kale is a hot commodity and because I don’t get to the grocery store on a daily basis (who does?), I try to keep kale on ... read more →
Posted on October 24, 2008
Because fresh food in general tastes better and is often cheaper than processed food, I have put together a short demo on how to roast your own pumpkin:
Posted on May 30, 2008
I must confess, for more than a year, my friend Elizabeth has been asking me to do a post on homemade household cleaners. As a result of her prodding, I am proud to present part 1 of a series on non-toxic cleaners for your home. We’ll start off with a cleaning spray for my favorite room of the house –the kitchen!
So, first questions first. Why make your own cleaning products? Why go through the bother? To ... read more →
Posted on May 1, 2007
Here’s how to tango with a mango
Mango, a wonderfully rich, sweet treat, full of nutritious prebiotic dietary fiber and antioxidants, is the perfect Paleo dessert.
Here’s how to cut a mango, because as the weather warms, I follow suit and warm weather fruits make their way into my shopping cart. Today I found gorgeous yellow mangos. I bought one and when I arrived home did the mango tango –a dance of slicing this slippery fruit.
How to Slice a Mango
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Posted on December 13, 2006
Posted on December 3, 2006
My sons and I decided to make gingerbread cookies this afternoon.
Thus we found ourselves at the store in search of the perfect rolling pin.
We ended up with a 1¼ inch dowel that was 48 inches long, then had it cut into 3 pieces. We took our dowel pieces home, sanded them and ended up with 3 perfect rolling pins. Our total cost: $6.38 (for dowel and sandpaper).
Each rolling pin took 10 minutes to make (hand sanding) and added up ... read more →