Tag Archives: Cooking

Love and Food

Like many, I grew up in a food-focused family. My husband was quick to notice and a bit confused that so many of our conversations centered around food. There is a pretty simple explanation. It was never subtle. It was … Continue reading

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Pam could cook. The oldest of ten, she saw it done well; homemade, quality ingredients, massive quantities. She married young. Joe was special; smart, funny, motivated. They shared values, life goals, interests, mutual attraction. Love came easily, a perfect match. One month into … Continue reading

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The S’mores Maker. It was at flea market yesterday and I had to stop and reflect. It represents everything that is wrong with commercialism in the U.S. S’mores is that universal treat that we learned about on our first camping … Continue reading

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Recipe Memories

At first sight, the recipe file is a bit of a mess. When I go in looking, I allow myself time. It is not a collection of food, it is a walk through my past. Most are handwritten, on anything … Continue reading

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Slow Food

My very favorite foods are the ones that take hours to cook. Fast food be damned, I like to cook “slow”. Maybe it’s about being grounded in my kitchen, my comfort zone; makes for a sweet day. Chicken soup, chili, … Continue reading

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Ode to January

I truly love January.  It is dark and cold and I am often stuck inside for days. Don’t care. Love it anyway. It is with great joy that I start up a new personal calendar, turning the page, as it … Continue reading

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A brilliantly simple idea for an emergency torch; make a wick out of paper toweling, insert into a hole pierced into the top of a tuna can (packed in oil) and it will burn for 2-3 hours, leaving edible tuna … Continue reading

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Moving Van Envy

On two different Ellis Island ship registries from the early 1900’s, it was noted that the nationality for both of my immigrant grandparents was “Magyar”. This could have meant one of two things; that the language they spoke was of … Continue reading

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