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Coffee Pots

August 9, 2014

A hastily gulped cupful each morning does not give coffee its due. How much more satisfying to make it an afternoon ritual, replete with sweet and savory snacks. A turn-of-the-century wedding gift might have been a cut crystal coffee pot. Today, a large silver urn means that guests can fill,...

Heavy Duty Clips

July 20, 2014

I find these heavy duty clips at the hardware store and use them to clip shut bags and various things that need a strong clip. Price is 37 cents each.

Hot Beef Sundae

July 20, 2014

Hot Beef Sundae At the New York and Indiana State Fair in August the Hot Beef Sundae will be served. Just what is a Hot Beef Sundae you ask? Touted as the ultimate comfort food, the Hot Beef Sundae is a generous helping of buttery mashed potatoes surrounded by slow-roasted...

Biodynamic Agriculture

June 17, 2014

Biodynamic Agriculture Caring for the living land is what it’s all about. Biodynamic and organic farming have a lot in common. Both produce high-quality food without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers or GMOs. But biodynamic farmers act on an even broader vision of land stewardship. They view their land...

Oven As A File Cabinet?

March 23, 2014

Lots of New Yorkers don't cook and some use their ovens as a file cabinet. When I first moved to NYC I sublet an UWS apt from a mean and nasty woman who was a producer at CBS. Wherever I'm living, no matter how tiny, I cook. This woman assured...

Shaking The Salt Habit

February 27, 2014

Shaking The Salt Habit We all know that sodium is an essential mineral that is found in all foods. We need sodium to help regulate our body’s fluid balance, but we probably don’t need as much as we’re getting however. The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium intake to 1500...

A Few Words About Grains

January 26, 2014

A Few Words About Grains Grains have become popular lately not only because they are nutritious, but because they are delicious, too. They are not difficult to cook. If you can cook rice, you can cook grains, however, they can be unpredictable, with cooking times that can vary widely. Ways...

The Difference Between Chili Powder & Chile Powder

January 23, 2014

The Difference Between Chili Powder & Chile Powder I’ve been making a lot of chili these cold winter days and use quite a bit of Chili Powder. It’s easy to get confused between Chili Powder and Chile Powder.  Chili powder with an “I” is not the same as chile powder...

A Few Words About Flour

January 18, 2014

A Few Words About Flour Playing with different flours in your favorite recipes can create new flavors, aromas and textures. Try using a little of another kind of flour in recipes that call for refined white flours; aside from having less flavor, white flour has been stripped of most of...

A Few Words About Nuts

January 11, 2014

A Few Words About Nuts Nuts are a delicious and healthful snack that offers a significant amount of healthful fats, vitamin E and fiber in every serving. They are also delicious in salads, stir-fries, in baked goods (whole or ground into flour), tossed with pasta, and made into pesto.  Storing...

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