Category Archives: In the kitchen

It’s summer and the eating is fine.

I love eating in the summer. (In complete honesty, I love eating all year round.  You don’t get the hips I have without a strong, multi-seasonal commitment to food.) But in the summer, food just tastes better.  There are homegrown tomatoes … Continue reading

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You can do it.

I spent most of yesterday in the kitchen. These days I make most of the things we eat from scratch in an effort to consume less sodium and keep my kidneys stone free.  It is amazing how objects less than … Continue reading

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My favorite winter recipe.

I ran across a recipe the other day, Gentle Reader, that intrigued me to no end.  I simply had to try it.  I had to make it so badly, that I went out and did the unthinkable- I bought something … Continue reading

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Mango syrup

Picture it, Gentle Reader:  it’s a dark, dreary day outside.  In fact, it’s the sixteenth dark dreary day in a row.  Christmas is over; the snow outside is no longer pretty and white, but brown and dirty.  You’ve forgotten that … Continue reading

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Breakfast magic

It’s been several months now, since I purchased processed, breakfast cereal for my kids.  But I knew that on our twelve day camping adventure we were going to need some store-bought, sugary cereal.  It was a vacation, after all.  So … Continue reading

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Making love (and shrimp stock) out of nothing at all.

When I was growing up, one of my favorite bands of all time was Air Supply.  They were so groovy and their songs were so beautiful to my 9 and 10 year old self.  Not to mention, they had the … Continue reading

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The prettiest low-sodium pizzas on the block.

My family loves pizza.  Now when I say my family loves pizza, I don’t mean they really, really like it.  I mean they worship the hot oven it comes from. Sadly, pizza from any restaurant has approximately a million, bajillion … Continue reading

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