Category Archives: Food

Welcome to the Sushi House

In a world where I could fluidly move from one loving profession to the next whenever I fancied, I would delight to find my niche as a cultural anthropologist. (…Only to quickly return to my beloved classroom shortly thereafter I … Continue reading

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Jingle-Jangle Let’s Ginger Spangle

Oh, the magic of gingerbread house making… endless possibilities, treats galore, and above all… sweet memories to last a life time! Fair Warning: Be prepared to devote several hours, perhaps even a couple of days to complete this festive activity.  … Continue reading

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“Slick Deals”

It is possible I might have a small problem… I find it very difficult to pass a good deal when I see it. I am not talking about the BOGO type of deals– although those too can produce a skip … Continue reading

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I’m Just Mad About Saffron

Ready. Set. Name that tune! I’m just mad about Saffron. Saffron’s mad about me. I’m just mad about Saffron. She’s just mad about me.   Ah saffron, your contribution to Valencian paella is undeniably striking. Not only do you exude … Continue reading

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From Candle to Cake

Sometimes, part of the appeal in eating begins with the presentation. Take a cake stand for example. The way the stand elevates treats closer to eye level almost as if to tempt your craving to the max. And how the … Continue reading

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Em & M: The Strawberry Icebox Pie

It’s that time again! Time for another recap out of the Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts cookbook. With strawberries at the peak of the season, the featured item this month is a strawberry icebox pie. Featured Item #3: Strawberry Icebox … Continue reading

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An Unexpected And Delightful Find

Every now and then, if lucky, a trip to a farmer’s market can introduce you (or reintroduce you) to fresh produce you will likely not find at a grocery store. In my recent visit to a somewhat local farmer’s market, … Continue reading

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Em & M: The Blueberry Pie

The ambition here is that I will be able to bake at least one item off of Martha Stewart’s  Pies and Tarts cookbook each month and post my personal review of the whole process. With only three days left of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Salads

One of my favorite meals to make and enjoy during these sizzling months is a salad. The weather lends itself to the perfect salad enjoyment conditions. A– you get to have a healthy, refreshingly crisp, hearty meal almost instantly. B– … Continue reading

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Summer Summer Summer Time

And the love fest continues. (Yes, yet another summertime post.) About three weeks ago, when shockingly we were experiencing some unwanted wet weather, I was itching to make s’mores. Alas the dampness and gloominess would not allow. I decided to … Continue reading

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