Category: cooking

I Made Glue

In the interest of being transparent and real, brace yourselves:  most of the time I’m making this up as I go along. For example, tonight we are having a potluck dinner themed “food from a book or movie”.  I picked spaghetti and meatballs from Lady and The Tramp thinking that would be a super easy

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Ghost Peppers, Hot Sauce, And A Visit To the Nut Farm.

Unplanned moments typically turn into the best adventures. We carved out a long weekend away to visit Prince Edward County, catch a little sun and fresh air, drink a little wine, sleep in and slow down.  Perfect weekend and we did just that, everything to plane except for Terry. That’s not his real name, but

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese, S’mores Dip, Pot Lucks, and Two Emergency Substitutions

September is almost over, how did that happen? I’m am trying so very hard to keep the pace of life chill this fall.  There has been a sermon series running all month which reminded me of things I already knew but called me out on complacency.  Slow down, be present where you are, and rest.

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Bocconcini Bird’s Nests

When my kids were little, little enough to have been impressed by food that looked somethings else, I was just plain too tired to be creative.  Isn’t that always the way?  Kind of like when you come up with the perfect response to someone an hour after you needed it? I have loved being a

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Roasted Radishes with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Recipe

So, you won’t believe this one.  I certainly didn’t. This is the best time of year to go grocery shopping, everything is fresh from the local farms.  Deep leafy greens, sweet corn, green beans, new potatoes, even zucchini.  All of it, and much of it selling for in season prices which roughly translates to our

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Grilled Fish Recipe

I have a complicated relationship with fish. I want to like it, I really, really want to love it.  I want to serve non battered and deep fried fish to my family twice a week just like all of the healthy food guides recommend.  I want the benefit of all of those healthy oils in

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Nothing New Under The Sun

My very first job was washing dishes at a summer camp.  $10.50 per day plus food and lodging. My second job was at Burger King.  I lasted two weeks, fast food was not my calling and neither were the uniforms. My third job was as a cashier in a grocery store.  I liked the fast

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Black Bean and Quinoa Soup

Something unexpected and quite lovely has been unfolding in our home and kitchen these past months.   When you have children your home can become a bit like Grand Central Station with people coming and going all of the time.  Some people visit once or twice, others become “regulars” like Cliff and Norm from Cheers

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