Tag: 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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Day 2 – Congress, German Food, and I Need a Nap 

Saturday was both great, and exhausting.  Jet lag had me up and raring to go at an ungodly hour, but I used it to collect my thoughts, take an early morning walk, and have a nice slow breakfast that incorporated a whole lot of coffee.   The courtyard in our hotel has a holly bush,

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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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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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Roasted Vegetables With Maple Balsamic Glaze

  Sometimes it’s just that easy. We bought a roast a few days ago when we were at Costco, and today was the last day on the best before sticker.  Nobody wants to come home after a full work week on Friday to cook a roast beef supper, so I threw the meat into my slow

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Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

This recipe is as sacred as they come.  I’ve been keeping it tucked away in a box on a top cupboard shelf for safe keeping, bringing out only for special occasions for these past 18 or so years.  To disrespect or disregard the wonderfulness of this recipe, is, simply put, a crime. As the title

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The Weekend I Cooked Everything

The past weekend was a perfect storm of sorts. We had a solid weekend of rain, going outside meant cold, damp, slushy weather.  Staying inside meant warm and cozy.  Second to that, it had been far too long since I had had one of my slow cooking marathons where I prepare a week’s worth of

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