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Is it HOT in here?

How Hot Is It? Little known tips for using your meat thermometer properly as we get closer to Thanksgiving Do you have one of those instant-read meat thermometers? How accurate is it? You can check quite easily and re-calibrate [...]

Is it HOT in here?2018-11-19T16:12:17+00:00

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation(s)

It’s September, and for me September is when things truly start anew! Back to school and back to the routine - summer is gone and vacations are a memory. For me my strongest vacation memories are typically related to [...]

What I Ate on My Summer Vacation(s)2018-10-05T14:56:04+00:00

A Cornucopia of Fresh Summer Fruits and Veggies

Summer fruits and veggies are a plenty! Don’t walk...RUN Farmers marketing are bustling right now, so get your fill while you can! If you are blessed with local market stands, do not walk but RUN to take advantage of the [...]

A Cornucopia of Fresh Summer Fruits and Veggies2018-08-16T14:23:39+00:00

Cacio e Pepe

For a recipe with so few ingredients, there are many variations on the cooking method. Keep in mind that the quality of the ingredients is key to the final result. Splurge on true pecorino and freshly ground pepper! Here’s the [...]

Cacio e Pepe2017-02-27T20:07:00+00:00

Cocktails Delivered to your Door

Recently I received a very cool gift – a subscription to Cocktail Courier. Yep, all the pieces/parts needed to make an unusual cocktail delivered right to my door. Each delivery includes a small (but not a miniature) bottle of the [...]

Cocktails Delivered to your Door2017-02-27T20:07:00+00:00

Anthony Bourdain Was Correct!

“This is probably the single worst thing I have ever put in my mouth.” Anthony Bourdain, on Iceland’s national dish, hákarl With an endorsement like that how could I say no to an innocuous looking bit of ‘rotten Greenland shark’ while in [...]

Anthony Bourdain Was Correct!2017-02-27T20:07:00+00:00

Lemongrass “Martini”

One corner of our small raised bed garden is occupied with all things ‘lemon’ – lemongrass and lemon verbena. Both of these took off like gang-busters with our rainy, cool spring and hot, dry summer. What do to with all [...]

Lemongrass “Martini”2017-02-27T20:07:00+00:00

East Coast Ambrosia

If you are a true Southerner PLEASE stop reading this article now. It will only make you angry and you’ll send me nasty emails. Go…run away now… For those of you who are NOT Southerners, I’m going to tell you [...]

East Coast Ambrosia2017-02-27T20:07:00+00:00