Category Archives: Food

The Whole Leek, and Nothing But the Leek

I’m a slow learner. I realize now that my mother was well aware of this, and it must have been difficult for her, from a frustration end I mean. Were my education to begin today, I’d probably be labeled with … Continue reading

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At Last, The Salmon Post

I’ve never done a post on salmon and I don’t know why – it’s something we make sure we never buy frozen (or previously frozen and thawed), and we avoid farm raised in lieu of better tasting wild fish. But … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Muffin Evolution

It has occurred to me recently -again- that we as Americans do not have much of an understanding of history – at least not in the European sense, and certainly not at all from the Asian perspective. We tend to … Continue reading

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If That’s a Dandelion, Then it Must Be Spring

I have a small stack of brand new cookbooks next to my corner in the living room (you know, big comfy chair, and all my ‘control’ devices close at hand). These were given to me at Christmas time by my … Continue reading

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America’s Food Secrets – Even Hear of Migas?

Recently, I found myself going through the Texas section of my old community fundraiser cookbooks for an idea for a new post in the ‘America’s Food Secrets’ series – it’s been awhile since I’ve done one, and I wanted it … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Journey: Bread, Time, and Nuts

There was a time when I thought I’d like to have a bread blog – that was about 5 years ago – at the time, I was enamored with anything bread, and of course, there was a ton to learn. … Continue reading

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George Lang and the Cabbage

If you’re like me, when you read a cookbook, first you’re looking for things for dinner tonight – then if you find something, you check out the list of ingredients to see if you just might have them all on … Continue reading

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