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How to poach eggs

I love poached eggs. For a long time the only time I’d get them was as a special treat at a brunch restaurant (full disclosure – with hollandaise sauce as part of Eggs Benedict!) – frankly, I was scared of … Continue reading

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How to cook rice!

Rice is pretty simple, really. It’s a staple all around the world, though for some cultures it’s sticky rice and others prefer more separate grains. The sheer variety of rice can be overwhelming. Brown, white, jasmine, black, purple, red, basmati, … Continue reading

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Peanut Sesame Noodles!

There are times when you need to get dinner on the table, and a jar of spaghetti sauce just won’t cut it. You’ve got a crisper full of veggies, some spaghetti (or other long thin noodles) and the ubiquitous peanut … Continue reading

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Snow Ice cream

March 20, 2014 This spring has been crazy here in Central Virginia. Our poor maple tree has had buds on it for 3 weeks now, and the snow just keeps coming. White snow on red buds.  I prefer the normal … Continue reading

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Almond milk – or, an alternate use for a cloth napkin

I got so discombobulated yesterday with all the snow we had I forgot to post this on the blog – here’s hoping people didn’t get confused! Increasingly, people are looking at dairy as a thing to cut out of their … Continue reading

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Timing (again? I seem to be obsessed)

It’s all about the timing, isn’t it. This is supposed to be a post about food, and it is, but it’s also a post about life. This week’s Tasty Thursday gives people three tricks (easy ones, really, ones that are … Continue reading

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The Time Factor

I’ve been thinking a lot about time, and how it generally seems that we are working AGAINST time in our lives. It’s a race, or we lament the lack of it, or we wish we had more of it. So … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tasty Thursday

As of the day after Thanksgiving, 2013, these are the ten most popular Tasty Thursday videos, with the most-viewed post on top. Which are your favorites? Salad dressing Peach crisp Grocery store layout Fast Snacks Fresh Eggs Oysters Ginger Curry … Continue reading

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GRAVY TRICKS!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! GRAVY!!! This will work for WHATEVER kind of gravy you are making! Today we’re specifically talking about turkey (because, well, it’s that kind of day, right?) but this is a general primer on making gravy, period. Special tool? … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursday – CHOCOLATE!!

Today’s Tasty Thursday video is courtesy of Jen Lucas, a good friend and sorority sister from college days. Please check out her website to learn more about her work with life coaching! Salted Cinnamon Maple Dark Chocolate by Jen Lucas … Continue reading

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