Tag Archives: Food

Slow Cooking: A Magical Transformation

It could be because it is winter. It could be because whatever is “old” is now “new.” Or it could be because cookbook writers and others have been singing the praises of the humble crock pot for the past several … Continue reading

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Winter Fare: Soup for Dinner

A few weeks ago a snow storm passed through my area. Starting mid morning and ending later that evening, continuous, powdery snowflakes fell, resulting in approximately eight inches of snow. Since it was a Saturday, it was a perfect day … Continue reading

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Roasting Vegetables: A Transformation

Who knew that magic happens when you combine an oven, a roasting pan, and some vegetables tossed with olive oil and some salt and pepper. Have some carrots languishing in your crisper? Roast them and find yourself eating them like … Continue reading

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Risotto for Dinner

I made risotto for dinner recently. Standing at the stove, patiently stirring each cupful of broth into the pot, I was reminded why this dish is a pleasure to cook. For me, risotto requires a certain mindset. It is the … Continue reading

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October Shorts

Ever since I stumbled upon the “short” format for a blog post, I have been hooked—especially during this busy fall season when blog writing takes a back seat. So here goes. Some recommendations and a reflection. __________________________________ Earlier this month … Continue reading

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Always Orange on Grilling a Pork Tenderloin

In June, I wrote about my desire to grill a pork tenderloin. I’ve eaten my share of tasty pork chops, pork roasts, and pork tenderloins over the years, but have never grilled one. Last Friday, for Brad’s birthday, the two … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Refrigerator?

Last night I took smug satisfaction in what I fixed for dinner. I used bits of this and that to create a delicious meal. What joy! I come from a proud line of women who possess a remarkable ability to … Continue reading

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