Category Archives: Food Talk

Can I Offer You A Glass Of Lemonade?

Back in the “olden days” when we thought we were “frugally sophisticated” one of my favorite summer drinks was something we called Yellow Fever. It was a mixture of vodka, lemonade and 7-Up. I liked drinking these while lying on … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Biscuits?

I know that in Great Britain biscuits are what we in the US call cookies. Over here biscuits are a versatile quick bread served at many American tables. I have American biscuits on my mind today. Actually, biscuits are always … Continue reading

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What Is Your Fondest Childhood Food Memory?

Can you remember your first cooking or baking experience? How young were you? For some of us it will be difficult to pin down that number. Once or twice a week my mom baked our family’s bread supply. Having a … Continue reading

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Trying Something Different In the Kitchen

Last Fall my husband and I were evaluating our eating habits. There were two things we were concerned about: we were eating out too much which lead us to not-so-healthy eating. We knew we were a little burned out by … Continue reading

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Root Beer Pulled Pork

Last November I told you about a great Christmas food book, An Old-Fashioned Christmas by Ellen Stimson. In that post I mentioned that I was going to experiment with a recipe for Root Beer Pulled Pork. Well, I’m ready to … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking: Using Maple Syrup In New Ways

Maple Syrup is something I have always taken for granted. It’s what I buy to put on pancakes and waffles. Sometimes I buy Mrs. Butterworths and sometimes I buy a brand that says “Real” Maple Syrup. I recently became aware … Continue reading

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Blushing Peach Jam – Revised by the Next Generation

Back in the 1970’s my mother-in-law, Rena, introduced the family to a jam she made with her own home-grown peaches and red raspberries. Rena was well known as a superb cook, but this new jam took her to the level … Continue reading

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Author: Lucy Knisley Publisher: First Second  (April 2013) Genre: Graphic Novel/Food Source: Public Library   One of the first graphic novels I read was Lucy Knisley’s French Milk. It was so charming that it made me want to dabble more … Continue reading

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We Live in a Chili Nation

Chili Nation caught my eye as I was perusing the food-book shelves at my local library. Chili is one of my husband’s favorite dishes and I’m always open to trying a new chili recipe. (Not that he is open to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Egg Salad Sandwich

Last week I finished reading Heather Lende’s If You Lived Here I’d Know Your Name. I so thoroughly enjoyed the book and spending time in Heather’s world in small-town Alaska. I felt in sync with this woman in many of … Continue reading

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