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There’s been lots of discussion that American’s
are going back to basics by canning and preserving foods when in season.
I’ve been doing this for years now. It’s economical and many of the foods I preserve, such as stone fruits and berries, taste even better when I serve them during the cold dark days of winter. [...]

Five years ago this month, I was off on a very special adventure.
As a tenth wedding anniversary gift, my husband had arranged to send me to County Cork, Ireland, for a one week hands on cooking class at the Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was a fabulous trip that I eventually wrote about for The [...]

Let’s consider the benefits of the raw veggie platter.
When I worked for Ina Garten at Barefoot Contessa more than twenty years ago, I learned the ins and outs of arranging crudite platters.
Crudite was very fashionable back then and many parties catered by Ina at the time had a large veggie filled basket prominently [...]

I just purchased Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express: 404 Inspired Seasonal Dishes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less.
Bittman writes “The Minimalist” column for The New York Times and is the author of other cookbooks, one of which is the best selling How to Cook Everything.
The recipes break from tradition. They are written [...]

Bread Machine Resources

May 29th, 2009

When I purchased my Zojirushi bread machine last May,
I was pretty clueless about using it.
Of course, I started by reading the manual and making the recipes I found there. They are designed specifically for the machine, so I knew they’d be successful in guiding me.
Once I had mastered four or five from the [...]

Having graduated from college with a degree in History,
I am a die hard information junky.
I read a wide range of books and periodicals and am always looking for facts and useful information.
Unfortunately, when I read many contemporary works, I find them heavy on the fluff and light on the foundation, meaning they [...]

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook

April 27th, 2009

Cooking at home and on a budget can be hard. But, with the plethora of recipe resources online and in print, choosing a successful well-written recipe can be even harder!
Admittedly, I have an abundance of cookbooks and magazines that I refer to frequently. But, there are very few books that I consider “cream [...]

My No Guilt Cookbooks

April 19th, 2009

When I dashed out the door yesterday at 8:15, I had a very definite destination–The Seattle Public Library’s Friends of the Library Book Sale.
Of course, I really didn’t need any new cookbooks. My shelves are groaning under the weight of my massive collection. But, this sale is a twice a year fundraiser for [...]

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