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Where Have You Been All My (Cooking) Life?

For someone that has been cooking as long as I have, and is a pretty good cook at that (so I’ve been told), it is hard to admit that I have spent the majority of my cooking life without a … Continue reading

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it’s flour and water and…yeast.

This winter I came to the realization (after how many years together?!?) that my husband loves pizza. Rightfully so, who doesn’t? But gotta say, for years, though I like pizza, it was not a LOVE thing that I had to … Continue reading

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Ch, chi, cha, Chia

Sorry. Could not resist. Sooooo cliche, I know. But who in the States can’t say the word ‘chia’ and, bam, that jingle pops in one’s head, along with an image of a terra cotta chia heads (am I the only … Continue reading

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A not so guilty pleasure?

I need me some comfort food. Really? After the over indulgence in the ultimate comfort food meal last week and the endless leftovers? And yes, I can do this in a health way: why  cauliflower of course. Again I can … Continue reading

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A watched pot….

Fall arrives and I go from all Summer wanting to eat everything, in it’s purest form, right from the garden, to putting all in the oven, slow-cooker, or in a big ole pot on top of the stove to simmer … Continue reading

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Breakin’ Bread (an encore)

For some of us with Irish ancestry, one of the things we look forward to on St. Patrick’s Day is Irish soda bread and brown bread. And for others of said ancestry, Irish soda bread was just something you had … Continue reading

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‘climb every mountain…’

March. Hum, still winter in Chicago. Still three months until summer begins. And still five months before tomato season begins. I don’t know about you, but right about now I start going thru (ok, really started after I ate my … Continue reading

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dark chocolate a day, keeps the…

Valentine’s Day. You have come and gone, and per usual, with all the usual hype. Showering our true loves (or being showered) with cards, flowers, champagne, jewelry, lingerie, fancy dinners out (or in), carriage rides, those message hearts (is it … Continue reading

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The darker the…

Black beans are delicious, black beans fill me up. Black beans are so damn yummy, they satisfy my tummy… Oh sorry, don’t mind me singing away to myself. O hey, anyone out there (or should I say first to) that … Continue reading

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Tiny but intense (encore cuz I just can’t get enough of them lately)

…clearly I am not describing myself, unless of course women who are six feet tall are suddenly deemed ‘tiny’.  No, ‘tiny but intense’ best befits micro-greens.   Let me tell you, I cannot get my fill of these petite doses … Continue reading

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