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Food

DIY Garlic Powder

You know how sometimes you buy a ton of garlic and then it just sits there mocking you? I mean, how much fresh garlic can you really use? (Answer: A lot, but apparently not as much as I thought.) Last weekend we made our annual pilgrimage to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival and my husband got […]

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Health

Garlic, a Magical Magical Food

If you’re eating one herb, it should probably be garlic. If you can manage to eat it by the shovelful, even better. (Who needs to stand near people and talk, right?)

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Veg*

Don’t Get Between Me and My Bruschetta

I spent a ridiculously long amount of time mispronouncing “bruschetta.” I was a fan of “bruce-shet-a” or “brosh-etta” or “really fancy toast for summer time nonsense.” To be honest, I’m still a fan of the last one, but at least now I know how to pronounce it vaguely more correctly – bruce-ketta. But, you know, if […]

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Food

Lamb and Lentil Stew

Last week, the sky opened up and released buckets of snow that it had apparently been holding on to since sometime in November. In short, it was freakin’ cold outside. But I know how to conquer the cold weather when it hits: with stew! I make stew (and most other things) using a very imprecise cooking […]

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Food

Eating to My Health – Faux Congee

Over Christmas weekend, I picked up my first cold of the season which, if it follows tradition, will be my one and only death cold of the winter. Typically, these lay waste to my body for about a week to two weeks, often ending up as bronchitis and sinus infections, but since I am heading off […]

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Food

Rosemary Focaccia

Brr! There’s a chill in the air. OK, in my part of the world, there is no chill in the air, yet, but since their air conditioner settings at my place of work haven’t quite caught up with the slightly cooler temperatures, there’s a definite chill inside. Nothing would warm me up faster than a […]

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Food

Crutches in Cooking

Those of us who consider ourselves to be good cooks may not like to think that we have a crutch when it comes to cooking, but many of us do. What do I mean by crutch? Well, it’s more than just flair or a style”¦a crutch is an ingredient that you use too much. It […]