Category Archives: Food

Cookbookery

My latest acquisition. Purchased this past spring. I’ve been keeping it a secret because I was supposed to be weeding out my old cookbooks, not buying more of them. Old, and sometimes new, cookbooks are my one weakness. And I … Continue reading

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Wine Fest!!

Winefest 2015 rolled around this year with a bang!  A bit of a long fuse getting started, but once it did…BANG! I missed last year’s event, and to me it seemed that this year we were busier than ever.  I got … Continue reading

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Three Peas in a Pot

Okay, make that three thousand peas. Split peas. And some carrots, onion, a couple of seasonings, plenty of water and a source of heat. Wait impatiently for a few hours and you have yummy split pea soup. That’s what I … Continue reading

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O, to be in England . . .

“O, to be in England                                                                                                                          Now that April’s there” The words of Robert Browning jumped out at me the other day from the pages of a book I was reading.  I was looking for some poetry that would be uplifting, inspiring, … Continue reading

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Hot Diggedy (Corn)Dog!!

Saturday was National Corndog Day!!!  I recently came across the National Corndog Day website and I was hooked!  Quite simply, every once in a while I get a violent craving to have a corndog!  I had my first one at the … Continue reading

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First You Burn It . . .

It’s early.  Not yet dawn.  And I decide I want to have some tea and toast to start my day.  I grab the bread and put two slices in the toaster.  While they’re toasting, I get out the electric kettle … Continue reading

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Mom’s Vegetable Salad Mold

This weird recipe for a vegetables-jello-tomato-soup-cream-cheese-salad-mold needs a better name.  It is a recipe given to my mom by her aunt, an old-maid-schoolteacher, who couldn’t cook but who liked to tell other people how to cook, most especially if they were cooking … Continue reading

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WET WHISTLE WINE FEST 2013

Last weekend was the 12th Annual Wet Whistle Wine Fest in my little corner of the world. Friday evening and all day Saturday it was nothing but wine, music, art, and food.  For a small town there was, as always, … Continue reading

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Cookbooks, cookbooks and more cookbooks . . .

A while back I wrote about my very first cookbook here and recently I got out my first real grown-up cookbook, “The Joy of Cooking”. My grandmother sent it to me when I had my first apartment.  It got me thinking … Continue reading

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The Kid Came Home….

First of all…Happy “Kiss And Make Up” Day!! It’s real. Really.  A day devoted to kissing and making up.  I don’t know how it started, but it sounds like a good idea.  Call up someone you’ve had a little tiff … Continue reading

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