Category: Food Talk

Dinosaur Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip Meltdowns, Baking Realities and Lessons Learned

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“Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones of genius.” ~Elbert Hubbard This weekend I hosted my annual Christmas baking get together with friends. I just returned to Kentucky a few months ago, and this was my first year baking at home for the holidays in 10 years. I pre-made 6 cookie doughs for…

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

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You may be familiar with the wonderful 1967 film starring Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Spencer Tracy that artfully addressed some of the most controversial issues of the time. This clip from Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner always gives me chills. It was Hepburn and Tracy’s last film together and Spencer Tracy died just 17…

Produce Refrigeration Basics

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This weekend I bought a plethora of produce at the Farmers Market. Two days later a few items are already starting to get a little shriveled and whithery. I’ve made some accommodations – de-skinning and slicing the peaches for this weekend’s Blueberry Peach Pie and putting them in a ziplock bag in the freezer, and…

Farmers Market Delights

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This past week I was on vacation in the lovely state of Maine. I ate so much Lobster drenched in butter my skin turned bright, cherry red… well, not really… but it should have. Given my excessive eating over this past week, I plan to gorge on fresh fruits and vegetables for the next 7…

Perfect Poached Eggs

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Poached eggs are one of those tricky food items. They takes some time to perfect, but once mastered are delicious. Over the last few years I’ve been accumulating tips and tricks from friends, magazines and online. Below is the process that I’ve found produces the most consistent results. I’ve posted this advice previous, but it…

Rotten Raisins

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While I have a tremendous passion for food, it isn’t all loving. It was recently brought to my attention that you can just as forcefully write about the foods you loathe and despise as you can about the foods you love and adore. My interest was immediately piqued. Write about my food loathings? Those utterly…

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