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iSimmer’s blog slides over to WordPress.com

This may take some time as I live life faster then I can write about it. You might find some of the posts lacking script or jumbled but that is due to the landslide from Vox to WordPress. I’ll sort … Continue reading

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Portions:  4 servings Preparation time: 35 minutes   Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of butter 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered 1 pound of Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered … Continue reading

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Bok Choy Salad with Mint

Prep for Bok Choy salad Servings: 8 Portion size: 1 cup Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 head of bok choy, finely slivered 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 medium shredded carrot1 cup shelled soy beans Dressing:1/4 cup minced … Continue reading

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EAT YOUR BROCCOLI!

Raw broccoli I’ve cooked a lot of broccoli over the years. Personally I think its best served bright green, still firm in texture with a bit of crunch left in it. I prefer steaming over water rather than blanching in … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I offered a gentleman a cookie today at work and he said, "Oh no, if I have one, it will be down hill for me every time you serve cookies. There should be a group called Cookie addicts Anonymous!" That made me laugh, … Continue reading

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What I Did On My Summer Vacation…an AWOL Adventure

When my son Diego asked me for a dog I thought about it long and hard. I’d love to indulge him, but knowing how much attention and care a dog will need, kept me from saying yes. I have every … Continue reading

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How to Choose A Good Melon….

A simple summer dessert It isn't difficult to purchase a ripe melon when you know what to look for. I've included photos below to help you make a knowlegable choice. Hope you'll give it a try for melon season is upon us.  Okay, … Continue reading

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Home Cooking with a taste of Julia Powell’s Book Julie & Julia

By Mark Johnson egg timer? Heat and timing are key elements to master when learning to cook. One trick I use when making an omelet; is heat the pan, whisk the eggs, add them to the pan, then wash the … Continue reading

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Review of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, A Year of Food Life

  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, A Year of Food Life; Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp & Camille Kingsolver, Harper Collins Publisher, New York, 2007, 354 pages.   This is the perfect book … Continue reading

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An eye opening book about the food we consume

The Omnivore’s Dilemma; A Natural History of Four Meals;  Michael Pollan, 2006, Penguin Press, New York, 535 pages.   This is a fascinating story that follows each of the food chains that sustain human beings; industrial food, organic or alternative … Continue reading

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