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Guacamole

I recently went to a potluck. Even as a chef, I had no idea what I was going to take one hour before the party. I dashed over to the grocery store with my ATM card and an open mind. … 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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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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A Review of Heat

Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Qu   Heat, Bill Buford, 2006, Alfred A. Knopf. Random House, 315 pages.   Heat (An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-maker, and Apprentice … Continue reading

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Freshly baked cookies…

MMMMMM, Butter Cookies! Butterfly People have asked me for this butter cookie recipe so many times that I thought I better add it to the blog. You can use any kind of cookie cutter you want. For bite sized cookies I've used the floral … Continue reading

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Fire Roasted Salsa

Fresh Anaheim Peppers These Anaheim peppers are great toasted on the grill over medium heat! First drizzle the peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onions with vegetable oil along with a sprinkle of kosher salt. Char the garlic and onions, cooking until … Continue reading

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My Life In France, Julia…

My Life in France My Life In France, Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme, 2006, Alfred A. Knopf, Random House, 303 pages. This book is also available as an audio book and in electronic form Review by Susan BeachWhat a great … Continue reading

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Jicama and Avocado Salad

Jicama and Avocado Salad with Lime Juice When shopping for jicama pick the smaller ones; they have the best flavor and texture. To get the most crunch out of your jicama, cut it up, then soak it in salt water and … Continue reading

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