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Spicing It Up

They say variety is the spice of life, but I think it’s really garlic salt. Or basil. Or za’atar. Or any number of other dried herbs and seasonings currently crowding out my kitchen cupboards. Spices are crucially important, and not … Continue reading

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Chicken Broth, Part Deux

Congratulations! You’ve now made your own chicken stock! (That is, assuming you treat my blog like a life coach and did exactly what I suggested in last week’s post. And if you DO do everything I recommend in my blog, … Continue reading

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Taking Stock (Well, Making Stock)

Anyone can make something from something. It’s making something from nothing that really impresses me. That, and octopuses that can unscrew themselves from the inside of jars. You gotta admit that’s impressive, even with the eight-leg advantage. When I say … Continue reading

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Digging Deep: How to Use Up Ten Million Carrots

Summer 2014 brought a lot of new things. Ben and I moved in together. A pope visited Asia for the first time in 25 years. My poor niece was forced to take the Ice Bucket Challenge against her will.  But … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Your CSA

Aside from TGIF and BYOB, there are few acronyms I love more than CSA. No, I’m not talking about the Controlled Substance Act or the Confederate States Army or my Crazy Seasonal Allergies. I’m talking about Community Supported Agriculture, or … Continue reading

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Celery-brate Good Times

I spent the first several years of my adult life largely avoiding the vegetable aisle, and not just because I had an innate fear of Jim Henson’s singing produce. Raised in a typical American household of the late 80s and … Continue reading

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Recipe for Success?

When it comes to cooking, I’m what one might call resourceful. Resourceful, or forged in the Depression era. You pick. Raised in a family in which the only thing worse than wasting food was running out to the store to … Continue reading

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