Quick Bites

Just saying…

A salad in not a meal.  It is a style.  ~ Fran Lebowitz Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.   Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.  ~Miles Kington It takes four men to dress a salad: a wise man for the salt, a madman for the pepper, a miser for the […]

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  October 18, 2016   No comments

Fresh Herbs!

Herbs are the fragrant leaves of plants that do not have woody stems. They can be annual or perennial. Some of the most common herbs are: basil, bay leaf, chervil, coriander, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, and thyme. Used in the culinary sense and for medicinal purposes. Herbs flavor dishes so you […]

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  April 7, 2016   No comments

Carrots: The Vegetable for All Seasons

Carrots are available year round…no wonder they are so popular! Actually a member of the parsley family!  Who knew? Known for their heathy properties and high Vitamin A content for over 2,000 years. When buying carrots they should be firm and smooth.  Avoid those with cracks and any that have begun to soften.  The best […]

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  January 17, 2016   No comments

One of my favorite foods: BEANS

Beans: Beans are seeded pods of various legumes.  They are among the oldest foods known to humanity, dating back at least 4,000 years. Legumes: Legumes are any of thousands of plant species that have seed pods that split along both sides when ripe.  Some of the more common legumes are beans, lentils, peanuts, peas and […]

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  December 29, 2014   No comments

A Few More Food Sayings

“Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese – toasted mostly…”  Robert Louis Stevenson “Worries go down better with soup.”   Jewish Proverb “He was a bold man who first swallowed an oyster.”   King James I of Scotland “Unless the kettle boiling be, filling the teapot spoils the tea.”   ?  

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  July 13, 2014   No comments

Quick Tips #2

Salad greens are fragile and can easily be damaged.  When washing them never hold them directly under a running faucet.  Always dip and wash them carefully in a large bowl of water and lift out onto paper towels to dry. To remove the odor of raw fish from hands, utensils, and cutting boards, rub with […]

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  April 11, 2013   No comments

Food Funnies! One Liners

These crack me up.  Enjoy! A friend got some vinegar in his ear, now he suffers from pickled hearing. Do chickens think rubber humans are funny? Each day I try to enjoy something from each of the four food groups: the bonbon group, the salty-snack group, the caffeine group, and the “whatever-the-thing-in-the-tinfoil-in-the-back-of-the-fridge-is” group.

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  March 31, 2012   No comments

Kenzie’s Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

I’m Kenzie, the birthday girl! This is my Minnie Mouse cake   These are my Minnie Mouse Cupcakes     Should I?         It’s called quality control, Uncle Jared.          Here, you try.         Mommy!  Carson!  Why are you setting fire to my Minnie Mouse cake?     […]

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  November 26, 2011   6 comments

Fresh Sweet Corn Tips

Always shuck your sweetcorn at the very last minute. Pull off the silks (the hairy stuff), then strip off the husks. Boil a large pot of water, add salt…lots of salt. Reduce water to a simmer and drop in the corn cobs for 15-20 minutes. Strain the corn cobs and slather in butter and more […]

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  August 17, 2011   No comments