Quick Bites

Eggplant Cooking Tip!

  Eggplants absorb a good deal of oil during frying, but salt can help to minimize that.  Slice your eggplant in the way you intend to cook them (into rounds or lengthwise), then place them in a strainer.  Generously sprinkle with salt, and let them stand for about an hour.  Rinse well and pat dry with paper […]

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  January 16, 2010   No comments

Quotable Food Quotes

            “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” Hippocrates   “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw   “Too eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld   “A man cannot have a pure mind […]

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  January 1, 2010   No comments

Marketplace in Paris

My friends, Dan and Fran Rycerz recently returned from Europe, and shared this photo of various fruit at an outdoor marketplace in Paris, France. I love the beautiful colors!  We should all eat ‘colorful’ food everyday…not just fruit. Enjoy the photo.  Thanks, Dan and Fran.

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  December 13, 2009   No comments

Zanzibar, the Spice Island

This past summer my friend, Jeannie O’Neill, spent a month in Africa.  She was nice enough to share these photos.  One is a dish from Freddy Mercury’s in Stonetown, and the others are of an open market. Zanzibar is part of the United Republic of Tanzania, in East Africa.  It is the most widely known […]

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  October 11, 2009   No comments

Baked Beans! The perfect Summertime side dish!

Since its summertime and we all are barbeque-ing, or picnicking, I just thought I would share my recipe for baked beans.  Easy to make, they go with almost anything, and everybody loves them.   Enjoy!   1 Can each of:  Great Northern beans, Kidney beans, Butter beans, Black beans 1-2 medium white onions. minced ¾ pound […]

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  July 20, 2009   3 comments

Sur La Table Easter Specials!

That great store, Sur La Table,is having an Easter Special through April 12th!  Click on the link on this page (on the lower right of this article) to peruse, enjoy, and purchase! Sur La Table – Easter Collection Basket Full of Goodies.  Charming décor, gifts and bakeware help fill the home with delightful treats for an […]

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  April 10, 2009   No comments

What is “Smoke Point”?

Smoke point refers to the stage at which heated oil reaches its limit and starts to smoke.  After that point, the oil is no longer useable for cooking because it will make food smell and taste unpleasant.   An oil’s smoke point is determined by how it was processed and the additives that it contains.  […]

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  March 28, 2009   3 comments

A Favorite Quote

Here’s a quote from the very, very funny writer Erma Bombeck, who made so many of us laugh everday back in the 1970’s (the olden days!). She was brilliant. “It is ludicrous to read the microwave direction on the boxes of food you buy, as each one will have a disclaimer: “THIS WILL VARY WITH […]

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  March 18, 2009   No comments