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Asparagus Season—A Reason to Celebrate Spring

Asparagus Season—A Reason to Celebrate Spring

 Spring —Now is the right time. If there is one reason to eat asparagus, there might be a dozen.   The flavor of asparagus is elusive to describe. Is it buttery or herbal, mellow or nutty, or delicious and surprising? Maybe all of these! The delicate taste of...

A Story about Walnuts

A Story about Walnuts

Did you know the botanically speaking, a nut is a fruit with a hard shell containing a single seed. The true nuts you might encounter in the produce aisle include hazelnuts and chestnuts. Many of the products sold as “culinary nuts” belong to other botanical...

Good Gadget-Microplane Herb Mill

Good Gadget-Microplane Herb Mill

Tired of chopping parsley? I am. I remembered my favorite garnish gadget one day when my cooking time was limited. I already had parsley washed and destemmed in a plastic bag in the veggie drawer of the refrigerator. I pulled it out of the refrigerator along with the...

Pool Lit -Stanley Tucci’s Autobiography, Taste, Continued

Pool Lit -Stanley Tucci’s Autobiography, Taste, Continued

The last chapter in Taste was hard to listen to.  Stanley had pain in his mouth and it turned out to be cancer.  Chemo and radiation left his body fragile with a 30 pound weight loss.  After 2 1/2 years of suffering, a lot of it in bed and ill from even the smell of...

Jingalov Hats – Armenian Green Sandwich

Jingalov Hats – Armenian Green Sandwich

What is a Jingalov Hat? A Jingalov Hat is a delightful Armenian Green Sandwich "Hat" is pronounced, "hut," in Armenian. The reference on line talked of lavash filled with greens or Armenian jingalov hats and it showed a photo.  I had to know more. Armenian lavash is...

Garden Tools from the Library

Garden Tools from the Library

Small garden in our new condo. Able to grow my herbs in pots (so necessary for cooking my vegetables).  However, I had to clear away the overhanging bushes to let the sun and rain do their work. Enter, the Safety Harbor Tool Library....

Casseroles Best Friend—The Shunned Onion

Casseroles Best Friend—The Shunned Onion

Not quite a million but many ways to cut an onion without crying.  It's Ok—temporary dilemma.  Anyway,  anyone ever try this Georgia onion?  No Tears it says.  

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