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June 20, 2019

Vanilla Extract     I love making and using my own vanilla extract! It is also a gift I enjoying sharing, one which is always well received. I do not now remember where I first heard that I could make my own vanilla, but I do know I was quite intrigued by the idea...
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Crêpes   The first time I had crepes was in Paris. It was December, near Christmas, and it was a cool evening. There was a man, standing over a hot griddle that was powered by an open flame. He skillfully ladled batter over the griddle, spreading it with the back of the ladle, and...
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March 15, 2019

Game Night Cake “A Party without cake is just a meeting.” ~ Julia Child~ Cake matters!  In the television show Friends, when one of the characters, Monica, meets her infant nephew, she promises him that she will always have gum. I share my great appreciation for that show with my niece, Beth, whose children...
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January 15, 2019

Everyday Garbanzos     I love garbanzos (chickpeas), they are extremely versatile, and of course delicious. For a fast meal, with little fuss, these can be whipped up in the time it takes to prepare a pot of rice, in the rice cooker. Ingredients: 1 large can of Chickpeas – drained and rinsed 3...
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Food – Cooking With Children

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December 21, 2018

Cooking with Children   This month, I will continue to share recipes from The Cookie Book, by Eva Moore, as well as the Holiday Cookbook for boys and girls. Decorating Christmas cookies is one of the true delights of the holiday season, an activity that book children and adults will enjoy!   Christmas Cookies...
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Food – Cooking With Children

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November 15, 2018

Cooking with Children     I am sure I have already shared with you my fond memories of cooking with my Mother; in the kitchen she was perhaps more easy going than anywhere else, I can think of, truly never saying no. My Mother would let me experiment, providing me, to the best of...
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October 18, 2018

Arroz con Gandules Rice with Pigeon Peas Vegan Option Pictured Having lived in Puerto Rico for three years, as a child, among other things, I grew to love Puerto Rican food, which is truly delicious. Since childhood, I have been back, spending time with my Father there, the year before he died, and traveling...
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September 27, 2018

One Skillet Supper   This has become one of our most favorite meals; yes, it is tasty, but I also really appreciate how easy it is to throw this dinner together. In my home, I am infamous for finding ways to add vegetables to our diet, inconspicuously!  Thus, things like shredded carrots and zucchini...
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August 25, 2018

Patty Pan The Underutilized Squash I happen to love patty pan squash; actually, I am a fan of squash period.  I first discovered patty pan, at a farmer’s market, in California, drawn to it by its scalloped edges and size.  I remember it was priced very reasonably, which completely mattered in those days, so...
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July 24, 2018

Falafel     I have been cooking for a very long time; thus it is not often that I surprise myself with what I make. But I have to say, I called Kate into the kitchen, cut the first falafel in half, so we could each taste it, and when I popped it in...
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