Category Archives: Food

The Simple Things

Almost everyone I know is distressed. About the world. About politics in whatever country they reside or are from. In the past several months, and not discounting the impact of shocking result of the US election and the distressing choices … Continue reading

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Talking Tofurky

No, I didn’t misspell the word. Tofurky is a vegan product, a substitute for turkey, made from plant based protein, primarily soy protein. I’ve used the ground “meat” products for a while and they are really good. Today I’m going … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Pork Roast

Well. If I do say so myself, the pork roast I made a few days ago was quite remarkable. It was a boneless pork shoulder, which I confess I had not ever cooked before, and, given that we were having … Continue reading

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Bulgur with Lentils

Sometimes when Monday rolls around, I think that maybe I can skip “Meatless Monday” or that I’ll make something using only a tiny amount of meat and then I feel guilty about that (because, after all, I did pledge to … Continue reading

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falafel

What an amazing dish. I frequently order falafel when eating at a Middle Eastern restaurant but for some reason had never made them at home. Boy, is that going to change. These may move into the rotation. I went on … Continue reading

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Food and community

It’s interesting  how community is so often built around food. Breaking bread together is the way we form relationships and bond. The people I know the best are the people with whom I’ve eaten, whether that’s lunch, breakfast, dinner, or just … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest, Helen Style

Yes, who knew the little gem in Georgia? I stumbled upon this quite by accident, when I saw something about cabins and hiking at the Unicoi State Park in Northern, Ga. We like to go on weekend hiking trips with … Continue reading

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The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley

I finished reading this book a few days ago.┬áIt is one of the best books I’ve read in quite a while. It is a memoir, but one which provides much food for thought, observations re life, and an illumination into … Continue reading

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Leftover Salmon Barefoot Contessa Style

All I can say is Yum. Yum. Yum. There are foods I really don’t like to eat as leftovers and salmon is one of them. But at $15.00 per pound for top quality wild salmon, I am not going to … Continue reading

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pita bread

As a bread maker, pita bread should be easy and it is, except I have a hard time getting it to consistently rise into pockets. Am testing many recipes but so far have not found one that produces consistent results. … Continue reading

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