Category Archives: Food

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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Braised Pork Loin

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes, adapted from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. The meat is browned in a mixture of butter and olive oil (who can go wrong there???), seasonings are added (peppercorns, bay leaves) … Continue reading

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