Clearing the Air

A young girl places a freshly picked dandelion on the new grave of her beloved dog that has passed away.  After turning to blow a kiss into the wind, she trots away and begins to play. Kids do it all the time and quite well.  Allow themselves to feel and then move on even though they might not be able to understand or fix what has happened in life. They engage in what is happening. In being. ...more

Explore the World -- Literally -- of Rice

Near my home is an international grocery with foods from across the world, an aisle for Mexico, an aisle each for India, China and Mexico, with half aisles for Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia, western Europe, Africa, the Caribbean. It's a destination store of the best kind, a place where recent immigrants and foodies stumble over one another to stock up on ingredients otherwise difficult if not impossible to find. I love to ask a shopper whose cart is teetering with some foodstuff, knowing I'll hear a story about how much that something reminds her of home. ...more

I agree with Hapamama; freshly cooked rice is the taste of home to me. If I had to choose ...more

Need a Tried and True Appetizer Recipe For Your Super Bowl Party?

Yahoo! It's that time of year again, and we are big football fans in this family.The fact that my son is the head coach of a local high school, and has played or coached most of the 27 years of his life, hasn't contributed to our football obsession at all....more

Is It Time For You???

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Can Decadent Desserts be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Some people don't have much of a sweet tooth. They can pass up ice cream, pastries, cakes, brownies or other goodies without making a big deal out of it. If one of these people gets mugged by a girl scout on the way out of the supermarket, and somehow ends up with a box of Thin Mints? She can arrive home 10 minutes later without having to explain why half a sleeve of cookies is already missing. ...more

I have some in the morning before I go running.  So my sweet tooth is huge.  But ...more

Hot Sauce for Chicken wings or a Vegetarian Option

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Food Safety and Salty Facts

http://www.applecrumbles.com In the e-newsletter this week, issued by Food Engineering, there were some very interesting news bits in food manufacturing.  It sounds so industrial doesn’t it? But it’s interesting so read on…. ...more

The Sneaky Chef

I recently wrote a post about hiding certain veggies in Hubby's food because he doesn't like cooked veggies. He loves salads of any kind and he'll eat any raw vegetable (except for kohlrabi), but he just does not like cooked veggies....more

Picture This . . . Flying Fish?

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Sardines, Avocados and an Aversion to Portion Control

  This isn’t so much about creamy avocado. Nor is it about unctuous, oily sardines, crusty toasted bread or even fruity olive oil. This is about weight. My weight, your weight and Alton’s weight. ...more
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