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baking tips

I’m going to update and add to this list but for a start… Baking smart: Pre-heat the oven!!  This is very important.  Do not put your cookies/cake/tart in the oven
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general thoughts for the young/Inexperienced cook

IN GENERAL Please try to read all of this section.  It will just take about 4 minutes and you might learn something.  You never know.  There is a separate section
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a note on cilantro

Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs – but it is one of the dirtiest Grit can ruin dish – so to clean it: Fill a bowl with cool water,
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general shopping list for the young adult

Protein – chicken, beef, fish, shrimp (frozen uncooked shrimp are good to have on hand) Fresh oranges, lemons and limes An assortment of fresh veggies, and don’t forget garlic and onion
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butterscotch brownie bars

The title in the NY Times said “These Brownies are as sweet as candy” –  chewy, salty and run through with brown butter…   Well, come on, how could I
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Gianni Calogiuri Fig Vincotto Vinegar

Not certain what I would do without this vinegar.   It is great right out of the bottle – haha – no – I don’t actually do that, although truthfully
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cod in coconut broth with lemongrass and ginger

This is my third attempt preparing a fish dinner (since the kids left) and it is a recipe finally worth writing about.  I added a ton of extra vegetables so
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It has been a while…

It’s been a long time.  Too long.   Life got a little complicated about four years ago so I put the blog on hold as I wasn’t baking as often.  But
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mango avocodo corn salsa

Summer is just about over – and it got cool here really fast!  But I this week (here) it’s supposed to get up to 78 degrees so you have a
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It has been a while…

It’s been a long time.  Too long.   Life got a little complicated about four years ago so I put the blog on hold as I wasn’t baking as often.  But
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baking tips

I’m going to update and add to this list but for a start… Baking smart: Pre-heat the oven!!  This is very important.  Do not put your cookies/cake/tart in the oven
Read More

general thoughts for the young/Inexperienced cook

IN GENERAL Please try to read all of this section.  It will just take about 4 minutes and you might learn something.  You never know.  There is a separate section
Read More

a note on cilantro

Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs – but it is one of the dirtiest Grit can ruin dish – so to clean it: Fill a bowl with cool water,
Read More

general shopping list for the young adult

Protein – chicken, beef, fish, shrimp (frozen uncooked shrimp are good to have on hand) Fresh oranges, lemons and limes An assortment of fresh veggies, and don’t forget garlic and onion
Read More

butterscotch brownie bars

The title in the NY Times said “These Brownies are as sweet as candy” –  chewy, salty and run through with brown butter…   Well, come on, how could I
Read More

Gianni Calogiuri Fig Vincotto Vinegar

Not certain what I would do without this vinegar.   It is great right out of the bottle – haha – no – I don’t actually do that, although truthfully
Read More

cod in coconut broth with lemongrass and ginger

This is my third attempt preparing a fish dinner (since the kids left) and it is a recipe finally worth writing about.  I added a ton of extra vegetables so
Read More

It has been a while…

It’s been a long time.  Too long.   Life got a little complicated about four years ago so I put the blog on hold as I wasn’t baking as often.  But
Read More

Join Our Mailing List