GLOBAL WHATING

“Weather forecast for tonight.  Dark.” Here in the midwest we’ve just gone through a period of unseasonably warm weather.  Mid February and this showed up in my back yard.  We’ve obviously sent our snow to the east coast and the rain to the west. However, the prediction for tonight, besides dark, is seasonably cold and…

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IT’S A JUNGLE

“… most people have been brainwashed into believing that their job is to copyedit the world, not design it.”  Seth Godin So here’s some wisdom I learned from the man tending the floral department at a regional grocery store.  But he didn’t share his wisdom until I committed to a purchase.  It all had to…

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Hashed Brown

“Art has no right answer.  The best we can hope for is an interesting answer.”  Seth Godin Another side dish.  But blessedly, not another side dish with zucchini.  Or as my friend across the pond recently told me, in their part of the world a zucchini is called a courgette. Listen up, my Yankee friends.…

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ZUCCHINI SLICE

“Life is like underwear.  Change is good.” Let’s start with full disclosure.  I lifted this recipe from someone who liked my blog.  They have a blog called, Cooking Up the Pantry, and invited me to come see what they’re up to.  This recipe, Zucchini Slice, called to me. First, it called because it’s something that…

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MOVING A LITTER BOX

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” John Muir Well isn’t that a good quote to use with a discussion of a litter box.  I’m taking a break from a recipe today so you can refrain from cooking and sit back and eat up some of…

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ZUCCHINI GRATIN

“Don’t feel like you have to follow someone else’s recipe.”  Ingrid Nilsen Time for a side dish.  In my world that would not be a vegetable that is simply boiled and buttered, unless I’m living with a lack of enthusiasm.  Roasted is OK, and often my preference when I don’t have time to fuss.  But…

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GENTLY CURRIED CHICKEN

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life.”  Gabril I had to bring a very positive attitude to this recipe.  You see, my husband claims he doesn’t like curry.  I seldom make curry dishes.  However, with all the shouting and stomping about…

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MAHOGANY CHICKEN WINGS

“Wicked chickens lay deviled eggs.” I warned you.  One of my obsessions when it comes to food is chicken wings.  When I find another recipe for this dish I’ve just got to try it.  The change I made in this recipe was changing the sugar-free imitation honey into regular honey.  Sugar-free imitation??!!  I also cut…

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PERFECT POT ROAST

“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.”  Roald Dahl I have this friend who has cooking shortcuts that amaze.  And with a little bit of coaxing she’ll share. One of my all-time frustrations was pot roast.  No matter how many cookbooks I researched or friends I threatened, no one was…

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SLOW COOKER PIZZA

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.” Yogi Berra Yes, every now and then I’m hungry for pizza.  However, avoiding the crust to adhere to my lo-carb lifestyle seems like a hopeless quest.  As long as the crust is there, why not eat it. So my…

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