Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Menus

from the perennially reliable @Southern_Living Newsletter⁂Yes, we should & intend to branch, maybe after the holidays⁂For now posting on most of the many blogs is strictly line of least resistance, if at allRed Velvet Dessert Buffet looks like a particularly promising "special occasion" entry in the "Cakes for Jude" series ~ good color coordination with the virtual red sports cars for Roy

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

There's Always Room for Pie

…no matter how much turkey and dressing you have for Thanksgiving dinner. But leave some for breakfast. Indeed, visualizations with embed codes, like videos with same, are a blogger's best friends. Expect to see more ~ has a fine collection of food and beverage graphics. If we need or feel compelled to count words, we can always go to code.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quick & Easy Chili, Soups, & Stews

Southern Living…because it's getting to be that time of the year. Besides, this plus page tending & a few timeline pics is about all I'm up for today…raging allergies & sinuses…tomorrow is another day…


Quick-Fix Chili, Soups & Stews

Spicy, slow-cooker, chicken, turkey, or veggie–we guarantee you'll love one of these top-rated recipes.

Must-Have Sweet Potato Casseroles

Thanksgiving 911 Facebook Chat


Boudin, Beer, & Cajun-Style Boot Stomping in NOLA


"Hot List" Reader Poll


Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween Recipes

…oops missed posting this in a timely manner…was seasonally appropriate just a few short days ago but no longer…too fun not to post even late…besides, there are always the pumpkin seeds

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Get ready for Halloween with these easy appetizer and drink recipes View on SL website
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38 Spook-tacular Halloween Party Recipes

Spook up your supper this week with hauntingly delicious Halloween recipes.

5 Ways To Cook & Eat Pumpkin Seeds


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cookbooks: The Family Dinner

…the perennial question "What's for dinner?" has many answers. It's about more than just food and recipes: cookbooks, conversations

The cookbook that captured our imaginations last summer was The Family Dinner by Laurie David. What did I love about it besides reinforcing my firmly held belief that dinner eaten together is important? Was it simply vindication and reinforcement that what I hold sacred is shared by someone else? Most readers agree with the essential premise of the book: eating meals together strengthens families. No contest. More than that, this book provides tools, tricks and games to make ordinary meals a special event instead of a routine, a chore.

graceCooking dinner is more than just feeding a nuclear unit. It is about winning hearts and minds. Meals are a gathering time, creating ritual, collecting stories and remembering how fortunate we are to be together. At the end of a school day, it is disappointing to hear a robotic 'nothing' in answer to the common question "What did you do at school today?" Taking a prompt from The Family Dinner, I asked "What qualities make a good student? What qualities make a good teacher?" during a recent dinner.
When my son was assigned a teacher who had previously taught my daughter, and with whom I had worked as a classroom volunteer, the observations bubbled to the surface. We spoke over each other in an effort to describe her unique attributes to my husband whose demanding job keeps him away from the minutiae of school life. Before long, we were discussing what makes a good friend, business partner, employee, co-worker and boss.

Read all of Cookbooks: The Family Dinner on Beams and Struts

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Food Day 2012

…is October 24. Food should have it's own day and so it does. This is definitely an item for Everybody Eats. iCreate too as well as community gardens and farmers markets. Check out the many partner organizations, no government or industry funding accepted, and start panning a Food Day event. Get the word out.

Food Day is a celebration of real food and a campaign to help solve food-related problems in our homes, on our farms, in our schools and in our communities. We want food to be healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, animals, and the women and men who grow, harvest, and serve it.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Salt Meats Cheese in Sydney

This one is just because it appealed to me, reminding me of delis, charcuteries and the shop all over Munich and everywhere in Germany that sell Aufschnitt (cold cuts), cheese and beverages... trying to remember the German name, not Metzgerei, which is for the butcher's, is driving me nuts and no doubt will until I remember. I thought what a delightful place and isn't food about place as well as memories? My father, raised on a dairy farm outside Canton in northern New York State was a lifetime cheese lover. Food is still as much about memory and associations as it is about nutrition. A different kind of nourishment.