It’s Winter, Feed Your Skin!

Jan 21

After being away for 2 weeks on what turned out to be a beautiful nearly deserted island surrounded by unbelievably turquoise waters, coral reefs and white sand beaches, coming home to the bleak of winter in Pennsylvania is an almost painful proposition. But holidays don’t last forever which is why they are so keenly anticipated and so special and never long...

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Home Made Yogurt

Mar 18

I started making my own yogurt a long time ago, stopped, content to buy it, but have started up again out of a desire to have a local product, a better product and a cheaper product. My crock pot has been busy ever since. Crock pots are a marvel. I use mine for so many things that don’t turn into pot roast, and yogurt is definitely the best and easiest. I buy my...

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Baking Gluten Free!

Aug 07

Baking Gluten Free!

I am channeling my old baker roots and having a blast doing it! So many years in the bakery, back when the only time I ever heard about gluten was when ordering bread flour. Now , with so many people sensitive or allergic to gluten, the need for truly edible gluten free foods is  a major issue. I have discovered a fabulous formula for the best bread, chocolate...

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How to Cook Whole Grains

Feb 27

How to Cook Whole Grains

    Cooking Grains : The basics~Brown Rice, Quinoa, Farro, Kamut:  I know that a lot of you want to incorporate more whole grains in to your diet, but how to cook them? Here I will provide a couple formulas on the more common grains to get you started….after that it’s off to YouTube for you! Brown Rice: I like short grain rice for its chewy texture, but...

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Cape Cod & Dirt Bombs , my Favorite Things

Sep 27

        I skipped through the summer without a thought to updating the website….the idea of sitting indoors on a lovely summer day is not appealing to an outdoors-woman like me. But now it is a rainy Fall day, too cool for the hammock on the screen porch so I have no excuse!         I did manage to switch to a fall/winter menu where you will find some heartier...

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Ahhh, Colcannon

Mar 13

On a St Patrick’s Day a few years ago I made Colcannon to put in the case at work. My friend Carl talked about it, and in spite of my Irish heritage, I had never heard of it (we were far more Italian in our family). I looked it up and made a batch. As we stood around the bowl, dipping our spoons into this glorious dish, we all smiled, big smiles of yum and...

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