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“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine by your food” – Hippocrates

  You know its time to slow down when all five members of the household, from the nine year old to the 39 year old each have their own box of tissues by their side at all times. We have … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Falafel

Community. Falafel. Womens’ Hearts. Inner Strength. Love. Respect. Neighborly. Bean Balls. Homemade pita pockets. Endurance. Positive self-image. Confidence. Belonging. You matter. YOU. These are all seemingly unrelated words. Nouns, adverbs and adjectives. All of them rattle around in my head … Continue reading

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Does food equal comfort? and swiss steak recipe!

Tonight’s menu, Swiss Steak, is a really good comfort food, and easy to prep and plop in the crock pot for when we’re at Dance Class tonight. I’ll be trying the Culinary text book recipe, and it cooks for 1.5-2hrs … Continue reading

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Creating beautiful food while creating a beautiful inner being

So, update on the French cabbage soup: not impressed. We all ate it, and then searched the cupboards for some REAL sustenance. When Julia says its a peasant soup and a main dish soup at that, I would say we … Continue reading

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finding a balance of food professionally and emotionally

I am sitting here pondering last night’s post. I had a record number of hits on it today;60 of you read it. I can only imagine it was because it got personal and it struck a chord. Food, weight, body … Continue reading

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Shirred eggs, turkey burgers, buckwheat crepes with apples and sausage, pork chimichurri, and BONE MARROW!

Shirred eggs, turkey burgers, buckwheat crepes with apples and sausage, pork chimichurri kabobs with grilled sweet potatoes ; this has been our menu the past few days. The shear variety has spoiled us. Gone are the days of meatloaf Monday, … Continue reading

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I am definitely NOT french!

I think its a total and complete myth that the French eat lots of butter, cheese and drink lots of wine and yet are svelte. hm. I admit their portions are smaller, and they most likely eat “cleaner” than we … Continue reading

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ANYTHING will taste good 2 hours past the dinner hour!

Its been a long weekend. The poor consomme had its starts and stops….first was the building of the brown stock. FYI, Cold water is one of the secrets to a clear stock.  After that I got my mirepoix in the … Continue reading

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consomme nerves

I’m a bit nervous about the consomme. Yesterday I began my brown stock. I browned both beef bones as well as venison bones. Then I simmered them for 6 hrs with the mirepoix and sachet….it doesn’t look like last time. … Continue reading

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Reality Check w/ fried poatoe sandwiches!

I hit the grocery store with my twice written out list. The list that was created to match my in-home cooking school lesson plan. There were some ingredients I couldn’t find. I only went to 2 stores, but I was … Continue reading

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