Farewell Relay…

After over 2 1/2 years, it’s a sad farewell… I discovered RelayFoods just over 2 1/2 years ago. My first few orders were experimental – I felt a little odd getting my groceries delivered after all – but their amazing quality and service won me over and I’ve been a loyal shopper ever since. I…

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Prompts for the promptless… Meraki

Every now and then, in my stumblings around WordPress I find something… unique or really thought provoking. The Prompts for the Promptless series was one of those finds. I’m usually just not into artificial prompts. I’m an intermittent participant in WP’s own weekly photo and writing challenges and I’m woefully behind on the 365 project. I just…

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Please don’t call me a foodie!

I used to smile and offer a little chuckle whenever a friend would accuse me of being a foodie. And yes, I meant “accuse” because the statement usually came along like this: “Well, it’s not up to your foodie standards…” or “Oh, I know, you’re such a foodie you don’t eat that stuff…” Yeah, ok,…

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A loaf by any other name… Or… Bread machine vs. by hand (Part 2)

OK, no denying, the machine takes less effort – quelle surprise! I can get my bread machine “loaded” in about 5 minutes. The only responsibility I have after that is to be around about 3 hours later to yank the bread out. OK, it’s easy. And it’s fast. But… 30 minutes of labor, including clean…

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A loaf by any other name… Or… Bread machine vs. by hand (part 1)

This is the kind of day I’ve been having… I completed this post… posted it.. and in attempting to update it – deleted it. Whoops… So here goes the rewrite.. I have a dear friend who loves his bread machine, swears by it. Even I have fallen prey to the ease of the silly thing:…

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Kitchen Treasures – old recipes and memories

See, I told ya I’d be spending time at this guy’s site! One thing he’s got going on, that is near and dear to this little antique-cookbook-collecting soul, is a project to locate and rescue old recipes. While many of the oldies are simply no longer feasible, many are true oldies but goodies. I have…

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I don’t care how many cabinets I have…AKA: gadgets you won’t find wasting my counter space

Yea, alright, so we all know I’m a sucker for kitchen goodies. And we all know I am the happy owner of a kitchen that actually has more than enough cabinet and counter space. Yes, such a thing does exist! That does not, however, mean I am going to clutter it up with tons of…

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mm.. Onions!

So, there I was last night, making a special dinner, and a stroke of culinary genius inspiration hits, causing me to tweak an old “special day” standby into something just a bit different. In my wisdom, as a confirmed blogger, and cookbooky kinda person, I decide to take pics along the way. Cool! Only, for…

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Homemade pizza – it ain’t hard!

It’s Pizza Time! And this is what The BF cleaned up after! (My tomatoes moved when I slid this onto the grill – dang it!) Seriously, this is easy, and so good! You can vary the ingredients to what you like. This makes a slightly chewy crust, and if made to the 14” size it’s…

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