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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72 of 365… and Circus Animals, Part III

So, apparently, Circus Animals can be found at a local WalMart… Who knew? Thanks (I think) to the coworker who had the bag sitting on her desk…  

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Weekly Photo Challenge – a day in the life Game of Thrones Dinner… 49-63 of 365

This week’s photo challenge was a fun one! Sunday was the season premier of Game of Thrones and we did a semi-themed viewing dinner party. It was a blast, and despite what it looks like, I didn’t spend the whole day in the kitchen… the rest of the day was spent in a rare state…

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cincinnati chili

As I cleared the table, my husband grabbed my hand, looked deeply into my eyes and said, “Babe, I’ve never said this to you before, but…” he paused, looking more than a little pained, “please don’t ever serve anything like that to me again.” To be fair, he’s right. He has never said anything like…

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Don’t fuck with my food, dammit!

Cluttered about a particular section of my brain are a bunch of ideas that are, well… good ideas, but half-baked as it were. They’re the outlines of a terrific cookbook, the first chapters and story idea for a really good novel, or, as in this case, they’re the rough concept of a good restaurant –…

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A reflection on Mother’s Day

I’m usually one of those cook types who turns out a really good, really nice looking meal, and then remembers the camera after everyone has eaten. Or I’m one of those photographers who takes pictures of the early process, but gets so caught up in the cooking (and socializing with friends) that I never get…

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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 foodie’s loss…

Time sure does fly! This June, my daughter, my mini-me, will be graduating high school… Which means I’m currently up to my eyeballs (and checking account limits) in all the fun of “senior” life. Prom, Senior Night, Cap and Gown, etc, etc, etc. It also means I’m in the middle of making plans for the…

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