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Can you name 20 vegetables?

Every time I travel from Raleigh southbound to South Carolina to visit my Mom, I see a billboard along SC 95 that asks the question: Can you name 20 vegetables? Photo by Rachael Gorjestani on Unsplash Well, can you?  Set a timer for 2 minutes and jot them down or say aloud.  How [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|FARMERS MARKET, GARDENING, Kitchen Fundamentals, MISCELLANEOUS|0 Comments

Juicing Lemons

Did you know it takes approximately 10 lemons to get 1 cup of  juice? Juicing lemons is not difficult.  With a tool or technique, it's a breeze.  Don't bother buying the bottled stuff.  There is a huge difference using fresh.  Lemon juice, when fresh, will brighten the flavor of any dish.  Whether you need a [...]

Kids Cookbook

Who remembers this? I still have and remember almost every page in this very first kids cookbook my sister & I worked through. What I remember most was being able to make something so easy that was creative fun in the kitchen. We were so proud of ourselves and couldn't wait to eat it!  While [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|COOKBOOKS, Kitchen Fundamentals, MISCELLANEOUS, Recipes|0 Comments

Team Building Cooking Classes are Effective

There are a lot of choices in team building. I've seen first hand how effective team building cooking classes are! I’ll never forget the team building we had to do a number of years ago for our Baltimore district of pharma reps.  Our group of 9 was given a pair of 6ft long very skinny [...]

Parsley, Go from ordinary to extraordinary

Parsley, the flat leaf variety This is my first in a series on fresh herbs.  I chose parsley to start~ seems to be the most commonly known.  Fresh parsley is available year round in grocery stores, yet it’s easy enough to grow.  It can even winter over here in NC in an uncovered raised bed.  [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|FLAVORING, Herbs, Kitchen Fundamentals|0 Comments

Choosing New Recipes

So many recipe choices, so little time. Sometimes you just need a change up from the same old recipes you've been working with or you may want to explore a new ingredient.  Whatever your mission is, there are many resources at your fingertips.  When choosing new recipes,  I adore browsing and searching through cookbooks.  Although, [...]