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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

Jan. 25, 2011 9:33 am 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2011 10:57 am
I wrote something the other day in reference to cooking that touched on my use of prepackaged foods and it occured to me that as much as I try not to use them, I do. I so absolutely do and I'll just bet you I use a whole lot less of them than a lot of people and still, I use an abundance of… MORE
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Jan. 21, 2011 11:07 am 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2011 6:38 pm
In reading through a lot of these blogs/posts, I've come across something that can be a pet peeve of mine, picky eaters. I'm not talking about someone who simply can't stand one or two things. For instance I don't like raw fish, I don't like that texture so I rarely eat it. Notice I didn't… MORE
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Jan. 16, 2011 9:53 am 
Updated: Jan. 18, 2011 9:54 am
Perhaps I shouldn't use the term gadgets in this blog because I'm not meaning stuff like apple peelers and cherry pitters. I'm talking food processors, blenders, George Foreman and other electromechanical time saving devices. I am a gadget freak. I have owned at one time or another, a Kitchen… MORE
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Jan. 11, 2011 10:44 am 
Updated: Jan. 11, 2011 3:23 pm
Ok, I said earlier that I would do a post on my new digital recipe reader. It's called a Demy and it's manufactured by an outfit called Key Ingredient. I've been online since 1997 and likely started gathering digital recipes about the same time. My digital cookbook houses about 1700… MORE
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Jan. 1, 2011 11:12 am 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2011 6:05 pm
Hi again folks. I wrote my first blog ever just after Christmas and I admit I had a little fun writing it. Since then I've pretty much just been reading everyone elses. I've been online long enough to know that there's no reason to shy away from writing or responding but still, the feeling… MORE
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About Me
Let's see, in keeping it to a subject, at age 22 I had a filet doused in Bernaise sauce aboard a train. That was it, I was hooked on fine food. Living in a small town necessitates learning to cook well to maintain that stellar menu.
My favorite things to cook
Oh man, only a thousand characters? My favorite things to cook are items that make YOU happy. I'll try anything and thus far it would be far easier to list those things I don't like than those I do. So far, I hate Cilantro and I'm allergic to green chiles. It's a short list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas. I like everything about that meal and every single year I aim to improve.
My cooking triumphs
Every smile, every gasp of delight, every accolade, such sweet victory!
My cooking tragedies
A Cioppino recipe I found here. I served it as part of one of those Christmas dinners and the cod was a poor choice. It was terrible, ghastly fishy taste. I've since learned a thing or two about freshness in fish. Prior to that, hmm perhaps when I was 10, I made a spice cake that called for whole cloves....hey, that's what it said on the outside of the bottle, whole cloves....
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