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Mar. 17, 2010 12:36 pm 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2010 12:22 pm
I have a small, but wonderful, garden.  I plant a few things each season, and revel in the wonders of fresh picked veggies.  Last year was a good year for eggplant in Phoenix, and I left a plant sitting there over the winter.  Last week when I went to clean everything up, compost… MORE
Mar. 15, 2010 12:31 pm 
Updated: Mar. 16, 2010 6:42 am
If you like spicy, I hope you are acquainted with a delightful little yellow can of El Pato tomato sauce.  It is loaded with chile, onion and garlic and you can throw that little sweetie over just about anything and get something back that's tasty, easy, and picante!   My weekend… MORE
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Mar. 11, 2010 6:23 pm 
Updated: Mar. 11, 2010 10:52 pm
It's been a week and a half since I went shopping.  I finally went today and bought some wonderful things.  Berries, cabbage, peppers, and some very good looking country style boneless spare ribs.  Wanting a great meal and not wanting to put too much time into it, I took those… MORE
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Mar. 10, 2010 1:45 pm 
Updated: Mar. 11, 2010 7:09 am
Did I mention that I never really learned how to cook for two, let alone one?  Every time I try to make soup I have to give it away to at least three people.  This time I started with a small pot and was determined to keep it half full! I'm delirious to report that my mission was… MORE
Mar. 9, 2010 1:34 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2010 12:15 am
Wow!  What fun to read the comments that came.  I know I'm not alone, but it's so good to communicate with those of you who can 'feel my pain' and know what it's like to come back to something you love as much as I love to cook.      So....last night was Book… MORE
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Mar. 8, 2010 12:28 pm 
Updated: Mar. 11, 2010 9:23 am
I have been married for 43 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren, all of whom love to eat and love to eat what I have been cooking.  But, sadly, my husband has Alzheimer's and Parkinsons and I have  quite suddenly found myself alone for breakfast, lunch and… MORE
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About Me
I am a Reading Specialist who has been married and raised a family over the past 43 years, and discovered cooking through my love of eating! I wanted to try everything! It didn't always turn out, but over the years, I've developed a pretty deft touch at improvisational cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love to saute simple foods, I love steamed greens, soups, stews, roasts, Asian food and my mother's old world favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is Rumanian and Hungarian and Jewish, and we had wonderful cooks in the family when I was growing up. My mother was a great baker, she said her mother was greater. My grandfather even cooked! In fact his meat gravy for spaghetti was the family favorite food. One of my treasures is the pot he used to make it.
My cooking triumphs
A phenomenal Buche de Noel complete with spun sugar for a progressive dinner many years ago in Seattle. A barbecued duck with a chili orange baste that shared the starring role along with turkey one Thanksgiving.
My cooking tragedies
Let me see - everything I made for the first four years of my marriage! One day I'll blog about the worst dinner party ever. The one that made me get serious about cooking.
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