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Easy peel hard-boiled eggs—perfect every time

Easy peel hard-boiled eggs—perfect every time

May 19, 2022

There is something perfect about cracking a hard-boiled egg and sliding your fingers under the shell so it pops away from the white in a few big pieces and you are left with this beautiful glistening egg. You particularly know how satisfying that experience is when you expect it but don’t have it. Here is how...

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IT WAS THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE—IT ALWAYS IS

IT WAS THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE—IT ALWAYS IS

May 12, 2022

Sitting at the dinner table and lingering after a delicious meal has always been my favorite part of a party. I love when the table, still cluttered with plates, silver, bottles, and glasses half-full, all shimmering in the candle light. Everyone dawdling, their voices excited while eruptions . . .

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I AM DISAPPOINTED IN MYSELF

I AM DISAPPOINTED IN MYSELF

May 05, 2022 1 Comment

So far, 2022 has shaken me to my core. It has left me questioning things I believed to be true—things I took for granted. Number 1 I NEVER thought Roe v. Wade would be overturned. That is my stupidity; the signs were obvious but I just didn’t believe it could/would happen. Number 2 I NEVER thought . . .

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BOARDING SCHOOL—GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES

BOARDING SCHOOL—GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES

April 28, 2022 1 Comment

When I was in boarding school, I had a really hard time adjusting to the food. Going to the dining room for meals was my least favorite activity. They served an abundance of carbs along with heavy sauces that covered up mounds of food I was never able to identify. But there was one thing that I loved. . .

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COLLECTING CHEESE BOXES

COLLECTING CHEESE BOXES

April 21, 2022 1 Comment

There is something so graphic and yet ordinary about cheese boxes that I love. Different cheeses come in their own containers made out of very thin wood boxes that are generally thrown out. Except, that is, if you take a little time and look at them. Each box tells you a story about. . .

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DINNER AND A MOVIE?

DINNER AND A MOVIE?

April 14, 2022

I got a call last week from a friend asking if I wanted to go to the movies. The movies! What a concept, I thought. Our local multiplex theaters have all closed. The only theater left is called the Jacob Burns Film Center and it is a gem. So, the idea of joining two friends for a movie and dinner was delightful. But...

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THE MIRACLE OF EASTER AND SPRING

THE MIRACLE OF EASTER AND SPRING

April 07, 2022 1 Comment

Easter is important not just for the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but for the power of what is happening all around us: the rebirth and new life that is exploding in nature. The amount of energy that it takes for all of this transformation to happen always astonishes me. It is also time...

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GETTING OVER MY FEAR OF SHARPENING KNIVES

GETTING OVER MY FEAR OF SHARPENING KNIVES

March 31, 2022

Honing rods have always intimidated me. I understand that they should be used often to smooth the edge of the knife but the gesture of sliding the knife up and down this rod frightens me. At what angle should my large knife approach the honing rod and what exactly am I doing? When I see people honing their knives, it...

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DO YOU MAKE A BIG MESS WHEN YOU COOK? HERE’S A FIX.

DO YOU MAKE A BIG MESS WHEN YOU COOK? HERE’S A FIX.

March 24, 2022 1 Comment

Thanks, Arlene, this is a great question: “I would love to know how to be a ‘neater’ cook and baker. I make such a mess…“ I so understand because I had the same problem! Until recently, cooking has always been overwhelming, not because I didn’t know how but because no matter what I made, I made a mess—and not . . .

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KEEPING UP WITH ALL THE TASKS

KEEPING UP WITH ALL THE TASKS

March 17, 2022 2 Comments

I am totally focused on everything that is in front of me, and trust me, it’s thrilling. However the down side is that I have a lot of tasks, all in front of me, all that need to be attended to, all at the same time. I know the only way to get anything done is by doing it . . .

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LEARNING TO COOK—COOKING CLASS

LEARNING TO COOK—COOKING CLASS

March 10, 2022

This week was the start. I’ve been working on what to include in the first cooking video. My mind was so full that the I had enough information for at least 10 different classes. The hard part was narrowing all those ideas down to one manageable video. I’m glad to say I did it. Tuesday morning, I woke up early ...

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A DESSERT I HAVE TO TRY

A DESSERT I HAVE TO TRY

March 03, 2022 2 Comments

This past week I had a house full of guests—my family. It was so wonderful to finally be able to spend time with them after over two years of covid isolation. We talked, grocery shopped, and spent a lot of time cooking. I have to say it was great having so much help in the kitchen—and as usual we ate . . .

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