Palate Poll: Do you salt your melons?

I like my melons salted… err, I like salt sprinkled on my fresh cut melon. How do you take your melons? Take the poll below. Salt Campers: Makes the flavor more intense with the salty-sweet contrast Increased salivation to awaken taste buds and increase juicy factor Allows a humble melon to aid in goiter prevention […]

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Reach & Read: Cutting for Stone with bonus nun thoughts

Cutting for Stone: Abraham Varghese On the bus the other day I saw a lady reading this book and I was nearly overcome by the urge to talk with her about it. Was she completely drawn in to the setting, the colors, the smells? Ponder what her life as a novel would read as? Feel […]

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Spelling Bee Baggage: “Necessisary”

[Warning: this is a text heavy post, but appropriately so] On this Scripps National Spelling Bee Eve, I am reflecting upon a word that I to this day can’t more often than can spell correctly the first time. I misspell this word apparently so bad, that spell checker isn’t quite sure what I mean and […]

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Who threw the spices out? Who? Who? Who-oo?

No, not an owl nor the Baha men. I did, all part of the cleaning trend and motivation (read lit a fire) in the Kitchen Counter Cooking School. Once again, the author reminded me of things I know and treasure. This time it is don’t keep around old spices (Old Spice, is ok) and buying […]

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Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken with Fennel Frond Pesto

Twenty-one weeks ago I pinned a delectable recipe of what appeared to be asparagus, prosciutto, chicken and a cream sauce. But won’t you know it, I went to plan my dinner prep only to find the whole thing was in a foreign language, that I now know to be Polish. Lacking initiative (apparently), I changed […]

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Worm Bin : Reunited

Reunited and it feels so good Reunited ’cause we understood There’s one perfect fit And, sugar, this one is it We both are so excited ‘Cause we’re reunited, hey, hey Alright take two on vermiculture at the Beacon Hill farm. Following the unexpected break up, detailed in “It’s not you…it’s me….”, a fresh batch of […]

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