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April 15, 2010
Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the air! The flowers are blooming and its vegetable planting time! I love the fragrance that the fruit trees give while they start to bloom; White flowers on the plum tree, Pink flowers on the peach tree; the citrus trees being the most fragrant. Vegetable plants flower too! I’ve begun vegetable planting […]

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February 22, 2010
Eating Vegetarian

The lent season is here; a 40 day period before Easter in which some of you may be fasting from meat. Others also fast from eating dairy products as well such as milk, cheese and eggs. Since it is the lent season I'd thought I'd bring up the subject since some of you may temporarily […]

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February 15, 2010
Century 21 Publishes Pomegranate Salad Recipe's Pomegranate Salad recipe made it to Realtor Agatha Bazzi's Century 21's February 2010 e-Newsletter! They described it as a Healthy and Delicious Pomegranate Salad-Great for Valentine's Day,and wrote "Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants which are good for your heart, while the seeds sprinkled throughout the salad are like an abundance of little red hearts […]

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February 7, 2010
Valentine's Day

They say the way to a man's heart is thru his stomach. This is indeed true! It is also a way to a woman's heart so if you are running out of ideas of what to do for your valentine it's a great idea to cook! I've added a new recipe that's a perfect treat […]

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January 22, 2010
Kitchen Tools Part I

Cooking can be faster and easier with the right kitchen tools. I recommend getting familiar with the myriad of kitchen supplies and tools available to learn which ones will work best for you. I've collected a number of amazing kitchen tools that make cooking a lot more enjoyable for me that I would like to […]

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December 22, 2009
Happy Holidays

I'm excited to welcome the holiday season. No stressful shopping for me! I'd rather be at the grocery store collecting all of my goodies for holiday entertaining. The best gift I can give is a homemade meal made from the heart. It's a great feeling to create a festive ambiance along with a delicious meal […]

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December 14, 2009
Julie & Julia

Last night I watched the movie "Julie & Julia". A film based on a book by Julia Powell.  A young New Yorker who starts a food blog and challenges herself to a year of cooking thru Julia Child's famous cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."  It is a wonderful true story of how two […]

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November 13, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving

November is here, it's time to plan your Thanksgiving menus and start cooking! This is the season to prepare your family's secret recipes passed down from generation to generation. The familiarity of the food creates the comfort that we all look forward to whether it's your grandmother's pumpkin pie or your mom's famous Turkey. While […]

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October 22, 2009
October Recipes

Inspired by the fresh seasonal fruit growing in our backyard this week; I've added two new salad recipes. Our persimmon fruit tree is one of my favorites. I love the unique flowers the tree produces and enjoy the fall orange color of the persimmons. Native to china, there are many different types of persimmons. We […]

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October 7, 2009
What's in your Harvest Bowl?

The air is cooler and the warm fall colors are here, its harvest season. The meaning of harvest is the gathering of a crop. Sitting in the center of my kitchen island is a big decorative bowl that I use to fill with my daily harvest. Acorn, butternut, pumpkin, kacocha, and spaghetti squashes; Pineapples, bananas, lemons […]

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