Category Archives: Food

Wrapping things up–more than one way

Imagine a world without Post-it notes. I hate to admit it, but that’s a world I’m old enough to remember. On my first full-time job, when I was very, very young <grin>, I often had to set paperwork aside with … Continue reading

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Après the valentines: Francesca’s delicious lemon-leek chicken

Here’s a delicious recipe to serve over rice: Francesca’s lemon/leek chicken. Authentic Italian recipe, from the kitchen of my friend, Francesca, who lives in one of the cities that hosts Carnavale (aka Mardi Gras), the city of Viareggio iin Tuscany. Continue reading

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Making Peace with your Crab

A sleek utensil from Japan can gift your guests with at-table ease and elegance while eating shellfish. Continue reading

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Mom’s pie crust

For Thanksgiving, here’s a no-fail recipe for pie crust. Crust is more “cakey” than “flakey,” but very good nonetheless. Continue reading

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Sweetening the coffee in Seattle

We’re stay-at-home travelers again, my husband and I. Snuggled back home now, we’re relaxed and refreshed from our road trip up to the Pacific Northwest. I’d meant to post to this blog more often while we were there, but that … Continue reading

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Having your best cuppa

How to have a great cup of tea here in the States (or anywhere in the world, for that matter) by brewing British tea. Continue reading

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