Cleanse for Thanksgiving Day food hangovers!

We all love it, do it and regret it! Ahh, Thanksgiving dinner, it is simply the best holiday.  You know the drill, preparing all day for your families favorite dishes, setting the table and blasting through the first plate so you can have room for seconds before your stomach has...

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Roasting the Thanksgiving Bird

THANKSGIVING, It's all about the…food, family, football, friends? How would you finish the statement? In my family, it's all about turkey,stuffing,mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie; except for Jay, for some reason he thinks it's all about the ham. Ham Jay?  We've never had...

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Win an Amy Kahn Russell Necklace

Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Bronze Carved Gemstone Pendant with 24" Beaded Necklace This beautiful and exotic Foo Dog Pendant by Amy Kahn Russell features hand carved artistry in lush green Aventurine gemstones. Foo dogs are known as guardians and are believed to bring luck...

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Tomato Soup Time

Since Joanna has been harvesting her tomatoes, it inspired me to make some homemade tomato soup. Tomato soup is probably the easiest of all soups and  paired with a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich, it's hard to have anything better. I didn't have any ripe ones from my own garden...

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Squash Ratatouille and other Foods for Fall

I wish I could say that I'm a super gardener like our Garden Maiden, Joanna.  But I'm not.  I'm ok with flowers but terrible when it come to having lots of bounty from my vegetable garden.  It's September and the only thing I've harvested were cherry tomatoes, chives and spearmint....

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Botswana Baked Polenta

Botswana is not only known for it abundance of elephants but their many fabulous chefs.  While we were traveling on safari this summer we were treated to some delicious locals foods. They are tasty and inexpensive.This baked polenta recipe is from Kwetsani Camp in the Okawango Delta,...

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ITS Tomato Time Again

I was lucky to have my tomatoes come on and get beautiful and plump at the end of the season. I was getting ready to leave town and I saw that I had baskets of them and  I realized that I really wanted to can them this year. It had been probably ten years since I had last...

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9/11 Memorial

Soon after the attack brought down the twin towers, my husband and I visited the site to pay our respects.  It left us deeply saddened and upset.  We hadn't been back again. Last Saturday, first thing in the morning, the whole family took the subway from Brooklyn and visited...

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Fall Foliage Trips

It's almost here, the most incredible time of year.  The leaves are just beginning to change, by the end of this month, they'll be in full color and probably peaking around mid- October, so start making your plans now.  In Vermont, the season is short, but, spectacular.  I've had...

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How To Boil A Lobster

So this week lobsters were on sale at the supermarket for 5.99 a lb.  This is hard to beat but you may be intimidated about cooking a live lobster.  It is actually quite easy but you do need to be fearless when it comes to dropping them into that pot of brisk boing water.  Fast...

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