Nutritional Web Sites

 Hello, For anyone serious about eating a better diet, whether for weight loss or to increase your vitality and health, here are a few websites which you may find interesting.  Most of these are recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Use them well. 1.  fruitsand veggiesmatter.gov 2. health.gov/dietaryguidelines     (Science-based advice to promote health, […]

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Dessert Recipes

If you are someone interested in the culinary field, either as a profession or just as a hobby, you should know at least the basics in both savory and sweet endeavors. And as any professional chef will tell you, having expertise in both these endeavors is of immeasurable value. Listed below are some dessert recipes […]

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Turkey Bits

Thanksgiving’s here once again–(boy, that was fast!)–and all the preparations are now being made for this truly American “Family” Holiday.   I don’t think there is a better day for the warmth of the hearth and the aromas that fill the house than on this holiday.   And since cooking and eating are so integral to this holiday especially, […]

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Tidbits–“Steak”

The word “Steak” originates from the Saxons, who when conquering Great Britain, came as skilled cattlemen who liked to cook beef on a stick over a campfire.   The Saxon word “steik” means meat on a stick. When searing a steak, use a very hot pan to prevent it from sticking. When grilling steak, turn it over […]

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Tidbits–Water, The New Liquid Gold

“Water, Water everywhere and how the boards did shrink, Water, Water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” —“The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner”, –Samuel Taylor Coleridge How poignant a statement, especially if you are adrift at sea, as this poor mariner was(allegorically).  The albatross is the featured bird in this situation and the metaphor of the  “albatross around […]

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TIDBITS– Eggs

Is there any more versatile food for use in the kitchen–and elsewhere–than the EGG?   If so, I haven’t found it yet….. Just thought you might be interested in some of the culinary uses for this incredible edible: 1.  Thickening agent–i.e. custard 2.  Coloring–baked goods 3.  Adding moisture to baked goods–incomparable for cakes, tortes, tarts, etc. 4. […]

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Coffee Bits

Answers to questions you may have about coffee. ** Most coffee in the world comes from Brazil; but it originated in Tropical Africa and Ethiopia. **There are more than seventy (70) different compounds in the bean which gives it its distinctive flavor. **Two main Coffee Beans are :  ARABICA–grown in high altitudes, tropic and sub-tropics.  […]

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Tidbits

For one summer many years ago, I spent time keeping bees on a farm in northern Minnesota–a town called Wheaton–and was forever hooked on honey and honeybees.  These little critters are the most fascinating of all species on the planet.   Suffice it to say that they are highly organized, incredibly efficient and provide one of […]

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