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Did I share these Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

May 30, 2012

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I have been very busy in the kitchen lately. This is not new. A food blogger is almost always caught with her arms full in the kitchen… stirring with one arm, chopping with another, and pushing a camera shutter with the third. Oh, wait… It takes a lot of organization and I suppose some spur […]

Do you have a Coffee Cake habit?

March 13, 2012

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Do you drink coffee every morning at 7am on the dot? Is it worse that I eat a slice coffee cake with as much regularity…perhaps even more often than I drink a cup of coffee? In the past few weeks, I have been hearing a lot about the new book The Power of Habit, written […]

What’s there to decide about Cinnamon Rolls?

February 14, 2012

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I made a decision earlier this year. A new year’s resolution in fact: to learn how to work with yeast. So far, I have made pizza dough, naan, and these here cinnamon rolls. I’m doing pretty good! I realized though the decision to follow through on such a resolution has required me to make a […]

Have Baked Eggs set the bar?

January 31, 2012

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Some strange, but lovely and relatively talented cook has taken up residence in my kitchen. She feeds us good food. On Saturday, she served us fluffy pancakes, drizzled with a crimson triple berry sauce, warm maple syrup, and a dollop of butter melting down the sides. She made red wine braised short ribs, falling off the bone atop a pile of roasted garlic […]

Did you say Mint-tea Hot Chocolate?

December 22, 2011

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Here’s the thing about hot chocolate. I love it! My mom has a recipe for the best hot chocolate mix, to which only hot water needs to be added because it includes powdered milk and powdered non-dairy creamer… plus lots of sugar! I don’t want to knock that recipe. It really is like chocolate heaven […]

Are those cow feet going into your Light Soup?

November 3, 2011

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Yes, yes they are. They make for a delicious soup! Light soup with fufu is a standard meal in Ghana. Fufu is a big dumpling, made with pounded yam and cassava. Here I am learning to pound fufu with my host mom when I was an exchange student.   As you see it’s a somewhat dangerous […]

Is eating #Unprocessed a privileged choice?

October 12, 2011

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Yes, I think it is privilege. I have access to quality, whole food ingredients. I have access to a kitchen of my own in which to cook. I have acess to knowledge about making healthy eating choices. These are all advantages that enable to me to succeed in the challenge of eating #Unprocessed for the month of October. At […]