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Back to Basics: Making a vinaigrette

I’m always amazed when I walk down the aisle in the supermarket that contains the salad dressings. How does one choose?? There are hundreds! Kraft now even sells an “Anytime” dressing that can be using for salads, as a dip, or as a marinade. You can also bathe with it, its moisturizing properties are out […]

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Back to basics–The stinking rose, allium sativum, or just plain ol’ garlic!

Aaahhhhhh, garlic. Well actually, after eating it you might not want sigh like that if you’re in the close proximity of another human being. Your dog, on the other hand, will love it. What dog doesn’t like the smell of rancid garbage? 🙂 Why are some people so deathly afraid of garlic and garlic breath?? […]

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Back to Basics–chopping an onion

Once you understand the foundations of cooking – whatever kind you like, whether it’s French or Italian or Japanese – you really don’t need a cookbook anymore. ~ Thomas Keller – an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer I had a lovely, new, healthy recipe for you all last night and after chopping an onion […]

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