Monthly Archive: March 2016

Danish Dumplings

Karen E.’s Danish dumplings Remember the reader who wanted the rolled dumpling soup recipe like McAlister’s? After a couple of attempts to see if the restaurant would share the recipe, I gave up. But Karen wanted to share her mom’s dumpling recipe. Here’s what Karen told me: “I do not necessarily have a flat dumpling …

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Susan’s Brown Rice Curry

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After I hoed and tilled both the veggie and herb gardens, I worked up an  appetite for a healthy main dish. I couldn’t do better than Susan Parker’s brown basmati rice dish.  I smile when I hear chefs mention the latest buzzwords in the food world: “clean food.” Well, Susan coined that phrase many years …

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Good Job Egg Laying Girls and Happy Easter

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No recipes, just a fun photo of naturally colored Easter eggs and a wish that you have a wonderful Easter. Remember, it’s not just about the food, but who shares it with you. You are the best!

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Foolproof Hard Boiled Eggs

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Having trouble boiling eggs? Here’s how to have them perfectly boiled, no overcooked green/gray areas, every time: Place eggs in pan. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, uncovered. When you see a rolling boil, with bubbles all over, turn off the heat, put a lid on the pan and wait 12-15 minutes. Twelve …

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Beautiful: Friends of Boone County Arboretum Tea

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Oh gosh, I felt like I was in Downton Abby enjoying a fancy tea when I presented at the Friends of Boone County Arboretum’s tea. You can see what I mean from the photos below. Stephanie Schenk, Donna Wilmhoff and crew amazed me with their organization skills, their beautiful, one of a kind themed tables, …

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Spring is Poppin’ Out All Over!

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esterday was the first day of spring, but the wild flowers and watercress were way ahead of the curve. Check out this photo of watercress down by the old Mill’s spring. I planted it there years ago and each spring, I’m rewarded with my effort. My neighbor, Erin, took a bunch of photos of what’s …

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Cold Cooking in Granny’s Gardens

Leave it to my friend and colleague, Roberta Paolo, guru of Granny’s Garden School at Loveland primary school here in Ohio, to send me a collage of my garden events with the kids last summer on this “Throw back Thursday”.  Makes you want to break out the garden tools….. Granny’s Garden School Home About Programs …

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Ham With Brown Sugar, Mustard, Horseradish & Coke Glaze

Mary Hall’s Easter Ham Mary sent this hand written recipe to my colleague, Jimmy Bonaminio. Jimmy passed it on to me. Now I’m passing it on to you! I’ll be using horseradish from my herb garden so I know it will be plenty pungent!  Nice for Easter brunch or dinner. 3-4  pound boneless ham 1/2 …

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BBQ Review’s Famous BBQ sauce

Here’s for Eric and the legions of others who begged for Bill Thomas’ sauce. Bill was the  proprietor of BBQ Review here in Cincinnati and his sauce was famous. The only thing is this is a true quantity recipe which I have not yet had time to pare down for the home cook.  This is …

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Must Make Easter M&M Pretzel Flowers

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Now are these too cute or what? Waffle pretzels with a dollop of icing and then pastel M&M’s to make a flower! And these are too beautiful – I didn’t get the lady’s name who made them (and the pretzel flowers) but remember she brought these to an herb demonstration that I was presenting.   …

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