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13 Best Foods to Keep in Your Freezer, According to Nutritionists

This is from the Silver Sneaker newsletter. 13 Best Foods to Keep in Your Freezer, According to Nutritionists By Christine Byrne ...
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3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Soda Today

3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Soda Today

3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Diet Soda Today By Kevin Donahue | August 29, 2019 Stuck on the artificially sweet stuff? Here’s ...
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easy ways to get more fiber

9 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fiber

9 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fiber By K. Aleisha Fetters | September 3, 2019 No chalky powders. No bland roughage. Just ...
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A very cool bar

A very cool bar

What to do with an old sewing machine cabinet. This is a Model 22 Drawing Room Cabinet that held a ...
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Adventures with Sushi

Adventures with Sushi

Sushi, raw fish, slimy texture, yuck and double yuck. There are times in our lives that we just have to ...
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Artichokes, one delicious thistle

Artichokes, one delicious thistle

Artichokes, big, delicious artichokes. Boy have they gotten expensive. Sometimes I feel like a nice artichoke, I go to the ...
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Bockwurst, Weisswurst, the great White Sausage

Bockwurst, Weisswurst, the great White Sausage

These two sausages follow the same story of Knack and Knock. They are almost the same and sometimes called by ...
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Bratwurst sitting on a bed of grilled sauerkraut and onions

Bratwurst sitting on a bed of grilled sauerkraut and onions

The smell of bratwurst sitting on a bed of grilled sauerkraut and onions brings back memories that it seem like ...
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Bratwurst, Bockwurst and Knockwurst sausage recipes

Bratwurst, Bockwurst and Knockwurst sausage recipes

Image by; Salt Lake City Weekly This is part of a multi-part story of German Sausage, the type we ate ...
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Canning Apple Sauce with an Indian Flair

Canning Apple Sauce with an Indian Flair

We do applesauce every year and we love East Indian cuisine. I’m not going to tell you how peal and ...
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Cheap Steaks or Holiday deals

Cheap Steaks or Holiday deals

We all love a bargain, I especially love a great bargain when it comes to steak. The holidays always bring ...
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Chefsteps 02

Chefsteps 02

Time for breakfast! View this email in your browser Time to Make the Breakfast Good morning! I almost never eat ...
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Citrus Chicken Tajine

Citrus Chicken Tajine

Write an article about Tajine and suddenly you have make it. Francene cooked  this citrus chicken version and it was ...
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Cranberry and Orange Scones to compliment that first cup of Coffee

Cranberry and Orange Scones to compliment that first cup of Coffee

Francene and I were picking up a few items at our local market and there was a package of Cranberry-Orange ...
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Cream of Mushroom Holiday Soup

Cream of Mushroom Holiday Soup

I was raised in the days of Campbell Soups: chicken noodle, alphabet soup, hearty chicken, and sometimes tomato soup. Oh ...
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Cream of Mushroom Soup, Oh Yeah

Cream of Mushroom Soup, Oh Yeah

Years ago I had to cook it, or throw it out. We where leaving town for the weekend and some ...
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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

There are things, food, exercise and what not that are well worth sharing. I bought a Joule immersion cooker from ...
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Eating around the world

Eating around the world

The 60’s were coming to an end, and the 70’s were a time of many life changes. One significant change ...
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Fishmonger, do you have one?

Fishmonger, do you have one?

A fishmonger is someone who sells raw and fresh fish and seafood. Oh you have one, at the meat counter ...
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Flat Iron Steak crusted with Drunken Hazelnuts

Flat Iron Steak crusted with Drunken Hazelnuts

Flat Iron or Butler’s cut is an incredibly flavorful steak.  It can be a little on the tough side as ...
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free weights vs. strength machines

Free weights or Machine

What, exercise! If you eat,  you have to burn off those calories. Summer is slowing down and I am finding ...
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Good nutrition and good food for Fido

Good nutrition and good food for Fido

As some of you know, we lost a member of the family to cancer about 3 weeks ago. Max was ...
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Green Tomato Relish or Chow Chow

Green Tomato Relish or Chow Chow

As the nights get colder and our days get shorted those lovely tomatoes stop ripening and we are left with ...
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Gumbo with tomatoes, what did you say? Tomatoes?

Gumbo with tomatoes, what did you say? Tomatoes?

I’m an adventurous soul and I enjoy good food. The one thing that doesn’t really appeal to me is to ...
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Hang on little tomato

Hang on little tomato

Welcome to the world of goodness, the great tomato. Have you ever eaten a fresh tomato, ripened on the bush ...
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Healthy Fried Chicken, ya, right.

Healthy Fried Chicken, ya, right.

Healthy Fried Chicken, now there’s an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Bread your chicken and place in a cast ...
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Homemade Worcestershire Sauce, worth the wait

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce, worth the wait

Moving time, the year 2005 and we moved to Dundee, Oregon. So much stuff, and so many boxes. Anyway after ...
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I say Knockwurst, you say Knackwurst

I say Knockwurst, you say Knackwurst

Or, this could have been called a sausage of two cities. In America we have regional areas that where settled ...
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Knives out of sight and less clutter

Knives out of sight and less clutter

I have never liked having a knife block on the counter. Between hogging space to never having the correct slots ...
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Last of the tomatoes, red and juicy, just right for crushed tomatoes

Last of the tomatoes, red and juicy, just right for crushed tomatoes

Too many to just eat, but not enough for a major canning job. We have canned tomatoes for sauce for ...
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Leftovers, no, not leftovers again. Ah, Sous Vide leftovers.

Leftovers, no, not leftovers again. Ah, Sous Vide leftovers.

Those dreaded leftovers, if they are a casserole or maybe a stew, chances are they will better on day two, ...
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Leg of Lamb Sous Vide

Leg of Lamb Sous Vide

The holidays? Bah Humbug!! I am so tired of the same old Turkey & another spiral cut ham just makes ...
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Louisiana Andouille Sausage, making your own or that store bought stuff

Louisiana Andouille Sausage, making your own or that store bought stuff

Hopefully the title will tell you what I think about that packaged stuff. In the past I have purchased off ...
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Maque Choux is a Cajun dish that I grew up with

Maque Choux is a Cajun dish that I grew up with

So, fall is officially here.  With all the fresh local vegetables that have been harvested, it’s the best time to ...
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No Mom, no, please don't make me eat Brussels Sprouts

No Mom, no, please don’t make me eat Brussels Sprouts

Okay, to the point. Every child hates having to eat those over boiled, mushy Brussels sprouts. They are tasteless and ...
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Paella, a peasant dish for Royalty

Paella, a peasant dish for Royalty

The weather is changing. Hot days and hotter nights are now growing bearable. Slowly motoring down a dusty road in ...
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Pasta, green pasta, maybe red pasta, good pasta

Pasta, green pasta, maybe red pasta, good pasta

The stuff you learn along the way, so simple now, why didn’t I think of it before. We aren’t health ...
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Perfect poached eggs

Perfect poached eggs

The coffee has brewed, the mugs are full and you’re a little bit hungry. A couple of poached eggs sound ...
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Re Heat, Don't Re Cook

Re Heat, Don’t Re Cook

We have tried so many different ways to reheat a good piece of meat and yet not overcook it. A ...
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Real Men Eat Quiche, some even make it

Real Men Eat Quiche, some even make it

Quiche is basically a pie shell filled with an egg custard. Once we under stand how basic and simple it ...
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Red Beans and Rice, beans are beans and rice is rice, right?

Red Beans and Rice, beans are beans and rice is rice, right?

Red Beans and Rice is not made from a can or box of seasoning. I was 20 years old and ...
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Red Beans and Rice, Cajun Style

Red Beans and Rice, Cajun Style

Cajun Red Beans and Rice, once a Sunday stable. Sunday was wash day, and chores day. It was easy to ...
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Roast it, Smoke it, or Deep Fry it, a Thanksgiving Turkey Dilemma

Roast it, Smoke it, or Deep Fry it, a Thanksgiving Turkey Dilemma

Roast Turkey Smoked Turkey Deep Fried Turkey Or, maybe a combo? Thanksgiving is on the way, the trees are changing ...
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Roasted Marinara, thick and tasty

Roasted Marinara, thick and tasty

Canning season is here, so get Peter Piper’s Pickles picked and go to work. Well, we like pickles but not ...
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Roux the oven method, you won't rue the day.

Roux the oven method, you won’t rue the day.

How to make roux; more arguments, accusations of blasphemy and down right name calling have been attributed to the proper ...
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Sausage Stuffing Day, a day to remember

Sausage Stuffing Day, a day to remember

So here is all this sausage mix in the refrigerator and I am starting to dread forcing all through the ...
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Season to taste, who's taste are we talking about?

Season to taste, who’s taste are we talking about?

Just who’s taste are we seasoning to? What do they really mean by ‘Season to taste’? I read an article ...
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Slow-cooked Chianti Beef Stew - Part 1

Slow-cooked Chianti Beef Stew – Part 1

This is more Greek than Italian,. Maybe if Odysseus had been lured by the wonderful smell of this stew he ...
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Slow-cooked Chianti Beef Stew - Part 2

Slow-cooked Chianti Beef Stew – Part 2

In part 1 we selected our beef, cut it into cubes, seasoned and then marinated it with a whole bottle ...
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Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun dried tomatoes, well not really dried in the sun but close enough, besides no flies in the dehydrator or ...
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The best kitchen knife you can have - Part one

The best kitchen knife you can have – Part one

What are good kitchen knives?  They are the ones you will use.  I don’t care if they are stamped, forged ...
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The best kitchen knife you can have – Part two

The best kitchen knife you can have – Part two

Part two, continued from part one. Sets of knives: My advice for what it’s worth, Do not buy a set ...
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The Chefsteps newsletters

The Chefsteps newsletters

We’re back. View this email in your browser Hey everyone. Grant here.  Let’s talk. This last year was the toughest ...
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The Great Brat. No, not our child, the Sausage

The Great Brat. No, not our child, the Sausage

Bratwurst, glorious bratwurst. The term has been used to label many different sausages.  Technically it is a sausage made from ...
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The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

Cajun or Creole, to most of us they are the same. But if you live in Lousianna I wouldn’t say ...
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The local farmers market

The local farmers market

15 reasons why you should stop and check them out. Almost all small towns have them ...
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The Magic of a Good Meatball

The Magic of a Good Meatball

This is pretty short and sweet. The misunderstood meatball, those semi-soggy, oddly-flavored things of meat we sometimes find floating in ...
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The mighty Tajine

The mighty Tajine

I wrote a short piece on comfort food. Then I kept re reading it and re writing it & then ...
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Those glorious Shallots

Those glorious Shallots

Shallots are a wonderful alternative to onions and garlic, true or false? Well the answer is both. Onions, garlic and ...
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To sous vide or not to sous vide, that is the question

To sous vide or not to sous vide, that is the question

To sous vide or not to sous vide, well for those in a hurry and don’t want to read this ...
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We made the dough, now what do we do with it?

We made the dough, now what do we do with it?

We got our hands sticky, we did something different, we made pasta dough. Not just any pasta dough but dough ...
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We Think You Should Steam Your Food. 

We Think You Should Steam Your Food. 

We want you to steam your food!  View this email in your browser We Think You Should Steam Your Food.  Hey folks! ...
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When that first sip of coffee touches your soul

When that first sip of coffee touches your soul

Coffee, Java, Caffe and the list goes on. I’m not one for sitting in line waiting to order some new ...
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Where oh where have all the good shows gone.

Where oh where have all the good shows gone.

Where have all the shows gone and where did all the reality shows come from? After all, the first where ...
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Why Jonesing For Food

Why Jonesing For Food

Jonesing, a craving or need for food, is something we can’t do without.  Jonesing For Food’s mission is to bring ...
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Why you should make your own sausage

Why you should make your own sausage

I enjoy a good sausage; one with personality. It was about 20 years ago I started on a creative cooking ...
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Wonderful Curry from Jamaica

Wonderful Curry from Jamaica

The weather is getting cooler, and comfort food is most definitely on the horizon. Business also slows down this time ...
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Wonderful Sausage, a dying art

Wonderful Sausage, a dying art

Sausage, where would civilization be without sausage?  A poorer place indeed. I would say 99.9% of those reading this blog ...
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Wondra Gumbo is wonderful

Wondra Gumbo is wonderful

Gumbo, Wondra, what the? Well, actually yes, they do work together and your Gumbo is still a Creole – Cajun ...
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