Category Archives: Cooking

Applesauce, Not Just For Pork Chops Anymore

We’ve all seen the Brady Bunch episode where Peter Brady tries to reinvent himself and gives his horrible yet now well-known impression of Humphrey Bogart. Peter walks into the Brady’s burnt orange and avocado green kitchen and asks “What’s for … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto Rigatoni and Herres Brut Sparkling

Every October I start watching low temps to see when I need to either make pesto with the remaining basil or try to bring a plant or two inside for the winter. Last year I brought two plants in and … Continue reading

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Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms and Wild Rice Soup

Rainy, dreary and all around kind of yucky. It’s October 1 and it doesn’t really feel like fall. The temps are cool but there has been so much moisture, it’s just been a muggy mess. To top it off, I’ve … Continue reading

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2014 Giesen Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Summer is in full swing. The heat wave my area was experiencing has finally broken and we’re beginning to get some rain again. As I type this I’m listening to the sound of distant thunder and watching the skies darken … Continue reading

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Spring Dishes – Thai Coconut Lime Curry Soup

I love spring. I love the flowers, the trees with new tender leaves, how my sun dappled back woods changes with the leaves filtering the sun, the start of veggie and herb gardens and I love that I’m able to … Continue reading

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All Hail Kale!

Kale is the latest green super veggie. I mean it’s everywhere and you can’t get away from it. But why would you want to? I give credit where credit is due and Kale is the new black, it goes with … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go. Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la. Jingle bells, jingle bells. It’s Christmas, yippee! I’ve been scanning the channels for Frosty and Rudolph but I just can’t … Continue reading

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Simply… Cooking with MawMaw’s and Granny’s Cast Iron

Yesterday I read Rick Bragg’s, “Southern Journal”, at the end of the November issue of Southern Living. In this issue he was talking about his mother and her refusal to cook “on new stuff”. For some time now I’ve realized … Continue reading

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Chianti Days are Upon Us

Ok, so Chianti Days isn’t really a thing but I always seem to enjoy Chianti when the temps are cooler. Maybe it’s because it lends itself so beautifully to the hearty dishes of fall and winter, maybe it’s because my wine … Continue reading

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Simply… Fresh Food Basil Compound Butter & Herb Mustard Vinaigrette

Tomorrow morning temps in NE Georgia will be in the upper 30’s. Too cold to risk keeping the basil outside any longer. I decided to replant two of the basil plants and try growing them inside over the winter. But … Continue reading

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