Monthly Archives: December 2013

My New Year’s Resolutions for Cooking in 2014

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “New Year’s Resolution” from Codependent Christmas by The Therapy Sisters. Released: 2003 1) I resolve that I will read a recipe all the way through, twice, before starting to cook. 2) I resolve … Continue reading

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A Bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne for $1.83 – Such a Deal for New Years!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” from Classic Christmas Party by Kay Kyser & His Orchestra. Released: 2012. Ah….imagine New Year’s Eve at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. … Continue reading

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What would you pay for Christmas Dinner – $51,056.44 or $4.99?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Ate Too Much For Christmas” from Christmas In Australia by The Sunny Cowgirls. Released: 2008. In our contemporary world of extremes, it’s easy to find the ridiculous to the sublime and food is … Continue reading

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I don’t Think We’re in Canada Anymore! – Christmas in New Mexico

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Christmas in New Mexico” from Christmas in New Mexico by Jerry Dean. Released: 2013 Christmas Tradition in Canada, Where I Grew Up Every region and culture has its own traditions and foods. Where … Continue reading

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The 30,000 Calorie Christmas Dinner, for One

Whatever you celebrate at this time of year, food is sure to be at the center of it. Just for fun, I found some interesting food trivia suited for a holiday post: The 30,000 Calorie Christmas Dinner (for one) In … Continue reading

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The Gourmand’s Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Fruitcake

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC – “Fruitcake” from Joy to the World It’s Christmas by Brian Kinder. Released: 2006. Potato chips and French fries are both held in high esteem by the American eating public – which is the majority … Continue reading

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Waiter, There’s a Hare in my Soup!

I hesitated before writing this post, as I used to have two pet rabbits and I have never, nor would I, ever eat rabbit. It’s just not in my comfort zone at all. Nevertheless, in reading through a lot of … Continue reading

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Hamba kakuhle, Mr. Mandela (“Goodbye, go well” in Mr. Mandela’s first language, isiXhosa)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “We Salute You Nelson Mandela” from Global Legends by Bappi Lahiri. Released: 2013 In light of the death of Nelson Mandela yesterday, I thought it might be appropriate to talk about the cookbook, “Ukutya … Continue reading

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From Acid Rain to Zulu Fire….we LOVE Hot Sauces!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “Who Stole The Hot Sauce?” from Who Stole The Hot Sauce? by Chubby Carrier. Released: 1996. What is it about hot sauces that many of us crave? What twisted, sadistic, self-immolation tendencies do some … Continue reading

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