The Popcorn Ball Pretender

I know it seems weird but I never liked Halloween. I wore glasses as a child and always thought I looked silly in a costume. I mean, who ever heard of a bespectacled princess or a ballerina? At some point, Halloween became just another day. Having a child changed all that and I began to

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Metaphysical Dining

One thing I can say with utmost certainty is the memorable meal is not only about the food.  Undoubtedly, the food must be unique and special.  Does it need to be “Three star Michelin” special?  Probably not.  So what exactly are the elusive elements of the memorable meal?  Price is not relevant; a big check

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Food Worship

Every Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm I go to church. After church, since it is so conveniently located nearby, I drive over for an entirely different sort of worship at the altar of my favorite local food market. I vainly attempt, as I navigate the busy outdoor mall parking lot, to bite back a torrent of

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Ode to Oatmeal

Okay, laugh all you want, dear readers from the frozen north, but this morning my Tequesta, Florida thermometer read a chilly fifty degrees so I dressed for “winter” in long running pants and thermal top. In my defense, I must tell you that there is nothing like a mini typhoon blowing off the Atlantic to

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The Best Food is “Good for You Food”!

Whenever I visit family, I always take the opportunity to prepare at least one family meal. It’s purely a selfish act really. Not only does it afford some precious and increasingly rare family time, but also gives me the chance to cook in what is often a larger, much better equipped (with a gas range!!!)

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When life hands you a pink slip . . . .

I always wanted a blog. I was the geeky teenager that was forever writing stories and poetry; worse, I had the stuff published in the high school literary magazine and exposed everyone else to my silly, dramatically overblown, teen ramblings. At the time, I thought these pieces were noteworthy literature (they weren’t!!!), regardless, I enjoyed

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