Category Archives: Thoughts

Chocolate éclairs with raspberry cream

I found some wonderful treasures in my grandparents’ kitchen recently. My Grandma passed away a long time ago now, but Grandpa kept most of the things she used. One of the more surprising treasures was what I’m calling an ‘éclair … Continue reading

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In my Grandpa’s garden

It’s springtime in my Grandpa’s garden. Summer is by far the best time in his garden, because as the son of an orchardist, he grows by far the best stone fruit ever. I’m not at all biased by the fact … Continue reading

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Preparing artichokes

I think artichokes are beautiful, especially the purple ones. Although I used to be disappointed about how much of the artichoke you discard in preparation, I have come to also appreciate how beautiful they are when prepared. A few weeks … Continue reading

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Foodie farewell

I have spent the last two years working in a fantastic job. It has been both challenging and extremely rewarding time intellectually, professionally and personally. It’s a job I worked to get for a long time and now it’s over. … Continue reading

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Sticky BBQ pork ribs

I have a really interesting day job. Not that I don’t find my food/blog life interesting, though it does mostly happen in the evening. I worked for many years, nearly a decade, to get the experience I thought I would … Continue reading

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Picturesque market

I found it to be a particularly beautiful morning at the Capital Region Farmers Market yesterday. Rather than write about it, I thought you might get more from the pictures I took and I offer them to you now. Hover … Continue reading

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Kill, pluck, eat

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS AND MAY OFFEND SOME READERS For the better part of my life, I’ve thought that if a person wants to benefit from the consumption of an animal, a person needs to be able … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Berrima

I first visited Berrima a month or so ago when we went foraging for mushrooms in the pine forest. We stopped for breakfast at the Berrima General Store and I knew I had to go back. The General Store was … Continue reading

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Susan’s Sumptuous Supper’s Savings Tips

I recently had a friend ask me how I can afford all the ingredients I cook with. It’s a very good question and I thought others may also be interested. I have a chronic illness and am only able to … Continue reading

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The milk wars

When I started this blog I promised myself I wouldn’t post anything negative here. All you get is recipes, produce and producers that inspire me. There are a couple of times I’ve wanted to post about milk, but I’ve refrained. … Continue reading

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