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ANXIETY

ANXIETY The Caribbean sea surrounds me. The sun beats down and I can hear the clink of glasses from a nearby waterside restaurant. My boyfriend, who easily completed the required task for this stage of scuba training, explores the underwater paradise around us without...

FOODIE FRIDAY: VACATION EATS

FOODIE FRIDAY: VACATION EATS Aaahhhh…vacation.  A time to relax, rejoice, eat, drink and be merry! Absolutely.  I agree with this 100% and as some of you may know I have recently returned from 3 weeks away. We flew to South Africa by way of a three day layover in...

FOODIE FRIDAY: TOSTONES…FAILS AND WINS

FOODIE FRIDAY: TOSTONES…FAILS AND WINS Why am I calling this blog “Fails and Wins”? Simply put:  in the kitchen you don’t always get stuff right, and there is no need to beat yourself up about it.  Hopefully, any disaster can be salvaged.  If it tastes good but the...

FOODIE FRIDAY: ELEVATED CAULIFLOWER PURÉE

FOODIE FRIDAY: ELEVATED CAULIFLOWER PURÉE This is not a new and exciting food-find that is going to absolutely blow you mind. (if so, I may want to ask you what rock you have been living under) I started making cauliflower puree as a substitute for mashed potatoes in...

FOODIE FRIDAY: SLOW COOKER PULLED CHICKEN

FOODIE FRIDAY: SLOW COOKER PULLED CHICKEN We are sitting at a dock on the Hudson, at the bottom end of Manhattan, and rolling our guts out with all the ferry traffic constantly going past.  The waves come in, smash against the far wall of the boat basin and then it...

FOODIE FRIDAY: MISO GLAZED FISH

FOODIE FRIDAY: MISO GLAZED FISH I know what I am going to write about for a couple of days before I sit and put the thoughts down on the computer, and I made this for us a few days ago which allowed me to have photos already prepared.  Only now as I sit to write have...

FOODIE FRIDAY: MAPLE SYRUP, GIFT FROM NATURE/CARB SOURCE

FOODIE FRIDAY: MAPLE SYRUP, GIFT FROM NATURE/CARB SOURCE Alright. The cat is out of the bag…IF you didn’t already know, I am an ice-in-the-blood Canadian.  I mean, really Canadian, born in the nation’s capital (Ottawa); on what was apparently a terribly cold February...

FOODIE FRIDAY: FARMERS MARKET FINDS

FOODIE FRIDAY: FARMERS MARKET FINDS I travel a lot with work (ha, no kidding!) and usually the guests come and use the boat over the weekends, so very often I cannot get away on a Saturday to take advantage of local farmer’s markets…not to mention the fact that it’s a...

FOODIE FRIDAY: GET THE RIGHT KNIVES FOR THE JOB

FOODIE FRIDAY: GET THE RIGHT KNIVES FOR THE JOB One cannot talk about cooking endlessly, as I do, without bringing up the subject of knives. A decent knife makes cooking more pleasurable. There, I have said it…good knives are a pleasure. They help you cook more...

FOODIE FRIDAY: CASSAVA FLOUR TORTILLAS

FOODIE FRIDAY: CASSAVA FLOUR TORTILLAS As many of you know, I don’t eat the usual flours: wheat, oat, corn, rye, etc.  For the last five years, if I have been using flours, I will bake with almond, coconut, arrowroot and tapioca- although baked goods really do not...