Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 26

Pancakes for Dinner

What’s for dinner? What are we having? Again?  How many times did you ask this as a child? How many times have you heard these same expressions raising your own kids? The concept of breakfast for dinner, or pancakes for dinner,  is not exactly new. Pancakes go as far back in history as written food …

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Sep 21

Frost on the Pumpkins

I’ve had the honor to meet just a couple of great chefs; none more important than Julia Child. She had just released the Cooking With Master Chefs cookbook and television series in the Autumn of 1993. The book had granted her the opportunity to work with guest chefs which was something she had always wanted …

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Sep 10

World Alzheimer’s Month for Foodies

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 35 million people, worldwide, and their families are affected. More than 5 million are in the United States. It is now ranked as the 6th leading cause of death here with 1 in 3 seniors dying with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The disease was first …

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Sep 05

Frozen Black Cherry Sangria

There are a lot of good margaritas in Scottsdale, AZ. I generally like regular ones but sometimes opt for an interesting flavor like mango or watermelon. When it’s 107° in shade, I also opt for the frozen version.

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Sep 02

Hatch New Mexico

If you live in the American Southwest, there is a food ritual that occurs this time of year. Chiles are harvested. The town of Hatch, NM, isn’t listed in many tourist guide books, nor does it have a lot of stars and ratings. It’s about 40 miles North of Las Cruces, NM just as I-10 …

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Sep 02

Lime Green

We have our own lime tree. I liked the hopeful concept of having a lime tree.  Lime production has quite an ancient history and continues to supplement cuisines around the world with a bright tang. Could we make this happen? We carefully selected a tree; didn’t do much but water it between rains and feed …

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