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Live and Shop Compassionately – Who Me?

My love of butter, in its place and quantity, is no secret, so Mark Bittman’s recent New York Times article, “Butter is Back” might sound duplicitous to my recent blog post; however, there’s an important distinction. Mark was commenting on the recently … Continue reading

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From Sandbox to Saffron

It’s a mother’s prerogative to preserve those lumps of clay her son skillfully crafted into works of art in elementary school.  In rummaging through KC’s childhood projects I discovered a timeline of seminal events in the first ten years of his life.  These were events that he … Continue reading

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It’s Betta with Butta

Julia Child had it right.  My husband’s mother had it right.  Anything is better with butter. Apparently, after an inauspicious movement toward margarine and spreads undoubtedly for perceived “health” reasons, people are taking courage in hand and reinvigorating butter sales to levels … Continue reading

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The Creme de la Creme, Cultured Butter

Perhaps you need to be a cookbook “reader”… poring obsessively over page after page of text and pics… to be interested in tasting butter.  I’m not talking about voicing a simple preference for one commercial butter over another.  I mean tasting … Continue reading

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Food Bulletin

OK, it’s a pet food bulletin.  But it’s important pet food. Cincinnati.com reports that the One Ton Pet Food Drive to support the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry kicked off its third annual drive on 29-Sep, and lasts for four weeks. We don’t … Continue reading

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I am a Closet Food Waster

There must be 12-step program for that. Have you done even a rough calculation of the total value of produce that goes unused… literally degrades before your eyes… in the frig?  Carol Blymire let her produce cat out of the bag … Continue reading

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Stop Looking for Lunch

Who says “It’s not hip to bring lunch?”  Mark Bittman has a firm grasp of the unspoken recognition that it’s somehow not cool to brown-bag lunch in his article entitled Bring Your Lunch to Work. This is a story about everything from … Continue reading

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