Category Archives: nibbles

Struggling With The New Diet

At another time in my life I would have eaten all of this, and indeed I did...

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over—like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? —Langston Hughes I’ve started dreaming […]

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I Am What I Eat: The Last Meal

It’s fitting that on the eve of my surgery I found this gorgeous web-TV series called I AM WHAT I EAT. Fitting because the first episode is titled The Last Meal and after tomorrow I will be on a very limited diet of mostly liquids for the next six weeks. Fitting because I have spent […]

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The Last Supper

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What is your most favorite meal of all time? Is there a go-to dish you can’t live without? One that you could eat every day? A delicious food that, if given the choice, would be your last meal? I have no idea what mine would be. I’ll be having surgery on my esophagus in just […]

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Pâtisserie, Mais Oui!

I have told you previously about my love of pie crusts. It’s kind of like eating fried food–it’s always good, no matter what it is. Think about it. Fried pickles, yes. Fried oysters, yes. Fried chicken, hell yes. Now, try it with pie crust. Irish boxty, yum. Pie of pretty much any flavor under the […]

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Nibble on Dates on Your Next Date

So, I hosted a party recently, you know, like you do. Perhaps you read about it the other day? Hmm? Well, you’ll be shocked to know that I made more than one thing for the party. I know, crazy talk. So here’s another delicious (and time-friendly) appetizer you can serve at your next party, dinner […]

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Party Hardy Rock n’ Roll

I would like to take you all into the way-back machine. You’ll be shocked to know (yeah right) that I come from a long line of ladies who can boss around a kitchen and are famous for their mad party-throwing skills. Imagine, if you will, the tiny future bacon princess (that’s me!) running underfoot, dragging […]

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Sustainability: Is Going Green Where It’s At?

Sustainability. Slow food. Carbon footprints. Local food. Fair trade. These are hot topics currently in the culture at large and the buzzwords du jour of the food community. And with good reason. People care more and more about where their food is coming from. In 2009, Merriam-Webster added the word “locavore” to their dictionaries, thus […]

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Bon Anniversaire Bacon & Other Bad Habits!

Logo courtesy of Simply Fabulous Gosh, has it really been a year? And yet, simultaneously, has it only been a year?It’s hard to believe that it was over a year ago when I was making bacon toffee cookie bars in my kitchen and had the epiphany moment. I decided then, fingers covered in dough, house […]

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Pita Pear Pizzas

If we’re lucky, we’ll still have some delicious pears for a few more months. Pears, like grapes, do best in wine country climates like the Pacific Northwest (or the Western Slope in Colorado), where the combination of hot-cold and wet-dry work together to create supple sweet luscious fruits. Beyond being eaten plain–like an apple–pears work well in […]

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Simple Treat From The Mid-East

I feel a bit brain dead sometimes and need easy, tasty food that serves many purposes and isn’t total garbage. Oh so many times how I’ve succumbed to the “grab n’ go” and ended up later with a tummy ache or belly swollen with too much salt or grease. Last weekend I had some veggies […]

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