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September Harvest: Eggplant!

As promised, this month it's all about the beautiful September vegetables, both in my garden and at the local farmer's market! We have had a bumper crop of eggplant this year and I could not be happier! We grew 3 varieties this year and I freeze it as well as can it...

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September Harvest: Sweet roasted red peppers!

It's September, my favorite time of the year! The garden doesn't look as pretty as it did a month ago, but the fruits of all the labor are now starting to be harvested! I am fortunate to live with an accomplished gardener...I don't have a green thumb at all. My...

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Cookbook Launch Event Details

I've had so much fun connecting with past students, friends and family during our cookbook pick-ups the past few weeks! Thanks again to everyone who ordered a copy! Now that the dust of the cookbook production process has settled (read all the ups and downs here and...

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Published author has a nice ring to it….Part II!

So where did I leave off...oh Ya, going to the printers?  Well, my friends, this was actually not the original printer that was to print my book. You see, the printing business is not as simple as getting numerous quotes, paper samples, binding samples etc. and...

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Published author, has a nice ring to it..Part 1

I just signed the contract with the printer for my first cookbook. That means that as I write this, a printer is inputting the content I have worked on for the last 6 years and printing it into a tangible object. A book. With my name on it. With the photos I took....

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Summer is in full swing….and berries are in season!

I love Summer! Beautiful weather, more family time and the beautiful local fruits and vegetables are in full swing! I love to make my old stand by recipes but every once in a while I am introduced to a new ingredient that challenges me. This weekend my husband, the...

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A presto Italia…..see you soon Italy!

16 of us recently experienced the first of 3 of our International Food & Wine Tours for the year 2017...all of which are SOLD OUT! The Region of Puglia played Host to me and my foodie friends for 12 days. It was a perfect mix of food, wine, history, culture, glorious...

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