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Fruit Roll-Ups: Simply Fruit
Fruit Roll-Ups: Simply Fruit

Jessica is addicted to Gushers.  There, I said it.  Her horrible secret is out (sorry!).  Each week after I shop at the Farmer’s Market, with my car filled with fresh fruits and veggies, I drive over to the supermarket and sneak down that isle to satisfy her cravings.  This week was like every other, looking through all the brightly colored packaging for the one that...

Puff that Parm!
Puff that Parm!

Ah, Parmesan… one of my favorite cheeses.  It’s always available when I need something to tang up my pasta or soup.  The issue: the rind.  What do you do with the leftover crust?  You could always dump it in some stock, but that’s about it.  Until today!  You see, my interest was perked by an innocent twittering by Lemonpi of the awesome blog.lemonpi.net: This...

Show time is slow time
Show time is slow time

This weekend I had to work a trade show. A hair trade show.  Really.  See… hair models: Bright side? Models... quite a few more than pictured. Anywho, this has had the unfortunate side effects of causing me to miss two awesome sounding parties I was invited to, my weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market, getting my goods from my CSA, being able to really cook anything...

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SweeTango – Honeycrisp’s nightmare
SweeTango – Honeycrisp’s nightmare

Ah, Fall… apple season.  Once again our favorite apple, the Honeycrisp is in season for a limited time and we must rush to eat as many as we can.  The Honeycrisp is as good as an apple can get, isn’t it?  It’s sweet, crunchy, juicy, crisp… everything you want in an apple. Until now. A couple of weeks ago Jess sent me this article with a ton of excitement: Tim...

RIP: Camera Lens
RIP: Camera Lens

Well, I finally did it… I somehow broke my camera lens.  Don’t know how it happened, but it happened.  I first noticed it while Jess and I were out taking some photos in the woods and it refused to focus.  Looks like one of the pieces of the lens shutter was stuck open, causing many issues.  I had someone who knows a lot about these cameras take a look at it...

Absinthe Verte – St. George Spirits
Absinthe Verte – St. George Spirits

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting my local wine and spirits shop (Spirit World) and I got to talking about the different absinthe that they had for sale. The person I spoke with hadn’t tasted them, but told me that he heard that if I was going to try one, St. George should be that one.  I thought about it and decided to do some research. This is now the most impressive...

Around the Web 2
Around the Web 2

As most of you have probably done yourselves, I’ve happened to stumble on some good food-related articles/sites in the past few days and thought I’d share!  I’ll include an excerpt, but you should really visit the sites for the full articles! 1. In Taming Dogs, Humans May Have Sought a Meal @ NY Times A new study of dogs worldwide, the largest of its kind, suggests a...

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Joe Fizz – Carbonated Coffee?
Joe Fizz – Carbonated Coffee?

I usually like to start my mornings with a nice cup of tea (thanks to the Tea Smith, love that place), but this morning I decided to forgo my usual brew and sit down to a cup of coffee.  Well, not a normal cup of coffee, per se, I decided to give Joe Fizz a try.  I saw this stuff at the supermarket the other day and just couldn’t resist. What a happy looking guy! It's...

Shiner Smokehaus
Shiner Smokehaus

Happy Labor Day, my US friends (and happy Labour Day, to the Canadians)!  Today is usually celebrated with a nice hunk of meat grilled over some sort of fire, but unfortunately I don’t have a grill.  I know, that is a very sad fact and I am aware that I need to remedy it.  Luckily the good folks at Shiner have come to my rescue in the form of a beer.  Now, this isn’t...

Little. Yellow. Different.
Little. Yellow. Different.

Last Saturday I was at the Farmer’s Market when it opened so I could get the best pick of the veggies, nothing much different than usual, but that was about to change.  While talking to one of my favorite vendors, I was told that there was something I just had to see.   A minute or two of rummaging later I was handed something that looked like this: If I didn't...

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Fiery Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fiery Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

To be fair, I must warn you that this cookie was a complete experiment.  It probably could use some tweaking, but it isn’t half bad how it is.  In fact, most of the people I’ve had taste it really have enjoyed it, so I’ve decided to share with the class, so to speak.  If you make these, please let me know what you thought along with any alterations. My...