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Take Le Whif of this

I’ll admit it: I love candy. I especially love candy from other countries or candy made with non-standard (in the US, anyway) ingredients. While visiting my brother and sister this past weekend for her college graduation, Jess and I slipped away to the mall and checked out the candy store. Among the many candies from around the world they had the most intriguing item. Called “Le Whif,” it was a tube of chocolate powder that you were supposed to “whif” into your mouth. Each tube was said to hold 8 “whifs,” claimed to taste like chocolate, and was mostly organic. You know I had to purchase it. The flavors I had to choose from were “Chocolate,” “Chocolate Raspberry,” “Chocolate Mint (the only artificially flavored one),” and “Coffee.” I decided to buy a variety pack, which contained one stick of each flavor, except coffee. Continue reading

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Potato emergency!

Let me set the scene. I just had a long day at the office, Jess is at home, and to be nice she decided to make dinner so I didn’t have to.

The meal required mashing potatoes and I’ll never forget that phone call she made to me: “You need to get home fast. There is a potato emergency!” Continue reading

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From Corn to Hominy

This past week I had an idea. I ended up with a ton of Indian corn from the Farmer’s Market and I thought I’d make hominy out of it. Nice, right?

Let’s just say I have a whole new respect for this stuff and will walk you through all of what it takes to make it, no matter how long it takes! Continue reading

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