Monthly Archives: October 2009

Seasoning Your Cast Iron Cookware

Cast Iron has been used for several centuries in providing meals to others.  Ideally, they were to be used and handed down to the offspring, who would hand it down to their offspring.  If “hand me down” cast iron is … Continue reading

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Stretching your Food Budget

In today’s economy, many are making cutbacks in all areas of the household budget.  Anything that can be eliminated is considered.  For many, the days of eating out everyday are gone and are being replaced with brown bag lunches.  It’s … Continue reading

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Chickpea Salad

It’s no secret that I enjoy chickpeas in many of my dishes.  Even in salads, I add chickpeas along with other items.  The recipe below is a stand alone dish the compliments grilled seafood or vegetables.  I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Dublin Coddle Recipe

Today, it was so cold it snowed where I live.  The absence of the autumn reminds me of the importance of richly traditional soups.  One of my favorites that my paternal grandfather used to make was the Dublin Coddle.  It … Continue reading

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This past season and year have been amazing.  First, I became the official food writer for “Renaissance Magazine.”  Second, despite the weather, the appearance at Siouxland was well worth it between the demonstrations and cookbook sales.  The cold and rainy … Continue reading

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