Food and Drink

Adventures in Cooking – Real Pizza??? Not!

Ever since I left New Jersey about 9 years ago, I’ve been bemoaning the lack of really good NY-style pizza. Hubby and I have been experimenting with home-made for a couple years. Sadly, the dough has been challenging to the point where it’s not worth it. Then I saw this posted on Facebook: home-made pan pizza that takes about 20 minutes. Looks easy-peasy, according to the video anyway. I watched it probably a dozen times,…

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Food and Drink Simple Abundance Readings

Starving in plenty

  The January 6 theme is “Standing Knee-Deep in a River and Dying of Thirst.” That’s a pretty self-explanatory title, meaning how we can be so blessed but so wanting at the same time. I think it’s human nature to always want more. No matter how much money we make, we spend. Our pantries might be stocked, but we shop the weekly grocery sales anyway. And we stuff more in our pantries. I’m reading a…

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Food and Drink

Can a Virginia tomato fill my Jersey tomato fetish?

Today I bought my first plant of the season…. Actually, to be honest, it will probably be my ONLY plant of the season, but I count baby steps. Anyway, I bought one of those potted/patio tomato plants, with the hope of some day, in the not-too-distant future, plucking off a ripe tomato for a snack. As a lifelong Jersey Girl (now living in the south), I often make the case that there is no tomato that…

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Food and Drink People I Admire

My sister, the wine snob

My sister is a wine snob. Before you take me to task for saying such an uncharitable thing in this season of love and peace, that’s her characterization, not mine. She revealed this to me only yesterday, at this “advanced” stage of our relationship, as we discussed my recent experience with the beverage.  Up to this point I knew that she enjoyed wine (as do I, on occasion), but I had no clue of the…

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