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OF ORDINARY MIRACLES

Greek yogurt with cocoa, fruit and nuts “Fabulous Fermented Foods” have been part of my family’s history for generations back. In the rural antebellum South, folks made cornbread with buttermilk and bacon grease. They didn’t waste soured milk in those … Continue reading

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PUT THE FROZEN TURKEY IN THE ICEBOX NOW

Today is Sunday. Thursday is Thanksgiving. Yep, we’re on a marathon dash toward the great family feast. The matriarch of the family always hosts this grand dinner where I come from. When I was a child, we ate at two … Continue reading

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Kitchen Experiments 

When I was a child, I had a science kit. My parents trusted me not to blow up the backyard carport or lose a digit in the process, but I don’t remember them supervising my experiments. In fact, once we … Continue reading

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ALWAYS ON SPRING BREAK: THAT’S MY LIFE

Happy hump day! I think I’m on Spring Break. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. After years of producing “work” I sometimes find this luxury called retirement a chaffing rub. You would think that nearly five … Continue reading

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Give It To Me Real

The countdown is on to thanksgiving day. Those of us who host the family feast aren’t quite ready to think about Christmas just yet. Our major retailers, however, are pushing the seasons upon us more rapidly than our senses can … Continue reading

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