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Cauliflower “Wings” and Home Frying

Cauliflower “Wings” and Home Frying

By on 1 July, 2019 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Buffalo sauce is delicious. No matter the brand, it’s always good – unless you try to be a hero and eat something above your heat tolerance. Something else that’s generally delicious (if not healthy) is fried food. For the non-vegetarians out there, these often find an optimal mix in chicken wings. Which, judging by the […]

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That New Orleans Flavor

That New Orleans Flavor

By on 12 December, 2018 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Regular readers of this blog know that we like to cook. We also like to make day trips, and New Orleans is both a favorite destination and a favorite style of cuisine. On a recent trip to The Big Easy™, one of us went to a wine bar where a small businessman had set up […]

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Stovetop Smoking

Stovetop Smoking

By on 29 May, 2018 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

I’m not much for kitchen gadgets. We don’t have a ton of storage in our old Cloverdale-Idlewild home, so there’s not a lot of places to put things. And although I love to cook, I find that most gadgets just end up getting in the way and taking up space. But I recently got something […]

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

By on 20 March, 2018 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

A bunch of schools in the northern part of the state had closed early, and we were hearing apocalyptic rumors of fist-sized hail and a coming cold snap. So, we did what any sensible person would do. We walked the dog early, and we made soup. Soon it’ll be too hot for soup, and the […]

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Fight Club for Foodies

Fight Club for Foodies

By on 28 February, 2017 in Cooking, Food, Fun, Meg Lewis with 0 Comments

The first rule of Culinary Fight Club is … have fun! Last night four area chefs faced off in a competition to see who could improvise under pressure and win over a panel of judges and a hungry crowd at Alabama’s first Culinary Fight Club event. Held at 129 Coosa, the first time event drew […]

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Spring Garlic

Spring Garlic

By on 12 May, 2014 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Every spring, I look forward to seeing the pink & purple garlic heaped in the baskets at the local grocery stores. There’s something extra good about these cloves, with their firm texture and fresh smell. Sometimes you can find the super young garlic at farmers’ markets with the greens still attached – these are fetish […]

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Oil and Vinegar: Home Cook’s Essentials

Oil and Vinegar: Home Cook’s Essentials

By on 3 February, 2014 in Cooking, Food, Natilee McGruder with 0 Comments

On my journey to a healthier me, I have recently started an elimination diet where I am cutting out known inflammatory foods such as dairy, meat, sugar, grains (rice, wheat, etc), starchy vegetables (beans and potatoes) and alcohol. It has been a challenging and eye-opening experience to keep my meals both satisfying and tasty. As […]

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Ringing in the New Year with Home Cooked Indian Food

Ringing in the New Year with Home Cooked Indian Food

By on 7 January, 2014 in Cooking, Food, Natilee McGruder with 2 Comments

As we step into 2014, many of us have pledged (as we do every year) to focus on improving our health. Generally, we resolve to change our diet and exercise habits. While I certainly don’t begrudge anyone setting a goal and working towards it, my sense is that longer lasting changes tend to be ones […]

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The Last Sweet Bits of Summer

The Last Sweet Bits of Summer

By on 16 October, 2013 in Cooking, Food, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Fall is really here! Unfortunately I have been on self imposed indoor restriction, working on resurfacing, patching and painting walls in the dining room. The dining room that I mentioned in last month’s blog post is finally, as of yesterday, ready to paint (I actually cheated and painted a bit to test the color, even […]

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Red Root Herb and Vegetable Farm CSA

Red Root Herb and Vegetable Farm CSA

By on 10 September, 2012 in Cooking, Farming, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

If you’re like the average person, you may have heard about the virtues of “eating local.” You may be willing to pay a few extra cents to know that the food you’re eating (and the soil it came from) didn’t get doused in toxic pesticides. And you may simply believe (correctly) that locally-sourced food simply […]

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