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Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

It seems like ever since it broke onto a dramatically-improving local Chinese food scene, Montgomery residents have fiercely treasured Mr. Chen’s. If you’ve never been, it’s out on the Atlanta Highway in the same shopping center as the Burlington Coat Factory. Mr. Chen’s makes a unique contribution to the local food scene because it’s both […]

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Green Chile Alert

Green Chile Alert

By on 25 August, 2014 in Food, Kate and Stephen with 5 Comments

What does home smell like for you? I’m from New Mexico, and for me home has two very distinct smells. First among these is pinon, usually burned as wood or incense. It’s a very unique smoky and ancient odor which you really should experience if you haven’t already. After all, you’ve only got five senses. […]

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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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Canning is Awesome. That’s All There Is To It.

By on 27 July, 2012 in Cooking, Food, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

Last summer, I tried my hand at canning for the first time and I was really quite pleased with the results. I had 6 jars of homemade watermelon rind pickle, which I gave to my dad for Father’s Day. So with a successful canning attempt under my belt, I thought I would expand my repertoire […]

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Buttermilk and Chess Pies: Delicious Tradition

Buttermilk and Chess Pies: Delicious Tradition

By on 3 December, 2011 in Cooking, Food, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

Let them eat pie! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the last of the turkey and sweet potatoes have probably found their way out of the fridge. But if you are a true Southerner, then you probably still have half a quart of buttermilk leftover from the cornbread dressing. Instead of letting it sit in […]

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Too Hot to Cook?

Too Hot to Cook?

By on 4 June, 2011 in Cooking, Davena McRae, Food with 0 Comments

I don’t have to tell you this, it’s quite obvious. It is hot in Alabama. It is (in my Pacific Northwest-born opinion) too damn hot to cook! According to the 10 day forecast, it’s not about to cool down anytime soon and the humidity is here to stay. It’s almost too hot to eat, but […]

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Time to unwind: Steak Salad

Time to unwind: Steak Salad

By on 15 April, 2011 in Cooking, Davena McRae, Food with 0 Comments

The past couple of weeks I have been insanely busy, which has left me with little time to cook for myself since I have been cooking (very happily) for others. Few things though, give me as much joy as making a meal and taking the time to enjoy it. I loathe having to eat on […]

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Cooking With Davena: Corned Beef Hash

Cooking With Davena: Corned Beef Hash

By on 18 February, 2011 in Cooking, Davena McRae, Food with 1 Comment

Growing up as a kid, I was convinced that my father made the best corned beef hash on the planet. He would get the cast iron skillet smoking hot and separate the congealed hash from the can by running a knife between the two. He would then put a dollop (okay, maybe a quarter cup) […]

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