Every Color Has A Story. Color Psychology.

Color.  I love color.  Nothing makes me happier than looking at a wall of paint swatches, or bin of colored pencils.  Color makes me smile.  Color is a very influential in many aspects of our lives. It not just for looks either.  Color can illicit an emotional response. Marketers, artists and designers all know how […]

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A Delicious Banana Cake Recipe

I love this banana cake recipe.  Just so you know, the frosting is what makes this cake.  A great use of bananas! This recipe is taken from www.spendwithpennies.com and was written by Holly. CAKE 1 and 1/3 cup mashed bananas 2 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, divided 1 and 1/2 cups milk 3 cups flour […]

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Great Zucchini Muffins

  Zucchini Muffins Receipe taken from Simply Recipes. com Ingredients: 2 Large Eggs 1 1/3 cup of sugar 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups packed grated fresh zucchini 3/4 cups unsalted butter, melted 2 3/4 cups all purpose flower 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon […]

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Springtime Veggies.

Finally, Spring is here.  We’ve had so much snow I thought I’d never see the sun again!  With the warmer Spring temperatures our gardens start to bloom.  With the growing season starting so too does the farmer’s market season.  What will be in season?  Check out my list below for some great fruit and veggie […]

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10 Cooking Terms to Know

Al Carbon- In Mexican/Spanish cooking meaning to cook over charcoal or wood coal. Baking Soda- A chemically based ingredient that generates carbon dioxide and is used with acidic ingredients such as sour cream, or fruit juices to create bubble to make the food rise. Baking Powder- This is a combination of chemicals that can make […]

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Ten Terms to Know for Cooking

  I wish I could say I love to cook.  Honestly it is the least favorite household chore I do.  I did not grow up in a cooking family.  Our joke was if it didn’t come out of a box and you couldn’t add water our mother didn’t make it. Well, we thought it was […]

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10 Cooking Terms for November.

I know what you are thinking.  It’s November, the food vocabulary must be about Thanksgiving and turkey! Nah, I’m sure you will be sick of the holiday season by now.  I usually get over it by the time Columbus Day rolls around. I think as I get older the holidays hold less importance for me.  […]

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Winter Veggies in Season

What veggies are in season during the winter months? Here is a list of fruit and veggies you can find more readily available during those cold months. Kale Parsnip Turnip Spinach Lettuce Radish Brussels Sprouts Squash Collard Greens Dates Grapefruit Kiwi Leeks Mandarin Oranges Papaya Oranges Pear Pomegranate Sweet Potatoes Tangerines

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10 Cooking Terms for October

  Acidity- How tart a wine is.  Body- How heavy or full a wine feels in your mouth. Jammy-A red wine with a full cooked fruit flavor. Tennoir -How a growing region effects a wines flavor. Tekkamaki -Seaweed wrap of Tuna. Yama -Decorative Garnish. Odori -Live Sushi topping. Agani- Tea served at the end. Confit […]

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Where to Find Calcium.

Calcium is a mineral that is a vital part of bones and teeth. The heart, nerves and blood clotting systems also require calcium to work.  Women are often told the are especially prone to calcium deficiency.  You can find calcium in white beans, figs, sardines with bone in, salmon with bone in, bok choy, kale, […]

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