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Lifestyle, Storyteller

VISUAL STORYTELLING

A picture is worth a thousand words. Really? How about a video!!!? Two years ago I began to play around with capturing, in photographs, something I have always been good at: Cooking. Then, with prompting from my techie kids, I began to dabble with video, editing, stage props, sound, lighting, […]

Bread

SPELT BREAD

I know we seem to be living in a zero-carb world today, but honestly, I still like a little bread or crackers with my lunch, particularly if they are homemade. Well maybe only, if they are homemade! I grew up eating cheese and wholegrain bread with fruit nearly every day. […]

Bread

SPELT CRACKERS

Why Spelt?  Sometimes I like to diverge from the mundane ingredients in my pantry and splurge! This ancient whole grain flour, rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, as well as flavor, was just the detour I was looking for. Since spelt flour is not processed in the way so […]

Salads

TZATZIKI

I believe my favorite part of summer food is all the fresh vegetables that concoct into the most amazing salads! Tzatziki is a staple in my home all summer long. I grew up eating it with my meat and fish the way many Americans put ketchup on theirs. Hah! Mine […]

Lifestyle, Storyteller

PIES & PIANOS

When I was a little girl, we were poor. Dirt poor. My three sisters and I began our lives in a three-room shanty shack along the east coast of a tiny Maryland village. Looking out from our living room window was the ever-present vision of life on the other side; […]

Main Dish

GOAT MULLIGAN

If you have never had goat meat before, then you are in for a delightfully healthful surprise! Aside from its tender, fall off the bone morsels of yumminess, it also happens to have low levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, combined with high levels of iron and protein, which makes […]

Drinks

LEMONADE COCKTAIL – THE LULU LEMON

Lemonade Season is finally here, and oh the cocktails you can make with homemade lemonade!! My niece Lauren Upton is an event planner for Ken’s Creative Kitchen, in Annapolis MD. This catering company has been wining and dining beautiful brides, prominent politicians, a prince or two, and lots of Hollywood […]

Lifestyle, Tapas

DINING WITH PANACHE

Dining is meant to be a time to slow the clock down, share special moments with people you enjoy, and find gratification in the meals that not only sustain you but pleasure you as well. Dining with Panache is a time to throw the dang clock out the window and […]

Bread, Lifestyle

PICNIC SEASON

PICNIC season is finally here! Oh, how we embrace this time of year. Whether seaside, park bench, or blanket spread in your backyard or deck, it is an occasion to eat a simple meal outside with nature. Don’t over think it. Keep it simple. It’s really all about the ambience […]

Lifestyle, Tapas

FOOD NETWORK CREATION

Ever been on Food Network? Well, I had to wait until I became a grandma before there was a slot just for me! Clash of the Grandmas. It was the most amazing fun, hardest work, and satisfying experience of my life. Now… I got the bug to do more! If […]