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Drinking Your Age

“You are like fine wine. You get better with age.” If I had a nickel for every time I have heard that. Most of the time it comes across as a consolation prize, doesn’t it? How many of us have ever tested that theory? How often do we get a chance to drink our age?…

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Spring Inspiration Tour

This time of year I always start to get the spring fever. It isn’t driven by raging hormones or full moon. What inspires me during the season of renewal is gorgeous spring produce. Farmer’s markets will start filling up with asparagus and peas and spring greens. The color makes its way back onto the plate.…

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Love Story: A Paul to My Julia

Paul Child once said to his wife Julia: “Life without you is like unsalted food.” Don’t think that’s romantic? You should. Salt is a flavor enhancer. It makes everything taste better and brighter. The sweet is sweeter, the savory more complex. Unsalted food can be alright, but as soon as you add that magic pinch it becomes a…

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Take Back Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the air is all of a sudden thick with romance and expectations. If you are looking for some tips along romantic lines, please read my previous articles: Edible Aphrodisiacs = More Sex? and Cooking is Sexy.  However, today I would like to focus on celebrations of a different kind. Valentine’s Day…