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VEGGIEPOLOOZA! Salad

I grew up in the 60s. Back then, my mom was a swinger…a salad swinger. She’d swaddle a head of rinsed lettuce in a kitchen towel, head for the back porch and swing it in windmill-like fashion. She’d really get some speed on it, building enough centrifical force to propel water off into space or dislocate a shoulder. Occasionally […]

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Scullery Maid’s Valentine Gift List

Kitchenware seldom makes the list for great romantic gifts. Apparently, a stock pot implies “start simmering sweetheart” and a handy gadget says “your less than stellar cooking would be vastly improved upon if you use this”. I disagree. Here are items found at kitchensink that I would be delighted to receive on Valentine’s Day: CALDREA DISH SOAP Make mine Ginger-Pomelo, please and thank […]

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VEGGIEPOLOOZA! Recipe #3

Let’s start with a tip: When cooking with spiralized veggies, it is better to err on the side of too many veggies because they are going to cook down, down, down. My man-sized hands do not give the right perspective, so you must trust me. Now onto recipe #3! In a nutshell, this recipe (Mom’s Chicken with Spiralized Root […]

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VEGGIEPALOOZA! Recipe #2

I COULD EAT THIS EVERY DAY! The second recipe from the Inspiralized Meal Plan for Bikini Bolognese was spot on, as is, no adjustments needed. Mr. Sutter said, “It’s ok“. WHAAAT?!? How could he not LOVE this? I admit, I had my doubts at first: an Italian-style, ground chicken, veggie-filled sauce served over roasted rutabaga noodles? […]

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VEGGIEPOLOOZA! Join the Resolution!

2017 Resolutions As always, I have a couple New Year’s resolutions. Today, I’ll share one, but the other is a secret. I’m afraid if I make it public, it won’t come true. Is that a rule with resolutions or just wishes? They are quite different; wishes are magical; resolutions are self-propelled. In any case, I’m […]

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The Scullery Maid Cooks: Beef Stewganoff

Having just defrosted a nice package of grass-fed stew meat with full intention of turning it into a pot of stew, I found myself facing a condunrum when my husband said: You know what sounds good? Beef Stroganoff. Now, personally I like to use thin strips of good steak when I make Stroganoff and serve it […]

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Thanksgiving Scullery Maid Style

My husband is notorious for popping off at the Thanksgiving dinner table with controversial comments like, “Let’s cook something different for Thanksgiving next year.” My family comes unglued! It’s like firing a flame thrower at a scarecrow convention.  When it comes to the Thanksgiving meal I am like Tevye, the father in the movie “Fiddler on the Roof” shouting “Tradition, […]

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Tips for a Panic-Free Thanksgiving: Volume Two

Aside from breathing meditations and earplugs, there are tons of gadgets and accoutrements available at kitchensink to help you host(ess) a successful Thanksgiving dinner. Here are a few more ideas that will help make this feast as well as any dinner party run smoother: Scissors: I’ve written about the beauty of kitchen shears before and Thanksgiving is a good time […]

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