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All You Can Eat Chitterlings - COOKING!

Well, a few friends stopped by my house unannounced and had a surprise for me. I was not there, so I was contacted and told to get ready for the surprise by one of those guys. I had all kinds of notions in my head about what that surprise would be. Of cou
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Posted by on July 17, 2017

What Turns Cream into Butter? A Small Surprise

What turns cream into butter? Churning or mixing will do it. So is that the point I'd make? No. You already know that. No, there's a bit more to it. It has to do with a kind of membrane. Blecch, you say? No, it's not all that bad. The membrane is called t
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Posted by on June 26, 2017

Blueberries -- How Do You Prefer Them, Raw or Cooked?

You like Summertime. You don't like the humidity. You don't like the heat. You don't even like the blaring sunshine. But you do enjoy the longer days. You do enjoy the delicious fruits. You do enjoy the savory vegetables. As to the fruits, you especially
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Posted by on August 4, 2017

Sneaking a Late Night Snack - What Went Awry

Well, you know how guys are. They love to raid the refrigerator and the cupboard. Sometimes it's as simple as grabbing a can of beer. Or some good old-fashioned junk food, say pretzels and cheese or crackers and peanut butter. On this occasion, no b
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Posted by on July 28, 2017

What are Your Favorite Peach Varieties?

Although I'm not a fan of the heat or the humidity or the excess sunshine of the summer, I am a huge fan of its longer days, its fruits, and its vegetables. Now my very favorite fruit is the peach. Living in Nelson County, Virginia, there are a number of
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Posted by on August 4, 2017

Please, don't add salt to the microwave popping corn!

That butter flavor popcorn salt We had looked high and low for the popcorn oil for making popcorn in a pan on a low to medium heat. I couldn't find the oil so I put a microwave popcorn pack in the microwave and pressed it twice for a large size bag. When
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Posted by on July 1, 2017

Chili For Dinner

This morning I was digging through my freezer look for a fabulous idea for dinner when I came across a package of stew beef chopped into small little square. Inspiration struck me right then and there. I knew that small package of meat wou
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Posted by on July 1, 2017

Why There's More Science in Chocolate Than...

You're bored by science, you say? Why, science is all around you! Live with it. And you do. Consider the rather complex chemistry of chocolate... Surely you're not bored of chocolate? Did you know that beer, wine, and whiskey are not the only consumable
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Posted by on July 13, 2017

There are around 40 Food Deserts in Dallas County where people do not have local access to produce or fresh meats or bakery goods.

People in my neighborhood have to drive about 8 miles to get to a Walmart but there is a supermarket within a 5 block radius of our house in about every direction. We do not have a problem with not having direct access either by car, by foot or by bus or
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Posted by on August 5, 2017

There are around 40 Food Deserts in Dallas County where people do not have local access to produce or fresh meats or bakery goods.

People in my neighborhood have to drive about 8 miles to get to a Walmart but there is a supermarket within a 5 block radius of our house in about every direction. We do not have a problem with not having direct access either by car, by foot or by bus or
Click here to read more

Posted by on August 5, 2017

Blueberries -- How Do You Prefer Them, Raw or Cooked?

You like Summertime. You don't like the humidity. You don't like the heat. You don't even like the blaring sunshine. But you do enjoy the longer days. You do enjoy the delicious fruits. You do enjoy the savory vegetables. As to the fruits, you especially
Click here to read more

Posted by on August 4, 2017

What are Your Favorite Peach Varieties?

Although I'm not a fan of the heat or the humidity or the excess sunshine of the summer, I am a huge fan of its longer days, its fruits, and its vegetables. Now my very favorite fruit is the peach. Living in Nelson County, Virginia, there are a number of
Click here to read more

Posted by on August 4, 2017

Sneaking a Late Night Snack - What Went Awry

Well, you know how guys are. They love to raid the refrigerator and the cupboard. Sometimes it's as simple as grabbing a can of beer. Or some good old-fashioned junk food, say pretzels and cheese or crackers and peanut butter. On this occasion, no b
Click here to read more

Posted by on July 28, 2017

All You Can Eat Chitterlings - COOKING!

Well, a few friends stopped by my house unannounced and had a surprise for me. I was not there, so I was contacted and told to get ready for the surprise by one of those guys. I had all kinds of notions in my head about what that surprise would be. Of cou
Click here to read more

Posted by on July 17, 2017

Why There's More Science in Chocolate Than...

You're bored by science, you say? Why, science is all around you! Live with it. And you do. Consider the rather complex chemistry of chocolate... Surely you're not bored of chocolate? Did you know that beer, wine, and whiskey are not the only consumable
Click here to read more

Posted by on July 13, 2017

Chili For Dinner

This morning I was digging through my freezer look for a fabulous idea for dinner when I came across a package of stew beef chopped into small little square. Inspiration struck me right then and there. I knew that small package of meat wou
Click here to read more

Posted by on July 1, 2017

Please, don't add salt to the microwave popping corn!

That butter flavor popcorn salt We had looked high and low for the popcorn oil for making popcorn in a pan on a low to medium heat. I couldn't find the oil so I put a microwave popcorn pack in the microwave and pressed it twice for a large size bag. When
Click here to read more

Posted by on July 1, 2017

What Turns Cream into Butter? A Small Surprise

What turns cream into butter? Churning or mixing will do it. So is that the point I'd make? No. You already know that. No, there's a bit more to it. It has to do with a kind of membrane. Blecch, you say? No, it's not all that bad. The membrane is called t
Click here to read more

Posted by on June 26, 2017

Boxelder Tree Maple Syrup!

With leaves resembling poison ivy, the boxelder tree, native in Virginia, is seldom identified. Yet, it can be used to produce a form of maple syrup. How can I say it is a form of maple syrup? Because boxelder is a variety of maple tree. To see some photo
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Posted by on June 17, 2017