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Shop Your Kitchen = Saving Money

In the last two weeks, the garden has really taken off and I was pretty excited to do a pictorial update.  So I got up and did a little maintenance work (I only work in the garden on Sundays);  transplanted a … Continue reading

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Garden Surprises

Last week was full of surprises.  First, you guys have heard me go on and on about how cold it gets here and how I’m constantly bundling up and trying to keep warm.  Frankly, I just don’t have time to … Continue reading

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Cooler Days Recipe – Schinkenfleckerl

One of the best gifts I received for our wedding was from my husband’s Oma (grandmother) – a cookbook on traditional Viennese Cuisine.  With me not having so much as a single clue about traditional Viennese food, I’m sure she … Continue reading

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Cooler Days Recipes – Wiener Schnitzel

The sky is starting to take on it’s familiar grey tones, the sun bids us adieu around 7pm, and the chill is starting to set into my bones – ahhh, Fall!  Tights, leggings, long-sleeve shirts, and thinner jackets have already … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty & Surprises

As we’ve entered late Summer (some days it feels more like early Fall), we’ve been harvesting lots and lots – herbs, tomatoes, and lettuces mostly. Everything else is taking it’s own sweet time developing (which is a bit worrying, with … Continue reading

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The Elixer of Life – Water

It always surprises me when someone say they don’t like water.  Seriously?! How could you NOT like water?! Common replies are often “It’s so boring.” or “It has no taste.”. My brain tends to reply with, “But it’s sooooooooo refreshing!” … Continue reading

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Taste of Home – My Mama’s Banana Bread

If there is one thing I can quickly whip up to make hubby happy, it’s My Mama’s Banana Bread!  Hubby’s a bread-fiend –  he just loves bread of practically every form and fashion –  while I’m more of the “I … Continue reading

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“I Really Want Korean!”

Ever get those cravings for something exotic or unusual?  Well, the other day I was really in the mood for Korean food.  We used to hit our neighborhood Korean spot at least every two months in NYC and yum, was … Continue reading

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Soup of the Week – Chicken Broth

Part two of ‘what to do when your FIL gives you a 12 pound rooster’ – make it into a delicious Chicken Broth! Each time I enter my MIL’s kitchen, there’s a pot of broth being made on the stove … Continue reading

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Soup of the Week – Paprika Hendl

My FIL purchased three ‘mature’ roosters – ‘mature’ meaning no longer viable for their purpose to the farmer – from one of his farmer friends about three months ago. He built them a roomy private coop with a good bit … Continue reading

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