HOME AND GARDEN

SPINACH, BACON AND BLUE CHEESE QUICHE

You may have guessed it, I love to cook.  I would love to say that it is my life, however I have a family that would properly object to that, so I won’t put it in print. I will say that cooking makes me happy, which is good since I spend a lot of time in kitchens.  I get the same thrill from creating something whether it is preparing a seven course meal for...
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HOME AND GARDEN

TAKE THE GUESS WORK OUT OF GUESTROOMS

 by   Colin Featherly Whether it’s a dedicated space or a shared space like a den or office, a guestroom should meet the three “Cs”:  clean, comfortable, and convenient.  Even unexpected guests should be shown to a room free of dust and clutter.  Papers, books, shopping catalogs should not be piled in corners or bags.  Your sister or brother deserves the same attention and graciousness as a first-time guest. Carpeted room should be vacuumed and...
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THREE GREAT SAUCES FOR CINCO DE MAYO

In case you didn’t know it, Thursday is Cinco De Mayo – the day celebrating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French soldiers in 1862.  I don’t know how it is celebrated in Mexico, but in the USA we have parties, usually with a Mexican theme.  And I do love a theme. Here are three sauces that can be used in and with many Mexican dishes. Each dish is made with a combination of...
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HOME AND GARDEN

USING COFFEE GROUNDS IN THE GARDEN

by John S S Slater   A few weeks ago we got new neighbors. They seem like a nice couple with two energetic  children, one freakingly large dog and a cat that can only be described as mischievous. I had been meaning to go over and say, ‘Hi’, but never seemed to make it.  Yesterday I was in my backyard, dressed in my worn muscle shirt that I am not allowed to wear among...
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HOME AND GARDEN

YUMMLY – MY GO TO FOR RECIPES

by Reese Millridge One of my favorite pastimes is to sit down on the floor of a bookstore with a cup of coffee and peruse through the cookbooks. I’ve even been known to do it on vacation where I have picked up books by some wonderful local chefs. At home when I want a recipe the first place I turn is to my cookbook collection, but if I don’t have time or know what...
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