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Culinary Conversation: Reader offers Christmas morning recipes
Call it an early Christmas present of sorts. Opening the email from New Castle resident Martha Boothe revealed not only a very nice note, but also four wonderful-sounding recipes for Christmas breakfast or brunch.
Culinary Conversation: Beat the clock, not the cook
How many times a day have you wished you had more — well — time? Even with super turbo-charged electronic gadgets that are supposed to make a life a little easier, somehow, there’s still not enough hours in the day.
Culinary Conversation: It’s time to stop loafing and bake some bread
When a note arrived by email, I was reminded that it’s been awhile since breads were discussed in Culinary Conversation.
So let’s talk. Baking bread is time consuming, yes, but it is so therapeutic. There’s something about kneading dough that is somewhat of a stress reliever. And it produces wonderful results.
Culinary Conversation: Try some Thanksgiving alternatives
At most Thanksgiving tables, the turkey is the star of the show. But what about the poor, neglected side dish? Last week, we talked about Halloween but as soon as that is over, it’s time to focus on the one day where food is the highlight.
Culinary Conversation: Halloween means sweet treats
This time of year, one holiday starts to blend into another. We’ve all noticed how each passing year, Halloween decorations — almost as popular as ones for Christmas — appear in stores right after the Fourth of July.
Culinary Conversation: Oh, what you can do with cabbage!
How many times have we heard, “Eat those veggies?” And how many times have you said those words to your kids? It’s not always easy to persuade someone to try broccoli or a Brussels sprout if there’s nothing tempting about either one in the first place.
Culinary Conversation: Autumn means time for apple treats
There was a time when I didn’t think a meal was complete if it didn’t include desserts. These days, I’m a little more discerning. But I still like having something sweet after dinner. Those 100-calorie ice cream bars satisfy my cravings and the best part is they have minimal fat.
Lugene Hudson on Fitness: I hope my 5K experience inspires you to hit the road
Ah, Tony Bennett, there’s a time to listen to you. But it’s not when I need motivation to run up a hill. Where was the upbeat Adam Levine and Maroon 5 on my MP3 player to help me along? I suppose it really didn’t matter.
Culinary Conversation: Make magazines fat, not you
Wow. Besides meals, even magazines are super sizing it these days. Some of you may have heard that the September issue of Vogue weighed about four or five pounds and was more than 750 pages. If I had one more copy, I could have used them for lifting weights instead of my usual dumbbells.
Culinary Conversation: Julia Child, from top secret to top chef
She was one of several famous people I would have loved to have dinner with. The conversation would have been lively for sure — because the woman had a larger-than-life personality.
Julia Child would have been 100 this year.
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