Category Archives: food

The best turkey ever

The older I get, the easier I want things to be. Thanksgiving is no exception. The key word is streamline. My mom always made a tent of foil over the turkey. It made the skin crisp and brown while keeping the meat moist. Once she tried making it in a paper bag and the bag [...]

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Dried tomatoes worth the wait?

Many years when I have an abundance of tomatoes, I freeze them in 2-cup containers for soups, sauces and chili.  I star by dunking them in boiling water until the skins crack, and then moving them to cold water –  the skins pop right off. I chop them and freeze. What could be easier? This year I decided to [...]

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Just throw fridge contents away

I hate to waste money or throw away food. Yet I will be doing both after five days without power. Yes, I was one of the “lucky” 53,000 Pocono residents left without power, thanks to Irene. Just one tiny tree brought down wires down the road from my house. I took all my frozen food [...]

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