From the Doghouse: Poo’s Picks for Valentine’s Day

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  Hi! My name is Sebastian and I’ll be your hairy guest host for this week’s edition of 5 Cool Things. First, a few quick notes to the uninformed – poodles do not have fur, so you will never see me refer to myself as your furry guest host. And, just because I have an […]

From the Flight Deck: Edible

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Welcome to the first installment of my new addition to Culinary Eden — 5 Cool Things. In this week’s segment, From the Flight Deck, I’m focusing on news I found interesting in the world of travel (as it relates to food, of course). Simply click on the headlines at the beginning of each paragraph to […]

An Intentional Word of the Year

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The delightfully quirky 2007 movie “Waitress” easily fits into the top 10 of my all-time favorite food movies. Keri Russell stars as Jenna, an unhappily married waitress living in the deep South. Jenna is also a pie maker extraordinaire, so obviously the story revolves quite a bit around the pies she creates. What I especially […]

The Beet, Turnip & Apple Salad, Olive Oil Give-Away, Leaking Ceiling & Pancakes Story

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  This morning I woke up with 3 things on my mind… (1) “Wow, that was really a weird dream.” My house was a combination of my current modern home and one I lived in as a young adult. This older home, circa 1940, had windows all across the front with a long porch on […]

Salmon Tacos, Leftovers & Rules

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  I have a confession… I have a really quirky set of personal food rules. I know my rules drive people nuts, yet I still fully embrace them. I’m particularly proud to say, too, that after years of repeating these dictums, my husband has finally accepted them as gospel. Lately he has been helping me […]

The Way to the Heart…

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  I would venture to guess that most of you have heard the old American idiom, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” While variations of this sentiment have been used throughout history, the thought behind it has always been that if a young woman cooks a good meal for her suitor, she will have […]