Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

All is quiet on New Year’s Day…

Happy New Year! It’s been an eventful couple of weeks! Christmas in Greeley was relatively quiet and definitely white!!  (Think Colorado Christmas by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band… lovely!)  Tina’s sister and niece came up from Colorado Springs to visit on Christmas day (with tiny Jersey the chihuahua), and Lady (the giant St. Bernard) was here [...]

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Food, glorious food!

So, if you read yesterday, and looked at the gazillion pictures, you saw a picture of one of the deliciously wonderful things we ate in Prague – the ginormous Belgian waffle with 3 kinds of chocolate sauce and whipped cream.  Yum!  This shop also had lots of gourmet chocolates and hard candies.  You could watch [...]

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I want to grow something wild and unruly…

This has been one of those weeks where I really wish I hadn’t given myself this self-imposed rule about talking about work here.  Because, oh, there’s SO much I could talk about.  So much that it took me a few days to even think of something else to write about. It’s getting cold!!  No snow [...]

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There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium…

I just read a great book, Twinkie, Deconstructed (My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats), by Steve Ettinger.  I found it by searching my library’s index for Wyoming.  It’s all about the ingredient list on a Twinkie, and what goes into [...]

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Like a night at the county fair

We went to the county fair over the weekend!  Our county fair is kinda small and quiet and relaxed, especially after the big spectacle of the Stampede – no carnival or concerts or craziness.  A LOT of 4-H stuff though.  But I like to go and check out some of the animals and the crafty [...]

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She’s got a secret garden…

OK, not so secret.  But check out what we got out of it!  Try to ignore the general scrubbiness of the spokesmodel.

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C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me…

I made stuff today! These are Cracked Sugar Cookies, also referred to as “crack” sugar cookies due to their addictive nature! 

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Urgent, urgent, urgent, urgent… Emergency!

DAD!  WE ARE OUT OF BISCOTTI HERE!  HELP! Yea, in theory, I could be out in the kitchen right now baking some more.  But yours is so much yummier! 

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‘Cause I’m the ice cream man

Guess what I made yesterday!  Homemade fresh strawberry ice cream.  Yum!  I begged for an electric ice cream maker for Christmas a couple of years ago, so that I could make Alton Brown’s banana ice cream.  (I saw an episode the other day where he made avocado ice cream!  Sounds bizarro, but now I’m dying [...]

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Over the river and through the woods…

…to Grandmother’s house I went today.  Tina and I headed for Denver today to hang out with Grandma Hope for a while!  She is always such fun to visit with!  We went to lunch at House of Windsor and had some delicious food and tea and desserts, and then bought some English marmalades – some ginger [...]

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