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While it’s true that one end-of-the-year holiday is in the books for 2014, there are two more to cook for. When I first went to Hong Kong (pre-1997), I was astounded by the number of holidays they ...
by thenekkidtruth
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 04:30 PM PST with 20 Recommends
The Honourable East India Company (HEIC) was chartered on 31 December 1600 by Queen Elizabeth, making it one of the oldest corporations on earth, and in its heyday the British East India Company ...
by thenekkidtruth
Comment Count 67 comments on Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
It's the weekend before Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, and it's one of those mixed weather fall days with gusty winds, sun one minute, rain the next, and leaves piling up on my patio by the ...
by ninkasi23
Comment Count 96 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
When I lived in the good ship California, I dabbled with Western wines, but I decided that I lacked both the brain power and the pocketbook to master such a ponderous course of study. I coupled, ...
by thenekkidtruth
Comment Count 88 comments on Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Almost overnight the weather turned autumnal. It was in the 90's last weekend and smoke from the fires to the south of us lingered in the air here in the Rogue Valley. Then the winds shifted on ...
by ninkasi23
Comment Count 125 comments on Sat Sep 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Just wanted you to see what real baby carrots look like. They are not the ones you see in your local grocery store. Those are mature carrots whittled down. These are ones I had to pick to allow ...
by TX Scotia
Comment Count 179 comments on Sat Sep 06, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Pinterest is addictng. Very addicting. Very, very addicting. But it's also a great place to find new recipes....
by mayim
Comment Count 97 comments on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Noodles are a mainstay of several world cuisines, but for most of us they're closely identified with Italy. We can probably find 15 different pasta shapes in any American supermarket, and recipes ...
by esquimaux
Comment Count 79 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Well, beer isn't (usually) all that's for dinner, but it's a frequent accompaniment to dinner for some of us, and in many ways can be seen as a food item. I'm a beer lover and home brewer, and my ...
by esquimaux
Comment Count 65 comments on Sat Sep 20, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Siberia is 77% of Russia by area - a country which spans 9 time zones , and Siberia comprises nearly 10% of the earth's surface. And it used to be bigger. Federated (official) Siberia today is in ...
by thenekkidtruth
Comment Count 70 comments on Sat Aug 09, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
I apparently got my numbers mixed up and technically next week would be the true anniversary, but I already committed to this being our 9 year anniversary. And last year the anniversary diary was on ...
by ninkasi23
Comment Count 112 comments on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
The Old Man First a plea. Please, please, please volunteer to do a WFD diary. There are so many topics we could explore. You may not think you have an idea, but you do. Think about it and volunteer!
by TX Scotia
Comment Count 148 comments on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
Good evening all! It's summertime and the livin' is easy. . .the heat is rising here in the Rogue Valley but luckily we have not seen any big fires. . .yet. It was just about this time last year ...
by ninkasi23
Comment Count 84 comments on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Well, here it is....July 4th. Cookouts, parades, BASEBALL!!! and fireworks. I don't do fireworks, although I love the words of the national anthem. We will be grillin' shrimp on the barbie, ...
by TX Scotia
Comment Count 53 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Since my tomatoes aren't quite ready for prime time, I headed to the farmer's market this morning seeking inspiration for tonight's diary. The result is a menu featuring the seasonal goodies of ...
by SteelerGrrl
Comment Count 71 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
If you ask someone what the most popular food in the world is, one will get you ten they’ll say it’s “bread”. Not the correct answer, however. It’s sausage, in one of a myriad of its ...
by thenekkidtruth
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
A few weeks back, I submitted a diary comprised of Greek home cooking recipes, most courtesy of my Greek immigrant in-laws. Since that diary was well-received, I decided to follow it up with one ...
by lonemorriscodem
Comment Count 82 comments on Sat Jun 14, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
My Garden Sweet Pea Pod Salad I love making spring salads! The new snap peas, snow peas, fresh leafy lettuce, baby carrots and potatoes, fresh scallions, micro greens. I love having a garden, ...
by TX Scotia
Comment Count 87 comments on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
I know we had a grilling diary last week, but I completely forgot there was no one scheduled for today's WFD until last night. But by lucky coincidence I just happened to get my sexy new grill ...
by ninkasi23
Comment Count 65 comments on Sat May 31, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
I wish I could incorporate more seafood into my cooking. It seems like it's always overpriced or it's "previously frozen" and now thawed (which is ok, I would just prefer it be fresh OR frozen, not ...
by ninkasi23
Comment Count 80 comments on Sat May 10, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 27 Recommends