Archive | July, 2013

Fresh Summer Lemonade

It’s swelteringly hot in Virginia right now (though I’m sure those from the Southwest would find that laughable) and I needed something to cool myself off.  Since I always have a bag of lemons in the fridge, I decided to make lemonade today. I’ve made this several times now and it is my favorite drink […]

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Classic Potato Salad

I have made many versions of potato salad in my day. There’s Aunt Kathy’s version with radish and fresh dill; Grandma’s with finely diced potatoes and dill pickle relish; a French version with white wine, lots of fresh herbs and a vinaigrette; and a copycat of Red Hot and Blue’s with hard boiled egg and […]

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BBQ Country Pork Ribs

I’ve been watching a lot of the show BBQ Pitmasters lately, which has had me craving some yummy pork ribs. The downside to this is twofold: One: a rack of ribs is too big for just me and Thomas.  Two: I do not own a smoker. The solution was easy–use country pork ribs instead (bone-in) […]

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Storing Herbs: Parsley and Basil

I love cooking with fresh herbs and some are almost always on my shopping list (parsley, basil, thyme). Herbs like thyme and rosemary give me no problems; they are hearty herbs that LAST. Parsley and basil, that’s another story. After dealing with a lot of slimy parsley and wasted money, I had an idea. Why […]

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Sandals Bahamas Honeymoon

I am back in the states, relaxed and tan after my honeymoon to the Bahamas.  We did encounter some luggage issues on both the way there AND back (which Thomas now refers to as “LuggageGate”) but our time at Sandals was wonderful. We are big fans of Sandals: no kids, couples only, wonderful staff and […]

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