What to do with tomato bounty


Not many things I bake turn out all that good.  Yesterday I experienced an exception that made by heart sing.

Someone unknown to me at this point, left a whole heap of fresh picked tomatoes on my porch last Sunday.  I’m sorry, but I’m a bit selfish when it comes to a ripe homegrown tomato.  So rather than share, I’ve been eating BLTs, stewing them up into pasta sauce and yesterday I made a recipe which appears in my book (to be released in September).

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Would your kitchen pass health inspection? Mine? Not so much

crime scene

Do you wash a lemon before putting a slice in your water? Do you use the same kitchen towel to wipe your hands and counters? Do you grab ice from your freezer with bare hands?  Do you have furry things growing in your vegetable drawer.

For me that would be yes, yes, yes, and yes. All four would be considered major health violations in a restaurant and by all rights, my kitchen should be shut down.  I hope my Easter Dinner guests don’t read my blog or they will never come back.

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The secret to controlling sugar cravings


I’m about six years away from finishing medical school, but I think I have found the secret to saying good-bye to sugar cravings – at least it worked yesterday and I’m hoping to go for two in a row.  To test the theory, I attended a Valentine Party and consumed nary a bite of the gooey, chocolaty empty calories which were calling me from around the room.

I know.  I know. I’m no fun any more since I became vegetarian.  But I feel great and the acne has cleared up after 58 years.

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