almost a foodie

Vegetable Spiralizer, Mandoline Chopper

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071JJ4TG2/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_79_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6P0NK9RANMGWY8P610NN&dpPl=1&dpID=71joemxasFL Vegetable Spiralizer, Mandoline Chopper, Upintek 3-Blades Kitchen Spiral Slicer, Efficient and Fast Vegetable Fruit Cutter, Vertical Rotating Drum Veggie Pasta Salad Maker with Strong-Hold Suction Cup     Free your Hands: Make super easy and quick work of creating uniform spirals from fruits and vegetables for curly fries, salads, pasta within seconds. Kitchen Necessity: […]

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White Sangria

My new Summer Staple, White Sangria!  Sorry, no story today, except that I wanted a White Sangria for the summer. I thought it would be “cool” or make me cool. The only thing that was cool was the drink. ENJOY! Ingredients 1/2 cup superfine sugar 1/2 cup cognac 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced […]

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The Oven: EPISODE I

Ten years ago, in the span of six months: I bought a house, sold my house and (five hours later) my son, Matthew, was born. Then, I was was laid off, moved into a new house and organized my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. It was at this time that I had my first fight with a oven. Before […]

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It Melts In Your Mouth—Pastrami

  I never liked cold cuts. Sorry deli, you can’t take the Brooklyn out of me. But I was recently introduced to NAVEL pastrami. OMG! Seriously, it melts in your mouth. It’s amazing and it’s the easiest thing in the world to make. MY KINDA FOOD! But it must be beef navel pastrami. It comes sealed in […]

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Marci’s Kale Quinoa Salad

A very simple salad. Just the way I like it. Kale, washed Sweet potato cut into cubes and roasted until done Craisins Slivered Almonds Peppers Avocado Cucumbers for crunch TIP: Put the kale in a zip-lock bag and massage it with olive oil. This will make the kale soft and very yummy. Make quinoa, as the […]

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Sharpening is finally made easy

https://accusharp.com/products/classic/ Finally, a knife sharpener anyone can use! In about 10 seconds, sharpen knives (even serrated knives), cleavers, axes, machetes, and many other cutting tools. The large ergonomic handle fits either hand safely and securely. The full-length finger guard protects your fingers. The sharpening blades are diamond-honed tungsten carbide and provide years of reliable use. […]

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Tiramisu

VaBene is my favorite restaurant of all time! I love it! I order the fresh mozzarella ball, artichokes chrosini and carpaccio. All of their appetizers are amazing. I order the same main dish each and every time I go: stuffed tortellini. One cannot go to VaBene and not have tiramisu for dessert. Does anyone else […]

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The Best Mushroom Lasagna

When I first moved to the Five Towns, we lived on Derby Ave., the “other side.” There were very few young couples there at the time–slowly other couples moved in. One couple who moved in became our good friends. The husband was the chef in the family and loved to cook. He gave me two […]

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Penne alla Vodka

Do not panic! I have three blog posts before Shavout and I have three recipes, all of which I make each year. Don’t faint! Yes, these are a bit more time consuming. But, I have them down to a science and I can make each one in 15 minutes or less. My kitchen may look like a […]

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Best Peeler on the Market

Swissmar Peelers, Set of 3 Friday Tip Day! http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/swissmar-peeler/?pkey=e%7Cpeeler%7C80%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C7&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH Reduce prep time with the help of our Swiss-made peelers. Their extremely sharp blades zip over all sorts of fresh produce and other foods with ease. Set of three includes a straight, serrated and julienne peelers. Straight-edge peeler removes skins from root vegetable and firm fruits. […]

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