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From Scratch, Part Two

And thus begins my second installation of From Scratch. Drool. The SO and I don’t eat a lot of bread. Although I do love my carbs, I grew up not being a big bread eater. I did enjoy toast, but … Continue reading

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From Scratch

“Originally a sporting term, the phrase ‘from scratch’ means to start from the beginning without any preparation or advantage.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve used the term ‘from scratch’ without really knowing where it came from. I’ve … Continue reading

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Vichyssoise

“Vichyssoise, named after the French town of Vichy (pronounced Vee-shee), is a thick soup made of pureed leeks, potatoes, onions, cream, and chicken stock.” We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a massive cold front here in SGPS. The high … Continue reading

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Basilica

“Basilica has two meanings: one, an architectural term, means a large roofed building used for business and legal matters. The second, religious meaning, is a large and important church that has been given special ceremonial rites by the Pope.” I’m … Continue reading

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Serotonin Storm

“Also called serotonin toxicity or serotonin syndrome, it is a potentially life-threatening consequence of excessive serotonin activity on the central nervous system and peripheral serotonin receptors due to drug interaction or overdose, or therapeutic or recreational drug use.” Whenever I … Continue reading

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Noisome

“Offensive, disgusting, noxious, harmful or injurious to health.” This past week, I tried really hard to plan out our dinners to improve our quality of eating and to save money. Today for some reason, we decided to go out to … Continue reading

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Polpette

“Italian for meatball, they are usually eaten as a main course or in a soup. Every Italian kitchen has its own recipe, but the typical meatball is made of ground pork or beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, cheese, garlic and onion.” The … Continue reading

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