Cooking with Lavender

I mentioned that I wanted to cook with lavender in my previous post.  Well, I tried it.  Let me say this – I love the smell of lavender.  I have lavender soap in my bathroom, lavender linen spray for my sheets, and a lavender-scented eye mask for the “corpse pose” in yoga.  I love it.…

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Happy Chinese New Year, Or How to Make Jiaozi

I have very fond memories of the Chinese New Year that I spent in China.  We spent three weeks in Yunnan Province, which is the most amazing area of China, at least of the places I’ve been.  Yunnan borders the countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Burma, and the provinces of Sichuan and Tibet.  Thus, there…

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Crêpe Making

Yesterday the NCAA National Championship in football was on tv, and as most good Southerners do, we rooted for the SEC team: Auburn University.  You do realize the SEC is the strongest conference, don’t you?  Well, you should recognize. Since we’ve been snowed in for two days, my diet has been limited to what I…

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Late Night Snack

Last night after several glasses of wine, we decided that we needed a late night snack.  After looking through the refrigerator, we pulled out a smoked catfish from A Taste of the Delta, Inc.  Unfortunately I couldn’t find a website, but there is a phone and fax.  I bet you could order one, since they…

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Butter Bean Hummus

In an attempt to have a Southern spin on popular dishes, I created butter bean hummus this weekend!  After I made my hummus, I looked online.  I’m not the first to do this, which doesn’t surprise me since you could make hummus out of any kind of bean it seems. But I did vary the…

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Borscht!

The temperature has finally dropped.  After a summer spent indoors and two bouts with the air conditioner (who won both times), the high is now 80 degrees but the mornings and nights are perfect.  October is my favorite month.  I love Halloween, falling leaves, the crisp air at night, hoodies, pumpkins, and scary movies.  In…

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