Author Archives: Drew

Simple, Delicious Strawberry Sauce

The taste of this simple sauce of slightly sweetened, fresh strawberries transports me back to my childhood summers. In my memories, the berries are just picked and still sandy, the air is warm and humid, and my friends and I are … Continue reading

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Simple Dipping Sauce for Artichokes

Here’s a suggestion for an easy dipping sauce to enjoy with your artichoke. Years ago, a chef friend remarked that soy sauce and butter was one of his favorite flavor combinations. That comment inspired me to add soy sauce to … Continue reading

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How to Cook an Artichoke

I have to thank my husband, David, for this entry. He’s the one who discovered this cooking method for artichokes. I came to love artichokes when I lived in Northern California. Artichokes can’t be grown just anywhere. They need a … Continue reading

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How to Roast a Chicken

Most of you are probably planning to roast a turkey for Thanksgiving, but here’s an option for a smaller gathering: roast chicken. The technique for making a roast chicken and a roast turkey are the same. I love roast chicken, and it’s … Continue reading

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How to Calibrate a Thermometer

Calibrating your thermometer is one of the most important things you can do in preparation for cooking your Thanksgiving turkey. Why? If your thermometer isn’t calibrated you won’t get an accurate measurement of the internal temperature of the turkey as it … Continue reading

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Chocolate Coconut Bon Bons

On Monday I had the pleasure of being a judge at the 6th annual K&L Gates Cook-Off/ Bake-Off. This was a friendly, in-house cooking competition organized by the Diversity Committee at K&L with four categories for the dishes: appetizers, entrées, desserts, and … Continue reading

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Frozen Fruit Salad

What to do with leftover fruit salad? Freeze it using an ice cube tray if you have one.  Tweet

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Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy

All you parents with kids of a certain age will recognize the title of this post as the name of a fabulous song by the Wiggles. “Fruit Salad” was my all-time favorite Wiggles song. I was a major Wiggles fan; I … Continue reading

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How to Grow Endless Cilantro

I enjoy growing fresh herbs. They don’t require a lot of attention and you get a lot of flavor for limited efforts. However, one thing always had me puzzled. Whenever I would plant cilantro (coriander) it would rapidly bolt, go … Continue reading

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Snow Ice Cream

I know this is an odd post for April, but we had our biggest snowstorm of the season last week. It was the first time this winter that we could make snow ice cream, a childhood favorite of mine. My … Continue reading

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