Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Tomatoes are in Season: Don’t Miss Them!

“Bob, slow down! Now get ready to pull over! There’s a stand around the next corner. We can’t miss it!” Mom chirped at Dad in the front seat of our 1961 Pontiac, Bonneville. “Oh hell! Don’t you already have enough … Continue reading

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Homeade Frozen Corn

A sweet remembrance of summer with garden corn on the table in fall and winter garnished with crisp bacon crumbles. Every summer we cordoned off a portion of our garden for sweet corn. It was a fun food for us … Continue reading

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7-Layer Tex-Mex Dip

This is a recipe that’s been around for a long time and each time I make it, it’s like I’m tasting it for the first time. Terry Webb, a firefighter’s wife from Kent, Washington, shared it with me back in … Continue reading

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Cupid Made Me Do It

Cupid Made Me Do It is a story I wrote back in 2002 just after my husband, Ed, had triple by-pass surgery. That’s been a lot of years ago and I’m pleased to say his health couldn’t be better, something … Continue reading

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Salmon Rice Casserole

We ate salmon often when I was a kid growing up but I didn’t wake up to how really good this distinctive, pink-fleshed fish was until I went to work for a Japanese fishing company in Seattle. They brought freshly … Continue reading

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Shrimp Tomato Stew with Zucchini

This recipe and story are also in my book, Pork Chops & Applesauce with a story titled, Aunt Joy Recalls Childhood Memories, about when my aunt and uncle were dating back in the 1950s. The recipe has gone through its … Continue reading

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Salmon Sandwich

The fish sandwich started with a quaint restaurant called BlackFin Bistro in Key West, Florida that my husband and I discovered while trying to get some relief from the heat last September. We ordered lots of water and a red … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – November 29, 2012

Ann asked: With all the concern about buying organic, even butter, eggs and cheese, have you found any butter, eggs or cheese that don’t break the bank at the cash register? My answer: This is a tough one because it’s … Continue reading

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Ask Cynthia a Question – November 15, 2012

Ann asked: I love fruitcake. What are your favorite recipes? My answer: I have posted my favorite fruitcake recipe on my blog this week. Your question is timely because if we want our fruitcake to languish in rum or brandy … Continue reading

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Halibut with Spicy Picante Sauce

Halibut with Spicy Picante Sauce 2 pounds cod fillets, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice Picante Sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped or sliced thin 1 clove garlic, minced 1 … Continue reading

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