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Kitchen Catharsis

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In this crazy pandemic world, there is only one place where I feel completely in control, and that is in the kitchen.  I was trained as a pastry chef and baker but over the years I am fortunate to have honed my culinary skills as well. Simply put, I know my way around the kitchen. […]

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This Kale Salad Changed My Life

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We are living in extraordinary times. The nonstop news coverage of the Coronavirus has driven many of us to feel anxiety, anger, fear, depression. It is a daily barrage of statistics including confirmed cases, deaths, recoveries, ventilators, PPE, antibody tests, jobs lost and unemployment claims, all set amidst a backdrop of tense political division. When […]

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Coronavirus Daze

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I have spent considerable time daydreaming about what I woulddo if only I had more free time: Exercise! Cook healthy, delicious meals from scratch! Spend quality time with family! Write that book! Read! Exercise!  I have discovered that successful people do all these things with their free time. This makes me feel like I am […]

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Faker Baker

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I trained in Baking and Pastry Arts at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY during another lifetime.  I worked as a baker in the Hudson Valley for ten years after completing my “studies”.  I crafted organic, artisan breads at Bread Alone in Boiceville, NY, made the “best biscotti and granola”  (Suzanne […]