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So Many Quick Ways to Soften Butter

Recipes often call for softened or creamed butter.  There are many ways to soften butter easily without any fuss. You can always soften butter the old school way – by letting it stand at room temperature until it has softened, but what usually happens is when you need softened butter, your butter is all in […]

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Easy Ways to Add More Vegetarian Protein to Your Diet

Where do vegetarians get their protein from? And how hard is it for a vegan/vegetarian diet to meet the recommendations for this essential building block? The question of protein or lack of it was never one of my concerns when I became a vegetarian over 25 years ago. I just knew that I didn’t want […]

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Russians – Three Ways

I think I may be watching too much Masterchef when I start grouping unrelated incidents in the news in foodie terms.  But my title has nothing to do with food. Russians Three Ways refers to three stories in the news, all on different continents that involve Russians. Odd Associations Well sort of – One story […]

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So, How do you Ripen your Avocados?

There are many ways to ripen avocados. I’m just learning this because I’m staring at five delicious hard avos. So I really want to know – how do you ripen them? Some people wrap them in newspaper, others put them in a dark cupboard and others just leave them and hope they will ripen to […]

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