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Food Blogs - Eating Their Words

Food blogs appeal to those who crave a personal connection with the source of their food, including a sort of personal relationship with those who provide recipes. Even with such a modern, technologically savvy platform, food blogs remind me of a time when recipes were shared among family and friends, neighbors or passed down from generation to generation. They allow a window into personal lives and the circumstances surrounding the food we eat, feeding our inner voyeurs as well as our tummies.

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Just Peachy

During the summer there is an abundance of fresh fruit available in grocery stores, farmer’s markets, pick-your-own and market gardens. I find it easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of fruit to eat and the work involved in preserving fruit. Fortunately, freezing is a simple way to preserve fruit. By carefully following directions, you can enjoy top quality, nutritious fruit year-round.

Fresh or frozen peaches may be used to make Peach Cobbler or Summer Peach Pie from the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen.  For information on how to freeze a variety of fruit, including peaches, check out the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen website at atcoblueflamekitchen.com

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Dinner with Julie - Pad Thai

Pad Thai has always been one of my favorites, and a great way to make use of leftover roasted chicken, pork or tofu as well as spring asparagus and sugar snap peas.

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Dinner With Julie - Chicken with Sourdough Dumplings

My name is Julie, and I’m a recipe-a-holic. There are worse vices (unless recipe addiction involves stockpiling decades’ worth of food magazines, and taking in any others that friends threaten to recycle). I have loved them since I was a kid. I know I’ve told you the story of pilfering peoples’ cookbook shelves and recipe boxes when I’d go over to babysit, after the kids went to bed.

I have in my travels thumbed past many a recipe for chicken & dumplings. So many, in fact, that I have become oblivious to them, even though it’s something I’ve never actually made before. Somehow it just blips past my radar: chicken & dumplings - know that one. Not even a glimmer of interest flitters through my mind. (Chicken and biscuits, yes - but that’s a whole different thing.)

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