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The Fifth Taste

  Umami, A Cute Way to Have it Anywhere Die hard foodies have been known to bring their own flavor boosters like salt, hot sauce or even chile flakes along with them to  increase  their  dining pleasure.  Now you can add that ethereal 5th taste Umami, by carrying these cute “Little Soya” fish when you […]

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Dinner Inspiration Found !

    Need inspiration for a dinner party or your week day family table?  The New York Public Library has kept 40,000 old menus tucked away in the rare-book room.  But, luckily some brilliant food minded library staffers and volunteers have started scanning and transcribing them so they can be accesssed online!  The collection includes […]

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Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker

I’m not much for appliances but, since my brick pizza oven is not yet a reality this  beauty does the trick.  This little Breville Pizza Maker delivers delicious crisp pizza crust everytime.  Plus you have the bonus of an amazing smokey pizza joint scent for hours after the pizzas have been devoured.  My pizza maker […]

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True Brit

I love, love, love boots and I love, love. love the Union Jack Flag.  I ripped out a photo of these kicky wellies from a magazine a month or so ago and have starred at them longingly on my bulletin board every day.  A little pricey at $195.00 but, I will wear them forever.  Limited […]

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I Could Eat the Whole Jar!

My mom tells a story of how a family friend gave me a giant jar of peanut butter for my birthday.  This gift was prompted by my mom discussing my bad habit of using my finger as a utensil in the peanut butter jar.  I LOVE  peanut butter and that giant jar of peanut butter […]

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Marcona Almonds

Have you tasted these?  Yum!  Fabulous, Rich, Almond heaven!   You can buy these wonders raw, as pictured above, or roasted with salt.  I have been buying mine at Whole Foods.  DELICIOUS!  I bought these raw beauties to make this Marcona Almond  Sea Salt Toffee I found on a blog called Bake at 350.   […]

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First Gift of the New Year

LOVE THIS!!!  Do you know of someone who has a big dream or goal they want to make come true this year?  Maybe it’s you,  or maybe it’s your best friend. Whomever it is,  give them the gift of a Dream Bank from UncommonGoods.   It works like this, before gifting the bank, place a […]

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Great Read for 2012

Can’t put this book down!  “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World”!  Newest tomb by Martha Beck.  Hope you meet your own Rhinoceros this year (if you haven’t already). Happy ,Happy New Year to you and yours!

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Sugared Cranberries

This is my new favorite holiday treat!  So easy and so beautiful in a silver dish or atop a creamy white cupcake. Homemade Cranberry Candy 2  cup  water 2  cup  fresh cranberries 2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup   regular sugar or superfine sugar or turbinado sugar Rinse fresh cranberries in a colander and set aside. […]

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It’s Addictive

  I have never been much of a cereal eater.  Bran Flakes with sugar, an occasional bowl of Frosted Flakes until now.  I have found a cereal with as much protein as an egg, tons of fiber and flax!  Kashi GOLEAN Crunch! The Honey Almond Flax is my favorite!  I could eat the whole box […]

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