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Food bringing people together

Posted by Robin Abel on

Food is really amazing.  It fuels our body, tastes great (well, my kids aren't really sold on a bunch of vegetables but they're still young?), and it has the ability to bring us together.  We use it to celebrate major holidays like Thanksgiving, celebrate milestones like birthdays, and gather neighbors for summer block parties.     Recently my parents meet my mother's siblings to celebrate a milestone birthday for my grandfather.  Living in different time zones, they don't get together much but when they do there are stories told of the event.  Mostly about the food my aunt makes.  She...

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Cheers had the right idea

Posted by Robin Abel on

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came; you want to be where you can see, our troubles are all the same.” How many of you sang this as you read it?  This is one of the most well known theme songs from the 80’s show Cheers.  This song was so popular that it reached the top of pop music charts, got an Emmy nomination, and has been voted the best theme song ever.  We all want to feel special. We all want to feel like we can add something to the world. And we all...

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Spice-A-licious! if that's a word

Posted by Robin Abel on

A friend said to me the other day, "You are really into those spices!"  Clearly the vast amount of facebook posts including our new spices is saying something about my cooking.  We were not a bland cooking house growing up so spices are very important to me.  When I got married, one night I asked my husband, "How do you make ground beef?"  He answers "Beef?"  Oh no, that's not it!  You have to add a bunch of other stuff to it.   We've changed up our spices in the store to include 3 different companies with different focuses.  We've been using them...

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The evil Gluten!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Gluten is not a word I heard growing up.  It's one of those new things that is changing the way we eat and for those of us who don't struggle with such issues, we're not really sure why.  On the other hand, for people who are new to understanding they live with gluten issues, being able to identify and manage their diet is such a game changer. So what's the big problem with gluten and why is it effecting so many people? Having no scientific or health background, I have to research and ask experts what's the big deal.  Here's a link from...

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