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Story behind the video shoot

Posted by Robin Abel on

A few months ago, I got a Facebook message from Fred Solman. "Want to do a video with me?"  I'm up for just about anything so I said sure.  Then I thought about it... perhaps I should have asked Fred what kind of video we were making.  Now, I know Fred so it's not like I answered some stranger asking me to be in a video but I'm not sure what I just committed to. He got back to me.  "We're going inside the Kaufman House."  No way!!!  I'm totally in now!!!   Let's back up and explain the players.  ...

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The incredible, edible EGG!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Eggs are a staple in most of our homes.  Whether you use them for baking or scrambling, they are one of those items we always have around.  But how much do you know about eggs?  Probably not much.  Neither did I until I started getting "egg people" and they started teaching me all about these basic, sometimes overlooked kitchen items.   Free range, pastured, cage free, organic, white, brown... there are so many words we add to eggs.  I think it's all made up to just confuse us.  While I don't claim to be an egg expert, here are some basics on...

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Jam brings us together!

Posted by Robin Abel on

We hosted a few new friends for dinner the other week.  We don't know each other very well so I wasn't sure exactly what to make for dinner.  Breakfast seems to be a pretty safe bet.  The refrigerator was filled with bacon, sausage and eggs and I made biscuits.  Maybe someone would make a breakfast sandwich, maybe eat them all separately, who knows.  But those basic elements gave people a starting point.   The biscuits went out and we started grabbing jams to slather on them. Turns out, I have a ridiculous amount of jams and jellies in the refrigerator!...

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Be encouraging this winter

Posted by Robin Abel on

A friend of mine posted on Facebook the other day how important encouragement is.  I sent her a quick text on how wonderful she is and how grateful I am for her friendship.  She responded with telling me how great I was too.  The little love fest when on for a bit and what struck me was the words she used to describe me were not ones I would have chosen.  Where as I see my failures and shortcomings, she sees my strengths, she watches what I accomplish in amazement and she is always encouraging.     Isn't it funny...

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Eating LOCAL all winter long

Posted by Robin Abel on

When you think of eating local, a farmers market comes to mind and all their fresh, colorful vegetables. With winters freezing temperatures and people in hibernation mode, it's easy to forget how many great items are available no matter what season we're experiencing.   Before super markets became a way of life, people had gardens.  They visited local store, such as the butcher, the baker, perhaps a candlestick maker (now you can't remember where comes from!) to gather staples for their homes.  They used the growing season to eat delicious, fresh food as well as can these items to eat all...

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