Category Archives: Breakfast

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FINLAND IN THE HOUSE

kelsey2Souvenirs: Some world travelers keep diaries listing places they’ve been and sights seen. Maybe the photos and words jar memories of happy times but sometimes an aroma or a taste of a meal shared with loved ones can also trigger those memories.

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SATURDAY NIGHT SALVATION: SHRIMP AND GRITS

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Saturday night in our neck-of-the-woods is date night. Suburban, hip-town America where the bars, bistros, trattorias and restaurants are packed with happy, hungry revelers.

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STUCK IN JERSEY? BON APPETIT

My palate is stuck in Paris…while my body is still happily enjoying what we call local summer at the Jersey Shore. This is the moment when most of the tourists and summer denizens have gone back to where-ever-they-live and the traffic returns to something we consider normal. After living here for a quarter of a century I can attest to the fact that this is truly a time to rejoice. But why are my taste buds wishing to hang out at a true Parisian cafĂ©?

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BRUNCH? THANK THE BRITS

A peculiar fact about brunch, the meal that took breakfast and turned it into lunch, is that it originated in Great Britain. Yup. Not originally known for culinary endeavors, it was the Englishman’s love of the hunt that instigated a meal that is neither breakfast, lunch or dinner but a hybrid of all three.

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RAISING CULINARY MINDED KIDS

Breakfast in bed, might be your kids idea of a Mother’s Day treat. Scrambled eggshell omelet, burned toast and cereal with orange juice added for flavor, were some memorable dishes from the past.

Does this ring a bell with anyone? Kid’s learn from what they experience in their homes, and an important point here, they learn to love food from those who teach them to do so.

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