Yes, I Cheat Now And Then…

Beef Stew - Detail - © J. Kenji Lopez-Alt via

This one will definitely be tagged under the category ‘Leftover Rhapsody’… I have a small knot of Roast Beef left over at the end of a leftover odyssey that goes back a week. First there was the dinner, then the sandwiches and, now, there will be Finale Beef Stew – the easiest you’ve ever made!

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More Good News On Oils And Fats

Today we’re going to digest (pun intended) a couple of reports that trumpet the benefits of Fats and Oils. Yes, bad Fats are bad for you. Too much good Fat is bad for you. But the right amount of the Right Fats can be helpful in a whole catalogue of ways – starting with supporting weight loss…

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Maggie's No-Fail Pumpkin Pie - Detail - © 2013 maggiejs

All is in readiness for our Thanksgiving Dinner here at the James residence. The Turkey will go into the oven at 11:30 this morning and be ready to come out at 4:30 this afternoon. I baked my Pumpkin Pie yesterday. And, with sister Erin’s assistance, the rest of the prep should be a breeze…

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French Resto Penalizes Cell Phone Users

Petit Jardin Sign - © Anonymous Diner

Devotées of English Football (Soccer) will know instantly what a Red Card means: ‘Out of the game!’ In France, they play by English rules. At one French Restaurant, the staff will politely ‘show you a ‘Red Card’ when you’ve broken a house rule rather than raise voices and disturb other diners…

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Fast Food Week!

Lots of action on the Fast Food front this past week… And much of it involves menu item reboots. All the big Burger chains are in on the action and there’s one special return to the market that will trigger fond (or horrid) memories for those who were high school or college students in the 80s…

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