I woke up and wanted to stay in bed, so I did for a few extra minutes. Not enough to be late, but enough to feel a little naughty and luxurious. I got up, did my morning business, and had some breakfast. Business and breakfast done, I got dressed. The temperature was in the 40s,…

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I was a cooking machine today. On the menu this week, we have: Baba ganoush – the recipe called for 4 cloves of garlic; I used 8 (and some extra garlic powder). It might be illegal outside of Gilroy, CA Roasted Chicken Thighs – a little salt, a little pepper and a good dash of…

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I saw a package of hard candy the other day that seemed a bit silly. It stated, “Fat Free”. Well yes, a solid pill of sugar with a little bit of flavoring and color would be fat free. But that doesn’t make it healthy or even remotely nutritious. I realize all hard candy is not…

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I have gotten into the habit of cooking for the week instead of one day. Sunday is my day to cook. All the food is currently in the oven roasting away and I have settled down on a cold Denver day to a mug of strong coffee spiked with a little cardamon, cinnamon, and nutmeg.…

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I have never baked “from scratch” cookies before. I’m a great cook and can improvise recipes with pretty decent success. Baking has always been too precise for me, so I avoid it, or cheat by using something that came in a tube with a photo of a chubby cartoon sailor on it. Fast forward to…

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One cup of good strong coffee (decaf) brewed with fresh cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamon. Enhanced with a shot of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, a shot of Tuaca, and some stevia. It was amazing. Definitely like a hug in a mug and the perfect way to say goodbye to another great day in Denver.

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I have always been a little leery of the Hindu practice of keeping cows sacred until today. I realized that salted butter is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. I totally get it now. Well played, Hindus. Well played. (Although in complete honesty, I still think the factory is tasty and will continue to eat beef,…

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