Ring in the season…with Ginger

I’ve always had a soft spot for ginger beer. Maybe it’s because it’s like ginger ale, but has that extra-gingery, spicy kick. Or perhaps because it has beer in its name, yet is still pleasingly sweet. When I came across this apple/ginger beer-flavored cocktail, it got me thinking – where exactly did ginger beer come

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What Are We Teaching Our Children?

My stepdaughter left Philly under a cloak of darkness. A year + change of her college experience had rendered her lost and confused. Is that why grown-ups are going to prison on behalf of their kids? Have we lost sight of what education is really all about? My siblings and the lion’s share of my

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A New Ingredient Oh So Fowl

It was brought to my attention by a Wisconsin friend, author and professor that she was suffering kitchen burnout – at a loss about what to do with our most beloved of go-to’s – the tender bird. I heard her plea and decided to try something new. I’ve been captivated by the word “Pozole” and

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