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A Diapered Bookworm

By HomeRearedChef, published on May 5, 2016

Young Penelope is a real “bookworm;” she truly loves her assortment of children’s books, and her collection is large, and growing. I dare say: she is obsessed! And she is not even three-years-old yet; her parents are still working on getting that potty training thing down. So though she may be a little reluctant to leave her diapers behind, for the moment, she certainly understands the world of books, because her vocabulary is considered rather advanced. She always makes sure her sentences are understood, and really works hard to enunciate, slow and clear.

“Maleficent, Cruella Deville…”... (more)

Tags: diapered bookworms, children reading, young readers

For Love Of Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

By HomeRearedChef, published on Apr 28, 2016

What I wouldn’t give at this moment to have a homegrown, vine-ripened tomato. I’d slice it up and make a sandwich; of thickly cut slices, lightly sprinkled with fleur de sel and coarsely ground Balinese pepper, then I’d add a thin layer of raw, sweet onion, and a few just plucked basil leaves, all sandwiched between warm slices of recently-out-of-the-oven baked milk bread, bread slathered with homemade Tuscan mayonnaise—mayonnaise created with the greenest of extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar! I am drooling with the image and deeply aching with the anticipation of it all.

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Tags: homegrown tomatoes, vine-ripened tomatoes, home depot, orchard supply, small patios, balcony gardens

What Does Your Computer Avatar Say about You?

By HomeRearedChef, published on Apr 25, 2016

An avatar is a real life digital photo or any graphic image (cartoon or otherwise) used to create an alter ego—an image or illustration meant to represent you. It is commonly seen alongside a user’s post, for others to easily recognize the owner/author of that post. Therefore choosing the perfect avatar, the ideal picture, certainly goes a long way in establishing a connection (a one-on-one feel) with the reader/visitor. So what does your “computer avatar” say about you to others?

I have used many photos of me in the past, and each one lends a different feel about the person that I am.... (more)

Tags: computer avatar, incognito avatar, internet avatar, blogger's avatar

Ricotta-Parmesan and Pecans Pound Cake

By HomeRearedChef, published on Apr 22, 2016

“A slice of cake for a smile,

For a pound of cake I’d walk a mile.

A wedge of cake I’ll give to thee,

To dunk in tea and share with me,

Or a cup of coffee if you’d rather!” A poem by V. Kahler-Anderson

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Steps 1:

Temporarily take out the middle rack from the oven, and generously butter and lightly flour 1 large fluted pan; set aside.

Steps 2:

2 cups whole pecans, then lightly toasted and roughly chopped

Steps 3:

8 large eggs

2 cups white sugar

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Tags: vanilla, parmesan, ricotta, toasted pecans, pound cake, homemade cake

Home on the Range Fried Chicken recipe

By HomeRearedChef, published on Apr 19, 2016

“Oh, give me a home where the chicken does roam,

Where the drumstick is fried light and crispy divine,

Where my taste buds delight from the sweet, salty brine,

And my heart doth rejoice all day long!”

Poem composed by VKA, sung to the tune of “Home on the Range”

If you know the tune you sang the song, didn’t you? Smile!

This tweaked recipe is in part inspired by the great Miss Edna Lewis.

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Recipe is for 8 servings (can easily be cut in half to serve 4)

STEPS... (more)

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“I Do!” Today And Forever.

By HomeRearedChef, published on Apr 15, 2016

To my most significant other, my forever treasured Lancelot Knight.

You were always meant to be my soul-mate, my husband, and my friend.

Surely you know that you’ve always been my every sleeping and waking fantasy.

And truth be told, I dreamed about you before I ever knew you.

Surely, without you, I would have never braved to continue onward,

No, never, not without you!

Together we’ve faced the world, fearless and inseparable,

Together, steady, we’ve walked forth; arm in arm and cheek to cheek.

When we were young we talked and worried... (more)

Tags: love poem, couples enduring, timeless love

Men Threatened by a Woman’s Success and Intellect

By HomeRearedChef, published on Apr 13, 2016

Not always is a “successful” woman appreciated by her partner or husband when she may hold a better position and make more money than he does. It takes a secure man to emotionally handle being with a woman that is highly educated and more successful, and consequently has a greater income. And it takes an even greater man to support her morally and unconditionally.

For a woman that has achieved success and position it means that she has educated herself and used her abilities to the fullest—to do all and be all... It doesn’t mean that he is a lesser man nor should he feel that he is.

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Tags: successful women, women providers, educated women, successful couples

Homemade Bone Broth — Health In A Pot!

By HomeRearedChef, published on Apr 2, 2016

Bone broth, healthy, nourishing, and “gut-friendly,” a natural remedy for the cold and for so much more that ails us, found in a single pot. This healthy broth, chock full of amazing nutrients, not to mention rich and soul-satisfying to drink, can be made at home, allowed to simmer-away on your stove for many, many hours—even a couple of days’ worth, when time allows.

My life changed; literally, from the moment I discovered how to [properly] make bone broth from scratch, in the convenience of my home’s kitchen, because I discovered two influential books: Brodo by Marco Canora, and The... (more)

Tags: soup recipe, bone broth, homemade soup, homemade stock, homemade broth, bone stock

Putting Faces to the Noisy Floor Above

By HomeRearedChef, published on Mar 31, 2016

“I can’t take the loud thumping anymore! Honey, please, we’ve got to do something about that! We’ve either got to call the office in the morning and complain, or we march upstairs to say something to them! But this has to stop!”

From the floor above it came, incessant, nerve wracking, enough to drive one mad!

On and on it went: movement of heavy feet; doors and drawers closing loudly; and the pitter-patter of little feet running, back and forth, from one end of the apartment to the other... EVERY NIGHT!

We’ve recently moved in to a new apartment, sandwiched between the... (more)

Tags: noisy neighbors, living upstairs, learning tolerance

My “Garbage” Becomes A “Treasure” To Someone Else!

By HomeRearedChef, published on Mar 17, 2016

How ironic life is, that my “garbage” of today—items no longer serving a purpose (truth: it simply needs to go due to lack of space in our on-going down-sized living)—was once-upon-a-time my beloved treasure. And yet this same garbage today becomes someone’s happy find, a treasure to another.

“Finders’ keepers’, losers’ weepers…”

Yes, I actually cried at seeing it all gone!

No sooner had I taken out my “garbage” than it was swiftly picked up. It disappeared in a matter of moments. No doubt taken by sharp eyes watching from somewhere nearby. As soon as I had placed my garbage—decorative... (more)

Tags: life changes, garbage, treasures, personal belongings

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