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Body Snatched by Menopause and Feeding the Beast Within

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 19, 2012

These are times when I refuse to look at myself in the mirror and try instead to drown-out the voices of discouragement, lest I come to really hate what I see. And as the battle rages on, I am suddenly whisked-away by another voice, my dear Lancelot Knight’s, simple and sincere, “I love you and like you just as you are.”

Nothing could pull me out of the pit of despair faster than hearing my hubby say he loves me, and loves me just as I am! But just as I am, is an ever changing chameleon, ceaselessly morphing in and out. It is like time-traveling and finding myself inside someone else’s... (more)

Tags: health, menopause, women's changes, mood swings

Scallion & Cilantro Creamy Aioli

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 18, 2012

Drizzle this addicting and must try aioli over seafood, add to a meat sandwich, use as a topping for baked potato, to liven up a simple green salad, or tossed with pasta. This dressing can even be also be used as a dip with vegetables or even chips. Use to your heart’s desire and enjoy!

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

This recipe makes a little over 2 cups.

Steps 1:

1/2 cup lightly toasted pine nuts, cooled to the touch

1/4 cup [measured] coarsely chopped fresh dill

1-2 serrano chiles, seeded, coarsely chopped (more... (more)

Tags: dressing, creamy aioli, cilantro, scallions

The Night “The Man in Blue” Showed Us Mercy

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 16, 2012

Holding on to a job in the Silicon Valley then had become a problem for many. Harder still was to land a job. When my husband finally found work again, it was making a quarter of what he made before. And though it was income-enough to buy food, it wasn’t enough to have a place of our own.

So we lived here and there, at the mercy and kindness of family and friends, however separated from our two teenagers, still attending college. We did not want their education to be disrupted. It was imperative now more than ever that they finished their education. Without which they would not stand... (more)

Tags: homeless, jobless, merciful cops

Crab & Lobster Linguine with Brandy & Sherry Cream Sauce

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 15, 2012

This very scrumptious pasta is loaded with succulent fresh lump crab meat and chunks of sweet lobster. It is rendered even more delicious in a creamy, velvety white sauce, spiked and made light with the subtle tastes of brandy and cream sherry. Every bite is simply to-die-for!

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

Recipe makes 6 hearty servings.

STEPS 1 (marinating the lobster):

2 lobster tails (roughly 3/4 to 1 pounds each before shelling), shelled and cut into 1-inch pieces

7 cloves garlic (less to personal taste), peeled and... (more)

Tags: lobster, crab, pasta recipe, creamy pasta

Oh, Cursed, Wretched Menopause, When Will I Be Free?

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 14, 2012

Between the untimely crying, and occasional forced laughing—often mingled with more crying—everyone can see that I take center stage. I wear a double-sided painted face—a smile and a frown. I am the main attraction!

And nobody says anything to me, no sir-ree; I think they wouldn’t dare—my being menopausal and all. But if they could, they’d surely have plenty to say, and with good reason. No-one knows from one freakin’ minute to the next what mood I’ll be in or just who to expect to see: Me or the Banshee. Why…even I never know what mood I’ll find me in, or to what side of the bed I’ll... (more)

Tags: humor, women, menopause

Grilled-Cheese Monte Cristo & Tomato-Strawberry Jam

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 13, 2012

Grilled-cheese Monte Cristo came to mind when I picked and weighed in the last few good-looking heirloom tomatoes I gathered from my garden. Add a worthy spread of sweet, home-made tomato-strawberry jam between two slices of bread (such as Challah or egg bread), add a layer or two of ham and tender turkey, and then grill in butter to a delicious golden. Finish this delectable sandwich with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, cinnamon and cocoa.

Yum! Double yum!!

Talk about indulging your taste-buds and in one bite having your salt n’ sweet together.... Drool! This is an explosion of... (more)

Tags: grilled cheese, monte cristo, tomato jam

Remembering San Francisco’s Market Street EMPORIUM

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 12, 2012

I came to this country in the winter of 1964, at the age of eight. And on that very first American winter, my adopted American grandfather took me and my younger brother to The Emporium, on Market Street, in San Francisco. We saw our very fist American Christmas display, met Santa Claus for the first time and sat on his lap. And then we saw our very first American Christmas Carnival, of all places, on the rooftop of The Emporium. We rode a Ferris wheel, tasted yummy corn dog on-a-stick, and fell in-love with cotton candy—a cloud of pink, sugary delight.

Over the years we often shopped... (more)

Tags: san francisco, emporium, market street

Is It Selfish To Live Without Prescribed Medications?

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 9, 2012

I have asked myself this question many, many times, and I always come back to the same conclusion: I refuse to live my life taking prescription drugs, no matter what the cost. It is my life, after all!

For many years I watched my younger brother, who had kidney failure, going through weekly dialysis—blood cleansing, 3-times a week, and each session lasted about 4-hours (not including hook-up and take-down time)—and I saw his great unhappiness, watched the zest for life he once had flow right out of him. Until one day, at age 30, he stopped treatments and gave up on life.

Some... (more)

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Escabeche Cubano con Frijoles Negros

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 8, 2012

This very savory and highly seasoned fish is served cold or at room temperature, and it is traditionally served with Cuban Black Beans. We added ham shanks to the beans for an extra boost of flavor. It is a perfect meal to enjoy any day of the week, any time of the year.

My mother, a native Salvadoreña, is taking me on a kitchen tour, teaching me all of her favorite childhood and lifetime collected recipes. I will become her willing pupil, ready to learn everything she has to teach me. Because these are dishes that would otherwise be forgotten, if no-one took the time to learn, document,... (more)

Tags: escabeche, cuban recipe, black beans

Extreme Raspberry Vinaigrette

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 7, 2012

You will not believe the orchestra of flavors that will play on your taste-buds: the extreme raspberry, the subtle ginger and garlic—sweet-tart, salty and savory—a harmonizing choir of ingredients. And this recipe is unbelievably simple to put together, too!

I have yet to find store-bought raspberry vinaigrette that I like, so I decided it was about time I made my own. The final results are all in my mouth. Delicious!

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

Recipe is for 2 large dinner salads (roughly 1/2 cup dressing), and recipe can be doubled... (more)

Tags: recipe, raspberry vinaigrette, salads

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