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Rebecca
Tennessee, USA
Interests: food, photography, cocktails
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Vivian Howard explores the south one ingredient at a time in the new PBS series A Chef's Life. She swore she'd never return to small-town North Carolina, but after her parents made a deal with her, she and her husband,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Even though I'm a fan of Mika Brzezinski's books, I haven't seen her live on Mornin' Joe. My television watching is of the binge sort; a season of The Killing, or Breaking Bad, or Orange is the New Black. Had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Potlikkery
twas a minor irritant. was able to mostly ignore it and move right along.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2013 on tequila mockingbird at Potlikkery
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Devouring Tequila Mockingbird this month. Sure, you can read it straight through. But I find it's better to take it in sips, like a cocktail. Its subtitle (and clever title) tells all: Cocktails with a Literary Twist. As a bookish... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Thinking about strawberry soda for Juneteenth made me realize I've never tasted it. Sure, orange and grape sodas were staples of my childhood, but never strawberry. Short searching brought me to use real butter who shared a strawberry syrup recipe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Potlikkery
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It's summertime, the perfect time for a smoothie. And if you're cultivating a smoothie addiction then you may be at the point where you need a few tips regarding the smoothie life. So let me provide a bit of smoothie-laden... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Eli Brown is clever. He writes sentences that throw readers into the action: Mr. Percy finally realizing his obligation to protect his guests, made a valiant attempt to retrieve an heirloom sword from the mantel, but the massive Mr.Apples brought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Two days until Juneteenth rolls around: June 19. If you're new to celebrating it, then there's cause for jubilation as it commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. So, it used to be more "functional" in that black... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Potlikkery
there's a celtic festival just down the road from us and they serve haggis. it's not authentic haggis, but a facsimile. the kobe hot dog sounds divine. would love that. and the calamari. THAT sounds like food truck heaven. lucky you.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2013 on 3 reasons food trucks rock at Potlikkery
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First heard about Rosie Schnaap's Drinking with Men: a Memoir on NPR back in the spring and it's been on my "to buy" list for a great while, but somehow it slipped my mind and somehow I forgot to contact... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Celebrating the indie spirit: owned and operated In my little city chains abound, so I'm crushing on food trucks... all two of them. Used to be three, but the BBQ food truck on the Jonesborough Highway folded a few months... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Potlikkery
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First you should buy The Body Reset Diet. Okay, just borrow it from your public library. Or, you could do it alone because there are scads of smoothie recipes out there on the internet. But you might not actually reset... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at Potlikkery
Backed up my iPad to the cloud yesterday pm and out of nowhere my original draft review of Gluten is my Bitch appears in my gmail inbox like Casper the Friendly Ghost and man don't watch the original version of... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at Potlikkery
thanks so much sheila. i'll have to check it out. it sounds familiar.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2013 on all apologies soup at Potlikkery
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thanks! you're welcome. try to do what i can!
Toggle Commented May 31, 2013 on allergy-friendly food for families at Potlikkery
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i seek the moments grace. multitasking is the bane of my existence. am trying to cull that from my life and be more mindful. someday i'll get it down. you & me both, maybe?
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Somehow Vintage Cakes snuggled deep inside my heart. Wasn't difficult at all, you see. Oh yes. I am shallow. I judge books by their cover. The prettier the better. But, if content doesn't match the pretty cover, then I'm done... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Potlikkery
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So I reviewed this galley at least a month ago. Wrote it up all nice and pretty on my iPad and LOST the dread thing, somehow. And have been super lazy about the re-write. Re-creating it might be a bitch,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Earlier this week my library closed half a day for training. That's my workplace, the academic library. We need lots of libation and lubrication after a day here. It's not the work, or the population we serve. It's the politics,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Yeah, yeah, ever late to the party. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook rocks, but you already know this, right? So I contacted SK's publicist ages ago (last fall) and received gallies and worked with the recipes for a few months and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Potlikkery
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This book threw me for a loop. I wasn't sure if the stories inside were real or made up, but does it matter? They're lovely and accompany the recipes to a T. You Be Sweet: Sharing You Heart One Down-Home... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Potlikkery
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Never-mind the three month absence. That's what this soup recipe is clearing up. The crippling fatigue I felt all fall, which prevented me from blogging, and cooking anything of note...well, the blogging about it part, at least, wasn't because of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Potlikkery
thanks Joseph, Elsa will be four next month and loves helping in the kitchen, especially with baking. right now she can't decide whether to be a doctor or firefighter, but who knows, she'll change her mind a million times between now and 30-something. Healthy pizza it is. we use gluten-free, low fat cheese and the type of flour varies depending on what's on hand. nor do we overload with toppings. tis usually a simple cheese pizza, the best in my estimation, but it's always easy to hide veggies underneath the cheese, too.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2012 on my girl loves dough at Potlikkery
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Hi Amma, Oh no! sorry to turn you off the book. I hope you'll give it a chance. I admired her determination because I'm a quitter plain and simple: When it hurts I don't run through pain. I did a Zumba class a few months ago, nevermind how kinesthetically challenged I am, I somehow forgot about my plantar fasciitis and regretted the pounding my heel took.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2012 on white jacket required at Potlikkery
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you did now, Susan! Thanks for letting me know. I need to try more and will do so now that we won't have the reliability of the farmer's market to fall back on.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2012 on glory glory glory foods at Potlikkery
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