Last Fall when I attended Natural Foods Expo East I got a press bag filled with fun stuff, including Pure PB from Crazy Richard’s and I’ll confess it got forgotten in the back of my pantry, until I was sent a jar of Crazy Richard’s crunchy peanut butter to cook with and blog about. Now I am going peanuts […]

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  • April 24, 2015 - 8:45 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Hi Nancy, the peanut sauce looks interesting and I’ll bet my grandson would like this right over his ice cream!ReplyCancel

    • April 24, 2015 - 8:59 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, it tastes like Snickers!! I’ve been eating it with pretzels.ReplyCancel

I watched and heard the whole story unfold from closer than I wanted and when it was all over all I could think about was her last thought. When you live in a small town it is impossible to avoid other peoples’ business, and when there is a murder, especially one as tragic and gruesome […]

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Last Sunday I went to the 2015 Philly Farm and Food Fest, a one day event held in Philadelphia, and featuring all things farm, food and local. Whenever I go to one of these events I get a bit overwhelmed. There were over 150 producers and purveyors, so lots to see, taste, hear and then there […]

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  • April 20, 2015 - 8:12 am

    Jill - I saw another post about this and it looked like such a nice event! I wish I knew about food expos like this around me!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Kelly - I saw this on Peggy’s blog too. It looks like a great time. I wish we had one in Boston. Have a great week, Nancy!
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  • April 20, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Hi Nancy, fun Post, and so true with so many wonderful vendors and producers to see and take in, in many ways its like having a really fun ‘job’, but working hard to fully maximize the experience. It was so wonderful to see you at the event and get a bit acquainted- though I did get a chuckle realizing how much you already know of a person through their writing. Thank you for the mention in your Post. Hope to see you sometime again in the near future,and as the warmer weather settles in our way!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2015 - 7:18 pm

    Peggy Gilbey - Great to meet you in person at the Fest Nancy, a wonderful day it was! Thank you for the mention in your Post. Hope to see you sometime over these warm weather days!ReplyCancel

    • April 24, 2015 - 9:02 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, it was great to meet you too, though I felt like I already knew you :)ReplyCancel

Spring officially started over a month ago, but it has been a slow, reluctant one this year. I haven’t felt the urge to switch out my clothes for the boxes in the attic, and I am still sleeping with an extra blanket on my bed. The cherry blossoms are blooming, the forsythia and crocuses have […]

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  • April 16, 2015 - 11:30 am

    Marci Schwartz Lutsky - This looks fantastic Nancy!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Valerie Newman - Looks delicious. I like a cold soup. My butternut squash with apple and goat cheese.ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2015 - 5:30 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Valerie, yours sounds so good! Do you mix in the goat cheese when it’s hot, or use it as a garnish?ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    Peggy Gilbey - Delish Nancy! I’m sitting here with my second cup of coffee- which I never have- but it was so cold at the bus stop this morning… well, just like you said, perhaps your soup will do the trick for today’s meal!ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2015 - 5:31 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, these cold mornings are slowing me down! I still want to stay under the covers, but I know it won’t be long until I’m complaining about the heat…ReplyCancel

If you can learn how to cook, you can learn how to do anything. How do you learn? By doing it over and over, all the time. To cook you will need just a few things, but you will need all of them, all the time. You will never reach the end, you will always be learning more. Pace […]

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  • April 14, 2015 - 10:49 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Oh so true on all points Nancy! Fun Post of good advise.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2015 - 6:44 am

    Michelle Longo - I look forward to a time when I enjoy cooking again. I used to love it but then life happened. Right now I love rotisserie chicken and a premade salad.
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  • April 15, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    natalie - I use my hands, heart and intuition a lot when I cook. I love the tactile feeling of food, the immersive experience, and know just when to add more pepper to the soup. :)
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    • April 16, 2015 - 5:27 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Natlaie, it sounds like you are a natural! I bet your food tastes great.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2015 - 11:48 pm

    soapie - it’s so hard to feel confident in cooking… i wish i could just swallow up this post and offer my best when i cook. i guess i should do as you say, to cook more. thanks for sharing these words of wisdom!
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    • April 16, 2015 - 5:28 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Soapie, most people who are amazing cooks start out attached to cookbooks, and recipes until they feel comfortable. Repetition will make you better and more confident!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    Nate - Unfortunately, even if you hate cooking like I do you still have to do it regularly or go broke from eating out all the time.ReplyCancel

    • April 16, 2015 - 5:32 pm

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Nate, I agree eating out gets very pricey, and I’m sorry you have to do something you hate. What part of it do you hate? Do you make large batched of things to minimize the time you spend in the kitchen?ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2015 - 10:24 am

    yeah write #209 challenge winnersyeah write - […] how to cook by nancy […]ReplyCancel

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