I don’t mean to complain or anything, but this isn’t easy, and sometimes, especially on Sundays I can feel like I’m up against the wall. I try to do a lot of the cooking for my posts on the weekends, and when things don’t go as planned I feel the pressure. This past one was a weekend […]

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  • August 24, 2015 - 8:05 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - One of those days… hope you have a better week ahead NancyReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2015 - 8:46 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, the worst part was that I brought it all on myself!ReplyCancel

There are still people who use margarine rather than butter, and what you do in your own home is certainly your business, but when I go to a restaurant, and I include any place that serves food in exchange for money in that category I expect the real deal. Not so long ago I met […]

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  • August 21, 2015 - 12:59 pm

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Hell Yeah, and don’t forget the Miracle Whip.ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2015 - 4:55 pm

    Farin - I think it has a lot to do with what you were raised with. I grew up with margarine and powder dairy creamer for coffee (not that I had any coffee at that age)…… AND we owned a dairy farm. You would think we’d be pretty picky. But I grew up with that as it was cheaper and we weren’t exactly foodies who could tell the difference enough to care.

    Now, it unsalted butter and whole milk in coffee. I can settle for powder creamer or margarine, but my husband never had it growing up and can’t stand it. Crazy how our upbringing can influence these things.ReplyCancel

I’ve been looking for a job for a while, and now that I am in the interview process for one I find myself nervous about jumping into the frying pan. As part of the interview process I must work a stage in a restaurant, not that I would be working in a restaurant, but the job […]

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  • August 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Best of Luck Nancy. I wish I could say forget the anxiety, but perhaps you can use that in a constructive way, for I’m confident you’ve the necessary components to achieve any necessary requirements and exceed them! You Go Girl!ReplyCancel

    • August 17, 2015 - 9:55 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Thanks Peggy!ReplyCancel

  • August 17, 2015 - 6:44 pm

    Sarah Honey - Wow Nancy. It sounds so exciting. I’m sure you’ll be great and just try to relax. However that probably doesn’t help. And if I say “break a leg” it’s the wrong profession. So go kick some butt & bang some pots!ReplyCancel

August 15th is Julia Child’s 103rd birthday, and I raise a toast and say ‘Happy birthday Julia!’ When I was in culinary school one of my chefs was talking about her one day and said “Julia Child was the first homie” Huh? When I asked him what he meant he explained that she was the person who elevated […]

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  • August 14, 2015 - 6:47 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Happy Birthday Julia! Interesting insight Nancy.ReplyCancel

  • August 14, 2015 - 8:28 am

    Quirky Chrissy - Julie Powell is one of the reasons I started my blog (well, her and Amy Adams).

    Happy birthday, Julia!ReplyCancel

    • August 14, 2015 - 8:31 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Chrissy, Now I like her even better! Did you read her second book Cleaving? It broke my heart.ReplyCancel

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