Month: December 2008

New Year’s fiber fix: hummus

Hummus Who’s coming to dinner? This hummus recipe satisfies every generation. 1 cup cooked chickpeas 3 cloves garlic, crushed juice of 1/2 lemon 2 tablespoons tahina (sesame) 1/2 teaspoon salt olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped paprika Reserve 1/4 cup of liquid from boiled chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Mix crushed garlic, lemon juice, tahina and …

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Leave your shoes at the door–except in the kitchen

Strappy sandals, cowboy boots or bare feet?  What works in your kitchen? We leave our shoes at the front door–with the exclusion of the cookery. Double standard? Just basic safety. From home kitchens to commercial operations, those feet need more than the floor beneath them. The savvy shoe crowd over at the Foodie BlogRoll has been talking it …

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Gingerbread Lane

The Cookery was at its best this afternoon with 13 kids working their magic.  They decorated cookies and gingerbread houses and taste tested a few gum drops.  Worth the fuss of clean-up?  Yes!  This is the fifth year we’ve participated in a neighborhood gingerbread decorating fest which generates nothing but smiles.

Straw and Hay from the Frugal Gourmet

If you want to celebrate simplicity around your table this time of year, you may like breaking bread with The Magi, The Camel and the Little Lamb. I’m browsing “The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas.” Though I don’t own this cookbook (it’s currently on loan from the Austin Public Library) and never really knew much of …

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