New Aquaponics System

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The most asked question about aquaponics is “What is aquaponics?” But a close runner up and usually follows the answer to the first by about 2.362518 seconds is “Why aquaponics?” While the question does offer the opportunity for one to climb on the soap box and wax endlessly about the challenges and irresponsibilities of the modern agricultural industry complex, I …

Green Beans with Chinese Preserved Radish Stir Fry

Green Bean Stir Fry with Chicken and Preserved Radish Recipe

I try not to create recipes using strange Asian ingredients that you all might be intimidated in trying, but there are exceptions. No, don’t worry, I won’t be having you ask for soy sauce duck tongue (a delicious Taiwanese beer snack!) or ancient Chinese bitter herbal remedies (blech!) This recipe calls for Chinese Salted Radish or also called Chinese Preserved …

Giveaway: Wusthof Gourmet 8″ Chef’s Vegetable Knife

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About Wüsthof
Gourmet knives are crafted in Solingen, Germany — Wüsthof-Trident’s manufacturing and headquarters base since the company’s founding nearly 200 years ago. A family-owned and managed company with a rich heritage, the first Wüsthof factory was listed as early as 1814 in official documents of the Duchy of Berg. Additionally, the famous “Trident” logo was first registered in 1895. . . .

Fail-proof Easter Ham Recipes

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  I have grand plans for this Easter – but it involves Buddha and God granting a sunny but not too hot day to us. Instead of our usual lavish feast inside the house, I’d love to do a casual Easter picnic in our backyard – something not too fussy yet still special. No family in town this year for …

Giveaway: $175 Gift Certificate from Albion Fit

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About Albion Fit

ALBION’S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE WOMEN WITH THE MOST LUXURIOUS, FLATTERING, AND HASSLE-FREE FITNESS AND LEISURE APPAREL ON THE MARKET.
Our garments are fashionable and unique, but more importantly practical and technical. Designed by women, our apparel is crafted for women wherever they may be in their fitness goals. Our clothes easily transition from . . .

Kofta Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Cherry Sauce

Kofta Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Cherry Sauce Recipe

Last week, the boys were on spring break (does anyone remember when spring break was actually in Spring?) and we decided as a family to staycation the week instead of braving the crowds at Disney or spending money on traveling. With 5 acres, 2 dogs, 10 chickens, 150 koi fish, it costs us more than just the flight + hotel to …

Healthy Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe

Once a week, I head down to Sarasota to meet up with my friends for a “Sit and Spin” at The Good Yarn. My fiber-loving friends will understand what that means, and for the rest of you, it means that I hang out with friends while spinning wool on my Schacht Ladybug. Other than cooking, photography and blogging, I also …

Giveaway: Aroma Rice Cooker

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Cook your rice perfectly with this digital rice cooker from Aroma housewares. It has digital settings for white rice, brown rice and even has a food steaming function!
Aroma Rice Cook and Food Steamer Giveaway
This giveaway includes:

one (1) Aroma ARC-1010SB Rice Cooker & Food Steamer

From Aroma:

This model rice cooker and food steamer has our most popular . . .

Curried Beef Dumplings

Curried Beef Dumplings Recipe

This recipe for Curried Beef Dumplings is from Carla Hall’s brand new book, Cooking with Love. Carla is a co-host on ABC’s The Chew and a “Fan Favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef All Stars. What I love about this recipe is that it’s sort of a cross between steamed sui mai (dim sum dumpling) and pan-fried potstickers. It’s the best …