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About floricooks

I cook; I feed; I eat

It ain’t over until the turkey stock is in the freezer

…and oh, boy is it ever. If you followed my past few posts, you know that one part of my Thanksgiving this year was stuffing both a turkey and a kabocha squash (for the vegans) to go into the oven … Continue reading

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T Minus One and Counting

I was so intent on reporting on pie day that I left out the part about doing battle with a massive horseradish root to make creamed horseradish sauce for my neighbors Ryan’s rib roast. In his early 40s, he finally … Continue reading

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Too dry for pie!

The crazy southern California Santa Ana weather made this a challenging day for baking. I know; I know…sorry, Buffalo. It was 82° today and BONE DRY. Pastry just would not behave. I pushed through and the pies are lovely! We … Continue reading

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Color Part Next

After last week’s drab dinner comes this – All week long I seemed to be eating lots of orange things. By Saturday there there bits of this and that left in the refrigerator: roasted carrots and a butternut squash, sweet … Continue reading

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Sunday morning ruminations on color

No photo of last night’s dinner because it just was not a pretty plate of food. I made some simple boiled potatoes – I’m eating more of the all-blues from Alex Weiser and his siblings, but they’re not pretty. When … Continue reading

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