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Dana McCauley and My First Ever Podcast

Update: First podcast launch ever? Make that WORST podcast launch ever. Internet Explorer refuses to launch it. Blogger refuses to embed it. And until iTunes adds me to the feed, no iPod can use it. Changing my motto to: Real podcasts. Real life. They ain't always...

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The Winner of Dana’s Top Ten Table is…

Talk about slipping in under the wire. Elizabeth from Stevensville, MI posted her comment at exactly noon today. I was in such a rush to enter her information and select a winner that I left the "e" off Stevensville. My apologies to all Stevensville residents. Congratulations,...

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Do you eat local? Think again.

I don't normally get on a soapbox but this video deserves 2 minutes and 46 seconds of your attention. It's not funny. It's not cute. It's just very eye-opening. I saw a raw version of this video during...

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Food or Sleep?

I've just returned from back-to-back conferences. Conference #One had decent coffee (with organic milk), fabulous croissants at breakfast, and a wide variety of flavourful food at the dinner buffet. And the desserts? I actually had a chocolate treat that was so rich I could barely finish...

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Book Giveaway – Dana’s Top Ten Table

After a steady diet of archive posts, I'm ready for something new. Culinary trend tracker, chef and cyber-friend, Dana McCauley, has generously donated a cookbook and her expertise for the cause. Not only will the lucky winner receive a signed copy of Dana's Top Ten Table,...

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From the Archives: Thai Coconut Soup

I'm on the road this week and will be dipping into the archives for a few tasty blasts from the past. This posts features a recipe that can warm you in winter but goes down easy any time of year. And if you're complaining about...

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Pitch Policy

I've been getting a lot of PR pitches lately and to save us both a lot of time and energy, I thought I'd post some DOs, DON'Ts and other sundry items. First, get my name right. Seriously. My name is Charmian Christie. First name:...

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Housekeeping

Today's post is a bit of a hodgepodge. June arrived while I wasn't looking and I've several items to clean up before getting back to the kitchen. 1. The May Poll results are in. A recipe index and printable recipes are the big winners with 43%...

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Bitchin’ Kitchen

I could really use a laugh. Not only does my butcher retire at the end of this week (sniff), the little community craft store next to it — the one where I bought my groovy reusable coffee sleeves — has closed shop. The sudden demise...

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Eat Real, Eat Local

Local food is important to me. Remember my conniption fit over Chinese garlic? Or the tears when my butcher announced his retirement? While I'm not a die-hard locavore who shuns coffee and gives friends grief over buying lychees, I think it's criminal to import zucchini...

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