Tag Archives: chef

One tempting breakup that will leave you yearning for more

Oh. my. goodness. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve recently discovered a product called ‘Brownie Brittle’. It’s sixteen ounces of decadent, crunchy, looks-like-a-brownie-but-crunches-like-a-cookie goodness. It should be called ‘brownie crack’ because one bite and you’re hooked. It comes in four amazing flavors, and it really is delicious. Now, because it’s what […]

Simple fake honey from an everyday belittled weed

Recipes flutter about on social media like flies to..well, honey. I saw one such recipe as it floated by on the wings of one of my Facebook groups.  It was a site I typically only half pay attention to, because some of the members are…well, a little….over-the-top.  A little too focused on end-of-the-world, apocalyptic scenarios, […]

Salt is the cure for just about anything

Most of us have heard the phrase, ‘The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea”. So who wouldn’t want your own bottled version? For me, the best recipes are born from great stories and histories, just as some of the best products are born from a single, random thought. An […]

Cheerful fellowship and heavenly syrup delight generations

Envision for a moment your idea of what the perfect down-home, small town experience might be like…imagine the interaction with family and friends, strangers who become friends quickly, worn wooden chairs next to a heated stove, comfort, warmth and lots of fellowship. Now intertwine the aroma of warm maple syrup, the sublime taste of maple […]

A scandalous new twist to an authentic Irish treat

With a name like Colleen Maguire, it’s pretty obvious I’m Irish.  Now that I’ve established my  heritage (and therefore, trustworthiness), can I speak for most folks of Irish descent on a couple of issues? First, and most importantly, we don’t mind that you want to participate in St. Patrick’s Day. In fact – we love […]

The hypnotic danger of ‘no questions asked’

It won’t be a surprise to anyone to say that I am passionate about farm-to-table products/education and long-term sustainability in agriculture (among many other things).  I believe in moderation and balance in all things. I wholeheartedly endorse shopping locally, educating consumers and knowing the basics of growing your own food naturally. But what does farm-to-table […]