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    KJ's Kitchen

    Cooking at home

    How easy is it to cook at home? Do you get into the kitchen and make that delicious recipe grandma made or do you rely on a recipe book? I have a collection of my favourite recipe books that I have carried around with me from home to home. My recipe book collection includes ‘From the Galleys of Nantucket’ a book of recipes from the Ladies Union Circle, North Congregational Church, Nantucket. I have the Twelfth Edition (1983). The First Edition came out in 1969. It was a gift from family living in Boston, Massachusetts. Then there is ‘Herbs for the Kitchen’ by Irma Goodrich Mazza that I bought in…

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    Cook from scratch at home

    It is a satisfying past-time, if you have the time, to cook from scratch at home. There is nothing like a home cooked meal. A meal that is made from scratch without all the preservatives, sugar and salt additives. You may have read my recent post when I wrote about looking for a frozen meal option for my 92-year-old mother. I put my One&Only (O&O) in the position of a “taste tester” as we tried a few at home (a meal to share at lunch) to see if any were suitable. Apart from one Indian Butter Chicken the meals were not tempting. Then we were not sure of the nutritional…

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    Barefoot in the Kitchen

    It is not a good idea to go barefoot in the kitchen. If you dropped a knife you could stab yourself in the foot! When I was thinking about this I thought of the saying “barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen”.  It commonly refers to a woman’s place being in the home. Further, the woman should have as many children as she can during her productive years. Try to tell this to the Millennials. That is, the generation born between 1982-2002. Very slowly, the attitudes and views towards women is changing. No longer, is the only place for women in front of a stove with children hanging off her apron.…