When In Doubt, Add More Bacon

Remember last year when I proved to you all that I am a silent auction queen?  Of course you don’t and I wouldn’t expect you to.  It was a long time ago and so much has happened since then.  A quick recap: I won a silent auction at a 5K I ran.  The culinary themed gift basket was full of cooking utensils, fancy salt and pepper shakers, kitchen towels, and a gift certificate for a Let’s Get Cookin’ class at the Westlake Culinary Institute.

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For The Love Of Bacon

Mentor Spotlight Week continues with a story of a man’s true love.

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, a pig was born on a farm.  That little porker grew up to be big and strong.  He lived a wonderful life eating from his trough until one day, the farmer came along and decided it was time for the pig to fulfill its purpose.  It was time for the pig to be eaten.

Not long after the pig had been sold to the butcher and packaged into pairs of pork chops and pounds of thin strips, a young boy had a piece of bacon for the very first time.  His life would never be the same and a love affair with the most delicious pork product was born.

That young boy was the Fonz.

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Summer Fades To Fall

Fall has finally come to Southern California and by fall I mean there was one day this week that was below 70°F for a significant portion of the day.  Yeah, we’re not much for actual seasons around here.  And darn it if I know what I’m missing.

The autumn colors of New England

I would love to have jumped into a giant pile of crispy red and orange leaves when I was a child or had the need to wear scarves for function not fashion.  However, I live in the land of the Indian summer where the heat lasts until the end of October.  Nevertheless, since Mother Nature is a tad confused about the nature of autumn in Southern California, I must find things to make it more fall-y around here.

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