Bon Appetit – Just Plain Good Food

Unexpected Surprises & Salt

Published August 11th, 2014

By Tammera Karr, PhD

My life does not transport me into the Metropolitan world much, however every once in a while I  journey to the hustle and bustle of a city. I was recently in Portland Oregon, my states largest metropolitan area, and for a change I had time to explore; a large gap in [...]

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The Food of a Nation – may not be what you think..

Published April 4th, 2014

Many of us owe much to those brave souls who traveled to America – the promise of a new land with nothing more than the cloths on their backs, what they could carry in a wooden chest, trunk, or satchel.

Not only did these individuals travel to the unknown, they also carried with them the [...]

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I’ll Take that with Onions

Published February 10th, 2014

We are now in the dead of winter. With the cold comes the rampage of flu and environmental allergies. The cold made me think of soup, and you can’t make real soup without garlic and onions. I also thought about all the client calls about sinus infections, colds and the approach of hay fever season. [...]

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Best Broccoli Soup Ever

Published October 1st, 2013

My son has been told ever since he was a little boy – “you better learn to cook, because the likelihood of finding a girl to cook for you is slim.” Personally, I think everyone needs to learn to cook regardless of age or sex. Too many times I have met elderly men who eat [...]

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A Thought About Beer?

Published August 27th, 2013

Labor Day weekend is here and with it some of the last big barbeques of the summer. Those who are not out bow hunting are maybe thinking about salmon fishing and the fall hunting season. What do these events have in common with the last big barbeque of the year? Well from the volume of [...]

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The Water of Life

Published May 18th, 2011

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCIH, CNC, CNW, CNH

The Gaelic “usquebaugh”, meaning “Water of Life”, phonetically became “usky” and then “whisky” in English. However it is known, Scotch whisky, or Scotch, Scotland has internationally protected the term “Scotch”, to be labeled as Scotch it must be produced in Scotland.

“Eight bolls of malt to [...]

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Good Cheer with Wine

Published May 18th, 2011

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD, BCIH, CNC, CNW, CNH

During the holiday season it is common for beer, wine and spirits to be given as gifts. I wondered about the history of these beverages and what their place has been in culture and holiday cuisine.

Wine is the second or some may argue the oldest [...]

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