Thank you for sticking around, posts will be slow.

October 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | 6 Comments
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Thank you for sticking around and all of you that follow my blog! Posts will be slow and not as of ten until I get all my computer problems solved. My old computer finally died and I purchased a new one. So learning where everything is at and the switch from Windows 7 to 10 I’m a lot LOST! Hopefully everything will be up and running smoothly soon. Thank you all!


FOOD for ALL Food Truck Rally – September 29, 2018, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Marcum Park, 134 N 2nd St, Hamilton, OH 45011, USA

September 28, 2018 at 12:09 PM | Posted in Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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FOOD for ALL Food Truck Rally
September 29, 2018, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Marcum Park, 134 N 2nd St, Hamilton, OH 45011, USA

Price: Free
Phone: 513-874-0114
In commemoration of Hunger Awareness Month, Shared Harvest Food Bank will host the city of Hamilton’s first-ever food truck rally, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 29.

Some of the finest purveyors of portable food will be set up around Marcum Park for a day of feasting, frolic and fun.

The day’s activities include a corn hole tournament, children’s crafts and activities, a petting zoo, a “Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt” and live music on the RiversEdge Amphitheater stage.

Volunteers from Shared Harvest Foodbank will be on hand to answer questions about hunger and poverty in the area and food donation barrels will be set up around the venue, but admission is free.

For more information, call 513-874-0114 or visit on the Internet and click on the “News” button.

Indoor farming company coming to Hamilton

September 22, 2018 at 11:18 AM | Posted in Food | 2 Comments
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A Cincinnati-based farming business that bills itself as “pioneering the future of food” is building in Hamilton the first fully-automated indoor farm in the United States.

80 Acres Farms, which grows fruits and vegetables in an energy-efficient, indoor environment, was created to make a difference in communities by providing affordable, fresh, local food, said company spokeswoman Rebecca Haders.

The firm will start growing tomatoes and herbs in a new Hamilton facility by early 2019, with strawberries soon to come……..

Click the link below to see the entire article

Kitchen Closed

September 6, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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Tonight’s Menu: Soup, Maybe…..

I had to be at the Dentist at 8:45 this morning for some work. So I’m on liquids and the Kitchen is closed until the morning! Take Care All!

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha August 24 – 25, 2018

August 24, 2018 at 12:43 PM | Posted in Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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America’s Largest Beer and Comedy Festival returns to Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point Park for its 12th year! Featuring more than 100 beers, ciders & wine along with over 80 comedians on 4 stages. Cincy Brew Ha-Ha creates the perfect recipe for a great time with friends, laughter and plenty of beer.

Friday, Aug. 24th from 5pm to 12 Midnight
Saturday, Aug. 25th from 4pm to 12 Midnight

The comedy is absolutely FREE!!!
$5.00 = Beer Wristband that gives you access to drink
​$1.00 = 1 Beer Ticket (2 Beer Tickets = Sample Size Beer &
7 Beer Tickets = Full Size Beer)

Sawyer Point Park is located at 705 East Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH.

Kitchen Closed, took Mom out to eat for Dinner Tonight!

August 23, 2018 at 5:28 PM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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Had to be at the Doctor’s office at 8:00 for my 4 month check up of; Sugar, Cholesterol, and such. Afterward I stopped and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s and I stopped by Panera Bread and picked up an Egg, Ham, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich for myself. It’s another beautiful Fall like day out there again! Sunny, no humidity and 79 degrees. Got the cart out and did a little yard work. Then rode around the neighborhood and enjoyed the day. The Kitchen is closed tonight Mom wanted to go out to eat. So tonight it’s Outback Steakhouse! See everyone tomorrow!

From the Home Garden…..

August 10, 2018 at 11:38 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | 4 Comments
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A little sample of the home garden, along with the Vegetables I have Sweet Basil, Rosemary, and Thyme growing.




May 1, 2018 at 11:21 AM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Thank you Everyone, I now have 3,500 followers! Thank you to each and everyone of you!

Mint Julep

April 30, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon (or some other spirit), water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular.

A mint julep is traditionally made with four ingredients: mint leaf, bourbon, simple syrup, and crushed ice.

A mint julep served in the traditional silver cup

Traditionally, spearmint is the mint of choice used in Southern states, and in Kentucky in particular. Proper preparation of the cocktail is commonly debated, as methods may vary considerably from one bartender to another. The mint julep may be considered a member of a loosely associated family of drinks called “smashes” (the brandy smash is another example, as well as the mojito), in which fresh mint and other ingredients are muddled or crushed in preparation for flavoring the finished drink. The step further releases essential oils and juices into the mixture, intensifying the flavor from the added ingredient or ingredients.

Traditionally, mint juleps were often served in silver or pewter cups, and held only by the bottom and top edges of the cup. This allows frost to form on the outside of the cup. Traditional hand placement may have arisen as a way to reduce the heat transferred from the hand to the silver or pewter cup. Today, mint juleps are most commonly served in a tall old-fashioned glass, Collins glass, or highball glass with a straw.

The mint julep originated in the southern United States, probably during the eighteenth century.

U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced the drink to Washington, D.C., at the Round Robin Bar in the famous Willard Hotel during his residence in the city. The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine. The word itself is derived from the Spanish “julepe”, from Spanish Arabic, and this from the Persian word گلاب (Golâb), meaning rosewater.

The mint julep was originally prescribed and appears in literature as early as 1784 “sickness at the stomach, with frequent retching, and, at times, a difficulty of swallowing. I then prescribed her an emetic, some opening powders, and a mint julep.” An appearance of a mint julep in print came in a book by John Davis published in London in 1803, where it was described as “a dram of spirituous liquor that has mint steeped in it, taken by Virginians of a morning.” However, Davis did not specify which spirit was used.

Americans enjoyed not only bourbon-based juleps during the nineteenth century, but also gin-based juleps made with genever, an aged gin.

A mint julep

The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs in association with the Kentucky Derby since 1938. Each year almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, virtually all of them in specially made Kentucky Derby collectible glasses.

In a contract arrangement between the Brown-Forman Corporation and Churchill Downs that has lasted more than 18 years, the Early Times Mint Julep Cocktail has been the designated “official mint julep of the Kentucky Derby”, although the Early Times sold within the United States is a Kentucky whiskey, not a bourbon, due to its being aged in used, rather than new, oak barrels. However beginning in 2015, Old Forester, which is also produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation, is now “the official drink of the Kentucky Derby,” when sold as Old Forester Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail.

Since 2006, Churchill Downs has also served extra-premium custom-made mint juleps at a cost of $1000 each at the Kentucky Derby. These mint juleps were served in gold-plated cups with silver straws, and were made from Woodford Reserve bourbon, mint imported from Ireland, spring water ice cubes from the Bavarian Alps, and sugar from Australia. The proceeds were used to support charitable causes dedicated to retired race horses. Woodford Reserve, Early Times, and Old Forester are sister brands produced by Brown-Forman, and under the terms of its current marketing agreement with Churchill Downs, Woodford Reserve is called the “official bourbon” of the derby.

In May 2008, Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass. Churchill Downs, in conjunction with Brown-Forman, commissioned the Weber Group to fabricate the 6-foot (1.8 m) tall glass (7.5-foot (2.3 m) if the mint sprig is included). The glass was constructed from FDA food-grade acrylic, heated and molded into the shape of an official 2008 Derby glass. It had a capacity of 206 US gallons (780 l; 172 imp gal), and distributed the Early Times mint juleps at the Derby with an elaborate pumping system concealed within the “stir straw”.


Happy Easter!

April 1, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Happy Easter everyone! No Dinner post tonight. We are spending Easter visiting Dad at assisted living and then over to spend Easter Dinner with family. I’ll be back tomorrow. Happy Easter all!

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