Category Archives: cooking

Simply American Black Friday Alert!


I would sooner have a root canal without anesthetic than plan a huge shopping trip to the mall on the day after Thanksgiving.  Today I am planning a series of naps and setting aside plenty of time to savor our … Continue reading

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Important news I forgot to tell you about


It has been a crazy couple of weeks and I have not had time to do any posting.  So here are a bunch of Made in America tidbits I wanted to let you know about. Cooking with Gas If you … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s shiny!


As I have posted about many times, there is absolutely no reason you have to cook with cookware made by anyone other than members of our extended American family.  I discovered a new brand the other day that had previously … Continue reading

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If you can’t stand the heat,…


I have kvetched before about our tiny kitchen.  But if the biggest problem I have is a lack of counter space, I should probably shut my pie hole.  And no matter how small your kitchen is, you can stock it with American … Continue reading

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Well that makes it a lot easier!


Sometimes finding products you want that are made by members of our extended American family can be a bit of a struggle.  But thankfully, a lot of websites of well-known retailers are now including a “Made in America” search function … Continue reading

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Going to the cupboard


I am very excited to present my second video project with a fine American manufacturing firm.  Canyon Creek makes great kitchen, bathroom and any other kind of room cabinets in Monroe, Washington.  I had the good fortune to visit them … Continue reading

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She knows of what she speaks…and cooks


I’ve mentioned ManPans in a few posts in the past.  I love promoting ManPans because they are really great cookware and further they are made in my home state of Washington.  Well I’m writing an op-ed piece for a local magazine here … Continue reading

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I wonder why my coffee tastes so good?


Starbucks prompts varying responses from coffee drinkers in Seattle. The Seattle “down with the system man!” crowd often avoid Starbucks like the plague, opting instead for Cherry Street, Pegasus or some other small coffee shop when in need of a cup … Continue reading

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It’s the Chinese this time, not the British


What are American manufacturing jobs worth? What should be done to keep them in this country? What can  we do to keep them in this country? I came across an interesting article in the New York Times about Revere Copper Products the other day.  … Continue reading

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Festus, be a darling and fetch me my cast iron skillet would you!


Gunsmoke was on TV for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975.  According to Wikipedia, at “the end of its run in 1975, Los Angeles Times columnist Cecil Smith wrote ‘Gunsmoke was the dramatization of the American epic legend of the … Continue reading

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