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Archive for 2006

12/30/2006

When Good Stoves Go Bad

It was bad enough that my new stove broke—but to be forced to stay home all day for a service call?   By Judi Gallagher   I do not mean to complain, but 2006 did not end on the happiest of notes. If you read January’s “Dish” in SARASOTA (p. 232) then you know all […]

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12/18/2006

Holiday Cheer

    Dropping in at Bellagio was like visiting a great old friend.   By Judi Gallagher   There’s nothing like visiting old friends during the holidays. They’ll crack open a special bottle of wine and toast to your presence and the good fortune of shared tastes and memories. This weekend, feeling a little sorry […]

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12/11/2006

Season’s Eating

    Yes, you can stay healthy during the holiday pig-out. By Judi Gallagher   Amusing as I find their annual requests, several magazines and newspapers call me each year in search of healthy eating tips around the holidays. Hello—I have bumper stickers that read “Pro Butter” and “Choose Life with Cream,” so the subject […]

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12/4/2006

A Dining Disaster

      When good restaurants go bad.   By Judi Gallagher   With the risk of sounding a bit bah, humbug, I just want to tell you about a disappointing dining experience my husband and I recently suffered through. As a writer, I do not give any restaurant bad press—I figure everyone has a […]

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11/27/2006

Out with the Old

  No more leftovers! And two great new finds.   By Judi Gallagher   I do not enjoy leftovers—my food philosophy is “been there, done that!”  While my husband is on his second towering plate of leftover turkey, smothered in gravy and mounted atop a pile of sausage stuffing and too many other carbs to […]

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11/19/2006

Ready, Set, Dine!

  Countdown until Thanksgiving.   By Judi Gallagher   Here it comes—the day of feasting, overeating and napping, where cranberries never had such star power and pumpkin and cinnamon sticks dance next to warm apple pies. No wonder Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. The other night at dinner, Sarasota Herald-Tribune social columnist Marjorie North and […]

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11/13/2006

Degrees of Pleasure

      Dining for every temperature. By Judi Gallagher   Considering the varying temperatures as of late, I am not quite sure if I should be turning on my slow cooker or the air conditioning. I am also finding that where we go to lunch or dinner can depend on the ever-changing temperatures.   […]

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11/7/2006

Something Cheesy

    Truth in advertising and election night take-out.   By Judi Gallagher   As I am sitting in the Denver airport, happily devouring the last of my fabulous luau salad, after finishing my Belgian endive and blue cheese salad (yes, I really like salads!), I am looking at my Brighton handbag, the exact one […]

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10/30/2006

Ode to Autumn

      Ten top reasons to love fall in Southwest Florida. By Judi Gallagher     1.) You can still wear white pants after Labor Day while you are grilling barbecued duck breast and the last of the Florida- grown sweet corn.   2.) You spend the day before Halloween drinking cold spiced cider […]

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10/23/2006

Inside My Shopping Cart

Shortcut spaghetti Bolognese and dining at Derek’s. By Judi Gallagher   I always appreciate it when I’m in the grocery store and people recognize me from my cooking shows. Yet many of them make little eye contact. I used to think maybe people were shy or that I’m so tall they’re just uncomfortable stretching their […]

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