Category Archives: not food

It’s all good.

I haven’t had much of a presence on the blog the second half of the summer. Part of my time, as I’ve mentioned, has been taken up preparing to send my only child to college. But another issue has derailed … Continue reading

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Approach life like cooking

Lately I’ve been thinking that cooking — or at least my style of cooking — is a perfect example on how to approach daily life. I’ve never been overjoyed with failure (who is?), and I’ve been known to let setbacks … Continue reading

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Apologies for my absence

I’m so sorry I’ve been gone so long. I promise I’ll get back to food posts soon, but it’s been a while since I’ve hit the kitchen in any significant way. I’ve mentioned that I traveled with my sisters to … Continue reading

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The Cookie Swap is coming…

This is a tease. I’m not giving you any recipes — yet; you have to check back in on Monday. The folks at Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen have created what they hope will be an annual … Continue reading

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Whole Foods contest finalist!

Whole Foods Market Cooking holds contests on a regular basis. They often challenge bloggers to post their best recipes using one particular ingredient. I entered their potato recipe contest with my Potato-Prosciutto Pizza, and recently learned that it’s a finalist! … Continue reading

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New name, same ole blog.

Playing in the Kitchen has now become Rivertree Kitchen. Same blog, same posts, same author (me); just the name has changed. I’d been meaning to start a blog for over a year, since I started my editing website I … Continue reading

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The moon and meat loaf

We spent last week in Florida visiting my wonderful mother-in-law. The weather was flawless: temperatures in the low eighties, clear skies, and delicate breezes every single day. The setting was perfect for Saturday’s perigee moon. We did the best we … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rivertree kitchen.

Good cooks (I’m not talking about chefs here; this is all about home cooking) fall into two categories. The first type is a genius for wading through a forest of recipes and selecting the most delectable. This GHC (Good Home … Continue reading

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