Archive for September, 2009

Photo of the Day: Nuttin’, Honey

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
Photo of the Day: Nuttin’, Honey




Pecans from my boyfriend’s mom’s trees delicately coated with freshly gathered honey from the two new backyard bee apiaries. Absolutely delightful.

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Photo of the Day: Farm Fresh

| September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments
Photo of the Day:  Farm Fresh




Banner from local farmers market.  Falmouth, MA.

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Photo of the Day: A Peachy Life

| September 28, 2009 | 2 Comments
Photo of the Day: A Peachy Life




The peach symbolizes long life, and this sweet dessert is actually a sweet bread and made especially for my most-awesomest late grandmother on her 91st birthday. She loved food, too!

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 6 Women, 5 Ingredients, 5 Cities, 2 Countries, 1 World

| September 27, 2009 | 15 Comments
Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: 6 Women, 5 Ingredients, 5 Cities, 2 Countries, 1 World




What could 5 women, strewn across  5 different cities and 2 different countries, possibly be doing, simultaneously, yet individually, for three straight hours on a Saturday afternoon???? The Foodbuzz Visa Signature 24, 24, 24 Challenge, of course!?@!#!@ Huh? The Challenge: Inspired by the Foodnetwork’s Chopped, the 6 ladies of Zomppa.com participated in a 3 hour […]

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Zomppin’ with Z: Dessert for Dinner

| September 27, 2009 | 1 Comment
Zomppin’ with Z: Dessert for Dinner




One great thing about being a Chef’s Apprentice is the ability to try out what you make. Especially when it’s dessert. When I was in high school, I loved baking and trying out those fancy Duncan Hines box mixes. But then I realized that my personality isn’t really that of a baker or pastry chef […]

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Blog Action Day 2009: My Ice Cream is Melting

| September 27, 2009 | 7 Comments
Blog Action Day 2009: My Ice Cream is Melting




It’s Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change! “You just cannot be a meat-eating environmentalist.” According to Matt Prescott, manager of vegan campaigns for PETA, it is inherently contradictory to eat meat and care about the environment. Is this true? Well, according to the FAO, the livestock business makes more greenhouse gas emissions that any other […]

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Photo of the Day: Take Pride

| September 26, 2009 | 0 Comments
Photo of the Day: Take Pride




A sweet treat in celebration of the NC Pride Parade to bring together LGBT communities and friends.

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Photo of the Day: Jewel of the City

| September 26, 2009 | 0 Comments
Photo of the Day: Jewel of the City




Grown by the young men and women of SEEDS, a non-profit organization focused on developing youth leadership and urban gardens.

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Photo of the Day: Sweet Daisy

| September 26, 2009 | 0 Comments
Photo of the Day: Sweet Daisy




The coolest Airstream around run and managed by the pastry chef of the Washington Duke Inn…Daisy Cakes sits on the corner near the Durham Farmer’s Market every Saturday and changes up their sweet selection from ginger cupcakes to homemade pop-tarts for a warm smile and a “handful of happiness.”

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Photo of the Day: Cosmetically Challenged

| September 26, 2009 | 0 Comments
Photo of the Day: Cosmetically Challenged




Nine pounds of “cosmetically challenged” tomatoes getting ready to become tomato sauce for the fall. They look darn pretty to me.

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