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Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

Thank you for making 2013 a great year!  I look forward to continuing to share my passion for great tasting food in the coming New Year.  Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

I’d like to share two rituals for the turning of the New Year:  The Burning Bowl and The Grape Ritual

The Burning Bowl:  Take a few minutes to think about the negatives of the past year.  What are the things that held you back?  What monkey have you carried on your back?  What grudges or resentments have kept you from happiness and joy?  Write them down on a piece of paper.  Then take that paper and all those items (in a safe place outside, please) and light it on fire.  As that paper burns, let go of the negatives of the past and release them.  Feel the freedom of that release.

The Grape Ritual:  Take 10 or 15 minutes before the start of the New Year to write down the things you want to bring into your life going into 2014.  What are the goals that you have for yourself and your life?  What are those resolutions that you have for the New Year?  Write them down.  After the ball drops and you have sipped your champagne (if you do that) and kissed your loved ones, take a few minutes to read each item you have written down.  And after you read each one, eat a grape to plant the seed inside yourself to bring these into being this year.

I’d like to wish each of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!  May it be filled with abundance and flavor.

From Tom @ FoodFlavorFun

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Lime Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

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A friend of mine asked me about an easy tasty way to cook and serve salmon.  This post is the result.  It’s so easy to do and the flavor is terrific.  I use a cedar plank kit that I find at my local grocery store.  I’m not affiliated with them at all, but the kit works great.  The seasoning provided adds great flavor.  One warning, just don’t overdo the seasoning.  Fish does not need much help.  Give this one a try.  Your going to love it.  Oh, and if you want to kick it up?  Make this Lemon Butter Tarragon Sauce to go over the top when served.

Grill Slammin’ Cedar Plank Salmon

Amazing Taste Cedar Plank Kit

Amazing Taste Cedar Plank Kit


  • 2 large skin-on thick salmon fillets
  • 1 or 2 new clean cedar planks (shingles)
  • 2 – 3 tablespo0ns olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons favorite seasoning mix (I used Amazing Taste’s Malibu Seasoning)


Soak the cedar planks in water for at least 30 minutes.  Weight them down so they stay under the water.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.  I use charcoal and wood, but gas works too.  My preference.

Rinse the salmon fillets and pat dry.  Sprinkle a teaspoon of seasoning on each fillet on the no-skin side.  Coat both sides of the fillet with some good quality EVOO.

Place the planks over direct heat for about 5 – 10 minutes.  Flip the planks over and place the fillets skin-side down on the planks.  Close the lid of the grill and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes.  The meat should flake when it’s done.  Remove the planks from the grill and take them inside.  Slide them off the planks and onto your plates for serving.


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