Ann Kellys Kitchen 

Hippie Food – Did It Ever Really Leave?

  • 9:51 am Sunday, January 28th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

What’s my first thought when someone asks what I consider “hippie food?” Granola, vegan diets, all the stereotypes, right? Well, what I might have considered a stereotype has an intriguing history that’s really an important part of what I eat today and what many have changed their lifestyles to include. A new book from James Beard Award-winning food writer Jonathan Kauffman takes us through the culture and the history of health food and how we baby boomers kept it alive. “Hippie Food – How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat” reflects the how and why of [More]

Perfect Is Highly Overrated

  • 5:34 pm Saturday, January 13th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

We all mess up on a recipe. It happens. But how annoying is it when you follow the directions to a “T” and it STILL doesn’t work. We have a monthly breakfast and I offered to make my Cinnamon Coffee Cake. Great recipe, and spoiler alert – it starts with a cake mix! But I used a Nordic Ware bunt pan with a darker baking surface. I greased and floured the pan, poured it into the pans and into the over. They looked great when they came out. Cooled them for a while and gently tipped them over onto the [More]

Raw Water Craze – Safe or Dangerous?

  • 9:35 am Saturday, January 6th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

I drink a lot of water, all kinds. But this is one I’ll pass on for two reasons. It doesn’t strike me as safe and wow, the cost. It’s called “raw water” and it’s selling for close to $40 for 2.4 gallons. Seriously. It’s basically water that hasn’t been treated at all. No filters, no sterilization, nothing. As you can imagine, the CDC thinks it’s a very bad idea and potentially life-threatening. There are those that believe the water we drink now is bad for us. And the rest of us are just left wondering. Read the article [More]

Chocolate Extinction?!

  • 4:30 am Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Say it isn’t so! Scientists are predicting that chocolate could be a thing of the past. The issue is the threat to the cacao plants from fungal diseases, climate change and more.  So how do they save the cacao? By modifying the seeds so they can grow in other regions of the world, and use that same technology for other plants as well. But some other news in the chocolate world is a new type called “ruby chocolate.” Sweet – here’s the full story.

If you love the convenience of frozen biscuits you won’t like this recall.  The T Marzetti Co. has [More]