Category Archives: General

July 4th Summer Food for Thought, Freedom to Write

Today is considered one of the more pleasant and fun holidays in America. This freedom we exercise today didn’t come easily or harmoniously. There were intense arguments when the Constitution was written. Freedom never comes easily. The fighting was fierce, … Continue reading

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Easter Sides, Easter Desserts

You have that spiral ham, and now you have to think about  Easter sides and Easter desserts. Here are some ideas to help make Easter Dinner Special. Refresh with White Sangria or Strawberry Sangria with Lime and Basil Try pasta … Continue reading

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Nashville One Day Blogging Workshop: Blogging Concentrated

This Saturday, April 12,  blogging ad revenue guru, Dan Morris,  will be conducting an all day seminar for bloggers. This is not limited to food bloggers, but is open to all serious bloggers who want to take their blogs to … Continue reading

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Vitamix Give Away and My Most Popular Vitamix Recipes

This Giveaway is now Over. This Vitamix Give Away is the biggest give away I’ve been involved in and something you don’t want to miss out on. I know I’ve told the story of the day I received a Vitamix … Continue reading

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Harvest Your Health New Year Bundle Sale and Getting My Health Back

A year ago, at this very time, I was recuperating from pneumonia. I relapsed four times until they found the right anti-biotic, which left me in terrible shape, physically and emotionally. I was always a picture of health and this … Continue reading

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Black Friday Giveaway- Win Holiday Gift Set and Natural Personal Products

This week, to kick off your holiday shopping,  we are giving away a basket of hand made products from The Holistic Mama AND a holiday gift set from Just So. The basket from The Holistic Mama includes a Renewing Facial … Continue reading

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Freezing Strawberries in Mason Jars

I learned this last year and it was a blessing. You can freeze strawberries or any food in mason jars as long as you don’t fill the jar all the way. Wash, dry with paper towels and trim. You can … Continue reading

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The Best of 500 Bites on the 500th Post

Here are the best of the best of 500 bites that I have shared with you over the last four years. I am honored and full of gratitude to get the encouragement to continue blogging here. I started blogging to … Continue reading

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Spinach Tiger Favorite Posts of 2012

Life is unpredictable! At least on this side of heaven! Two days ago, a car rolled across the street and crashed into my neighbor’s fence. Nobody saw that coming, and thankfully, no child was playing on that sidewalk. Eleven years … Continue reading

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A Day of Silence for Newtown

There are no recipes today, as my heart is broken along with the nation. I will always remember where I stood when my husband came into the bedroom as I was gathering clothes. He looked sad and serious.  Fighting back … Continue reading

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Red to Remember – Red Art Photos, Facing AIDS

Next Saturday, December 1, is World AIDS Day. I am hosting a blogger event, called Red to Remember, to raise awareness, and to remember. You can read my reasons at my Red to Remember page. I chose a few pictures I … Continue reading

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National Underground Burger and Nashville’s Honky Tonks

As I was taking a walk down Broadway in the midst of all the famous honky tonks and hangs that draw the tourists and give Nashville it’s distinct music city personality,  I saw this sign for Nashville’s “best” burger. Of … Continue reading

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Historic Corner House Antiques in Cross Plains, A Small Town Find

A few weeks I told you about a trip to the  strawberry fields in Portland and then a fun stop over in closeby Cross Plains.  By the way,  Saturday is the last day for picking strawberries which I raved about … Continue reading

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Thomas Drugs Old Time Soda Fountain Operating Since 1930 in Crossplains,TN

When I tweeted about my little trip to Cross Plains to go to Thomas Drugs, I especially liked what Leah of   So How’s It Taste said on Twitter: “I like those old timey soda fountains.” Leah told me about … Continue reading

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How to Color Coconut for the Prettiest Coconut Cupcakes

I just finished making 180 mini cupcakes for Cupcake Palooza. My blog is not a baking blog or a cupcake blog, but I do my share of baking from scratch, and I thought it would be fun to join the … Continue reading

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Oscar Night Worthy Bites

It’s Oscar night and I got nothing, except a few reruns. But these reruns are in syndication and worth it. Where will you be tonight? At a fancy Oscar party?  What will you wear? And, who do you most want … Continue reading

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Thanks Be to God

I am a believer, and if you are not, I encourage to read this story, not that you will become a believer, but if only for the spirit of people when love is involved. Please, don’t take this as preaching. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze and the Cheekwood Scarecrows

Pumpkins muffins are all over the blogosphere and I nearly debated whether I should even post. Then I thought muffins baked in clay flower pots  were just too cute not to chronicle.   And, I wanted some excuse to show you … Continue reading

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Tour the Hatcher Family Dairy Farm

Yesterday I revisited the Hatcher Dairy Farm store (located at the farm in College Grove) to purchase some milk and cream. I am getting ready to make some fresh ricotta cheese and only the best milk will do. Only about … Continue reading

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New Whole Foods Coming to Franklin, Tennessee May 18 Welcomes Food Bloggers with a Special Tour

Since you’re reading a food blog you probably already know all about Whole Foods, and their commitment, but you may not know how cool the new one is in Franklin, Tennessee. Before I tell you, please mark your calendar for … Continue reading

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Spinach Tiger Bloopers: The Posts that Never Made it in 2010

Are you ready to say hello to 2011 or are you like me and you are still back in 2010? I feel like I left so much unfinished. I wish I could go back to December 1st. On that day, … Continue reading

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Clash of the Dinner Manners at Food Buzz Festival Gala Dinner

Up to this point of the food buzz festival, I had a great experience. But, I’ve saved the worst and best for last. • Champagne Breakfast at Bodillos as part of a focus group with the staff of Food Buzz … Continue reading

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Marx Foods Presents a Challenge: Iron Foodie 2010

Marx Foods in conjunction with the as Presented Food Bloggers with a Challenge. They are only picking 25 bloggers, based on the answers to these five questions. Once chosen, the 25 bloggers will make a signature dish using Marx ingredients. … Continue reading

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Ten Healthy Recipes from Spinach Tiger

I’m not ready for Christmas to be over. I wasn’t ready for it arrive. I’m not ready to walk into this new decade. I thought during my two-weeks off I would do more. I would have my new Spinach Tiger … Continue reading

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Food Bloggers Participate in “Red to Remember” for World AIDS Day

December 1st was World AIDS Day. I felt compelled to cook for this event and asked my fellow food bloggers to cook along with me. I called it Red to Remember. Fellow bloggers joined these efforts from all over the … Continue reading

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An Interview with Giuliano and Lael Hazan

Cook book give away: I never set out to cook from a cook book. Spinach Tiger was going to be all about “creating” my own recipes, taking culinary freedoms mixing and matching ingredients and cuisines you’re not supposed to, like … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Your Forehead

Your regular programing for Spinach Tiger (about food, cooking and fun things) has been interrupted for a public service announcement. I have had a rough week. The kind of week you come out of with a few of life’s bruises … Continue reading

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Pick a Peck of Purple Foods

I started noticing how much I’m drawn to purple food when I eyed my first purple sweet potato just a few weeks ago at Whole Foods. I then started researching purple food just because I was curious (and google makes … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Food Eaten in Italy

It’s almost cliche to say that Italy changed my food life. Even though I was raised in an Italian foodie family that cooked the healthiest, seasonal whole food, before that became “the thing,” Italy changed my food life, because Italy … Continue reading

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I Love Dishes and a Winter Swap

Can I tell you about my obsession with dishes? I don’t have a recipe today, but I do have some ideas on how to serve an elegant, light dessert and make your table look spectacular with an estate sale find. … Continue reading

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