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Finding My Voice

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Community, Featured, Uncategorized, Updates | 0 comments

Finding My Voice

“What do you DO, Camille?” How on Earth do you explain what you do? It’s a terribly intimate question, one I have too many answers for. It’s almost like asking who I am, in a sense. I cook. I travel. I explore. I drive a semi truck. I am a co-owner of a trucking business. I am dabbler in television. Though no one has yet bought the show we’ve been selling, but hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Oh yeah, and I write. Until about eight months ago.  Make that almost a year. I have several drafts in my folder,...

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Gypsy G’s Summer Canning Series I

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in & Pickling, Farmers Market, Featured, Food | 0 comments

Gypsy G’s Summer Canning Series I

I have decided to write a spring and summer series on canning, preserving, and pickling. I figure as I absorb all of this wonderfully useful information from sources ranging from family, friends, reference guides, the Internet, and experience, the least I can do is pass along the condensed version for all of my faithful readers. For many of us, there are treasured memories of preserving and canning. When time grows short in our everyday lives not everyone has the time to grow a garden, tend to herbs, and “put up” the bounty of the seasons...

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A Damn Yankee’s Attempt at Southern Biscuits

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

A Damn Yankee’s Attempt at Southern Biscuits

Eureka! I’ve discovered the perfect biscuit recipe. Gone are the sad little biscuits resembling hockey pucks. Gone are the days of this Damn Yankee’s embarrassing excuse for breakfast. This talent for beautiful biscuit making seems to be bred into the genetic makeup of every Southern woman I have met, along with a few very talented Southern gentlemen. I tried time after time to duplicate the fluffy, buttery goodness that I’ve encountered down here in the South, to no avail. I thanked my family and friends numerous times for good naturedly...

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Recipes, Recipes, and More Recipes

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Farmers Market, Food | 0 comments

Recipes, Recipes, and More Recipes

Trying to find the time and resources to get back to the basics is never easy in any of our worlds. The average American is busier today than in any other decade. With the challenges the economy has given us in the last six years, many chefs and home cooks alike are going back to hand-made versus prepackaged to save their budgets. I am no different. I have tried to curb my spending in every way. I have found over time that while convenient, prepackaged goods have more salt, sugar, and  preservatives than I’d like to serve unless there...

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Normalcy in GG World?? Surely Not…

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Featured, Highlighted Travel, Updates | 0 comments

Normalcy in GG World?? Surely Not…

By now y’all are more than ready for another update to my crazy life. It’s never a boring, sedate place to be. Your Gypsy Gourmet has not stopped traveling the countryside in search of the perfect bite. The wheels keep rolling, both in business and life, and there’s been some major changes, AGAIN. Remember that driver I’d hired? Gone. There is no longer a mystery man, or a second truck. I’m now mentoring a student on the Freightliner, and getting a little closer to paying off Buella. About the time I thought life...

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Holy Smokes! Pork Loin Technique Revealed!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Community, Food, Smoked Meats | 0 comments

Holy Smokes! Pork Loin Technique Revealed!

As promised in this week’s article in The Grip, smoked pork loin! I’m giving y’all a guideline for how I did it, what you do with it is your choice. You all know that I am a “Damn Yankee”, that much is sometimes glaringly obvious. So, I warn you I am just beginning this journey of smoking meats. It all started with Paul getting an LP/Charcoal smoker for his birthday at the beginning of August. We bought numerous books, we’ve read articles, and we’ve talked to die hard smokers of every kind; from the...

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Update in the World of GG

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Featured, Updates | 0 comments

Update in the World of GG

I can almost hear my faithful readers hiss each time they pull up my blog and see the same post. I am sorry, dear readers. (Grimace) I’ve been in a whirlwind of activity with so much going on in a short time frame, that alas, the blog and y’all have been sorely neglected. So this time instead of taking you on one single adventure with one recipe, I’m going to take you on several adventures and catch you up to date on my crazy life. You guessed it, the blanks will be filled, and the secrecy around my quasi (and I DO mean...

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The Dekalb Farmer’s Market, A Chef’s Utopia with Summer Berry Trifle

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Farmers Market, Featured, Food | 2 comments

The Dekalb Farmer’s Market, A Chef’s Utopia with Summer Berry Trifle

A few crazy scenarios in my life conquered, a few precious moments off, and here we are with another adventure! When I come home to Georgia I have several favorite places I like to haunt while I’m here and get to without fail. Safehouse Coffee and Tea in downtown Griffin is an absolute must. Thanks to my good friend Amanda Slade from Safehouse, The DeKalb Farmer’s Market aka DeKalb World Market, is one of my favorite places on Earth. I am a brave soul to come here on a Saturday when it’s at it’s busiest. The feel of...

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Southern Staple or Gift from Heaven?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Featured, Food | 1 comment

Southern Staple or Gift from Heaven?

Hiya folks, GG back to give you a quickie! I’m working on a longer blog with lots of cool stuff involved but wanted to drop in with my newest discovery. You may ask, “How has she lived in the South this long and NOT experienced shrimp & grits?” The answer to your question is,” **Shrug** I dunno! Shame on me!” I’m enamored with this Southern staple. It was again like my experience with the tamales. I had a good idea of the method, but no real working knowledge of the spices or a recipe to follow. Picture...

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My Southern Menagerie a Damn Yankee’s Attempt at Collard Greens

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Food, Updates | 0 comments

My Southern Menagerie a Damn Yankee’s Attempt at Collard Greens

Hey folks! Gypsy Gourmet is back on the scene halfway across the country missing my “adopted” siblings (Jared & Ashley) like mad. I received a random text basically letting me know that there was fun in store for the weekend and am I coming home? Unfortunately scheduled maintenance and necessary repairs are keeping this team on the road. The final nail in the “homesick coffin” was, “P.S. Your Bubba misses you and is HUNGRY.” Ms Carol Ashley & Jared Now I’m thinking of Georgia and everything I...

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