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Gold Rush

Gold Rush

After weeks of holiday excess, the first few days of the new calendar year can seem rather dull. The holidays are over. The guests have gone, and all that is left behind are crumbs. It’s a natural response, an equal and opposite reaction, to succumb to the bleakness of winter a bit. However, instead of getting stuck there, entrenched in blankets, rooted to the couch, there’s still so much light and joy glittering within reach. Or, more precisely, the kitchen.

Gold for good luck

As a symbol of prosperity and wealth, gold is the color most auspicious. Yukon gold potatoes, with their buttery yellow flesh and sunny yellow skin, are my favorite potato for all purposes. Take it up a notch when plain potatoes don’t seem to be enough to bring you luck. Make gilded potatoes that are dripping real gold.

-food paint. Food paint with gold metallic finish. Real gold? On a freelancer’s budget, are you kidding me? Of course not. A light coating of lustrous edible gloss can lift your spirits. Why not treat yourself to a little visual opulence, since we all eat with the eyes first? You may think it’s silly at first ,…

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