Category Archives: cooking

Recipe for relationship

IB and his girlfriend are taking a road trip to Virginia and North Carolina and we are lending them our car. In thanks for our generosity, they cooked us a most amazing meal last night. Broiled mackerel, konbucha (not pictured), … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake

I have never been a good baker. I am definitely a terrific cook, but baking has always challenged me. I think this is true in part because in cooking there is a lot of leeway and room for creativity, but … Continue reading

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“A Pot of Red Lentils” by Peter Pereira

simmers on the kitchen stove. All afternoon dense kernels surrender to the fertile juices, their tender bellies swelling with delight. xxxx In the yard we plant rhubarb, cauliflower, and artichokes, cupping wet earth over tubers, our labor the germ of … Continue reading

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Beating the frost: the last harvest

green tomato sunomono fried green tomatoes relish, salsa, and chutney some will even make it as red for Thanksgiving (once two made it to New Year’s) stretching and savoring the harvest as far as we can

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Welcome and intimate nourishment

Last night, as I walked from the garage toward the house after having been at school past 5:00 taking part in an intense union meeting, I was warmed by the sight of the softly lit back porch. The back door … Continue reading

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Mmmm…the guys make dinner

IB and JB made an awesome dinner tonight. Marinated tofu, squash soup, veggies from the garden, cheeses, and a cooler made from dried ginger that was boiled into a ginger tea mixed with limeade, black tea and a little white … Continue reading

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Real Father’s Day Pancakes

JB’s father was an expert pancake and omelette maker when JB was growing up. We have used his recipe ever since I can remember being with JB. On weekends making pancakes and when the kids were growing up, we created … Continue reading

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