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Romanian Pot le gel

My Romanian grandmother (my mother’s mother) used to make this dish and when I was young, I hated it. My mother would put great big dollops of it on her salad instead of dressing or slather it across thick slices … Continue reading

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Pot le gel

My Romanian grandmother (my mother’s mother) used to make this dish and when I was young, I hated it. My mother would put great big dollops of it on her salad instead of dressing or slather it across thick slices … Continue reading

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Seaweed Salad

Seaweed salad is something we have often ordered when we have gone out to Asian restaurants, but recently we have made it ourselves in our own kitchen. This nutrient rich salad is very easy to put together. You can buy … Continue reading

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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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We need lots more recipes like that

Oh yeah. Waffle cones. Though there are references for cones before 1904, they became wildly popular at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, when an ice cream vendor, Arnold Fornachou, ran out of cups to serve his ice cream and the … 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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Cubes of Coffee

I have a confession to make. I love jello, though I never eat it because I am health conscious and there are way too many unidentified chemicals in a package. And when I found out that jello’s gelling agent was … Continue reading

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Ingesting the garden

Spring Miso—made from our garden kale, garden garlic greens, and garden fiddlehead ferns with mushrooms (“hen of the woods” and bunapi), asparagus, spring onions, and sugar snap peas. Ingesting the garden, internalizing its harvest, always provides more than the daily … Continue reading

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It’s winter, but it’s spring, I mean summer…..rolls

When IB was in high school we had lots of Friday night dinners with his friends. It was a great way for us to get to know who his friends were at a time in his life when sharing anything … Continue reading

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Not all beans are created equal

As part of the 8th grade’s trip to DC each spring, we go to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. It is my favorite part of the trip. His vital creativity and inventive genius is manifested in every aspect of the house, … Continue reading

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