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Recipe for zen meditation

This is what I came home to, for dinner, after driving through thick traffic, negotiating complex road construction and a heavy rain storm. Ah yes, homemade pizza: a margherita pesto using our garden herbs and tomatoes (top) and another made … 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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Eating and drinking at the same time

What a better way to celebrate the solstice and the first days of winter than by embracing the cold and ice, the ices that is. Inspired by a friend who went deliciously crazy over making all sorts of ice cream … 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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All kinds of harvest here…

JB’s retirement has brought all sorts of delicious perks to our relationship, especially the enthusiastically prepared new recipes he has been making for dinner lately. What a treat to come home to some new healthy gourmet creation after an intense … Continue reading

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Apples and Honey…with a kick

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This holiday is often called the birthday of the world because the world was supposedly created on this date. There are many traditions connected with this holiday, but one of the most … Continue reading

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