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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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Creative culinary inspiration

Summer is the time for creative culinary inspiration, especially because there is time and energy to spend in the garden and the kitchen. Last night’s dish was Cuban Black Beans atop a stir fry of Asian Vegetables on a bed … 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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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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I think I feel a cold coming on…

Even when we were small, whenever my brother or sister or I got sick, my mother would make a Fanny’s Fixer. Fanny was my grandmother and she made them for my mother and her sisters too, when they were small. … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald’s Turkey— thirteen ways

F. Scott Fitzgerald shares some turkey tips in his Notebooks— TURKEY REMAINS AND HOW TO INTER THEM WITH NUMEROUS SCARCE RECIPES by F. Scott Fitzgerald At this post holiday season the refrigerators of the nation are overstuffed with large masses of turkey, … Continue reading

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