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Crab apple butter

JB has always talked about how his mother made crab apple jelly and jam. The family would pick crab apples in Humboldt Park and she would cook them with plums, cinnamon, allspice, and sugar. After using a food strainer to … Continue reading

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Delicious transformations

Yesterday’s abundant harvest of tomatoes from our garden was transformed this afternoon into a cold Moroccan Tomato Soup as well as a version of Ratatouille. The recipe for the cold soup is below. I used three kinds of organic eggplant, … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and Solstice Dinner

Father’s Day and Summer Solstice dinner prepared by me and my son for JB: Grilled Rainbow Trout, grilled mushrooms and asparagus, Japanese cole slaw, rice. Not pictured: grilled onions and Japanese sweet potatoes; Negronis, Sake, Aberlour; turtle torte, mango custard, … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Guile

One of the most important things that JB has brought to our relationship is his recipe for Jacob’s Guile. He said he got the recipe from an old friend in the 70s (who found it in a Time-Life cookbook) and he … 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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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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“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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