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First dinner on the back porch

73 degrees on a Tuesday night! Time to open up the back porch. Time to come out of hibernation.

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Seasonings

First snow of the season, first meal of the season inside (salmon, rice, red cabbage and raisins) in front of IB’s Japanese window screens because it is too cold to eat on the back porch, first Satsuma mandarins of the season … Continue reading

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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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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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Oatmeal Cookies

Mmmm… part of our Pre-Valentine’s Day meal this evening. Easy. Quick. Delicious. Original recipe by my husband’s mother. Now tweaked over these many years. Yes, off to the kitchen to get another.

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Ah, Romanesco

Who would have thought that at my age, I had never before seen, let alone eaten, romanesco. My sister and I went to a farmer’s market in Ann Arbor last weekend and ran across these very alien-looking, otherworldly members of … Continue reading

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Gourmet Birthday

Last night we celebrated IB’s birthday at Kendall College. Here are some of the amazing dishes we ate, created by the seniors at the school and served to us by the hospitality majors. Yes, life is good (and quite luscious).

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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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The designated walker

Last night we were invited to the “friends and family” night at the Peckish Pig. It’s a new brew pub that is opening tomorrow and is about two blocks from our house. Last night was an opportunity for the new … Continue reading

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Though it looks like dinner, it’s really our supper.

This morning in advisory, we made pancakes to celebrate the end of February—the shortest month of the year, the longest month of the year. Definitely a calendrical paradox. The pancakes were warm, filled with chocolate chips, covered with bountiful maple … Continue reading

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