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The Most Wonderful Pork Roast

Well. If I do say so myself, the pork roast I made a few days ago was quite remarkable. It was a boneless pork shoulder, which I confess I had not ever cooked before, and, given that we were having … Continue reading

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falafel

What an amazing dish. I frequently order falafel when eating at a Middle Eastern restaurant but for some reason had never made them at home. Boy, is that going to change. These may move into the rotation. I went on … Continue reading

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Miss J.

There’s an older lady I sometimes encounter who works as a cashier at local chain. She doesn’t work too many hours or too many days because she has severe physical limitations from multiple sclerosis. She really impacted me yesterday and … Continue reading

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Food and community

It’s interesting  how community is so often built around food. Breaking bread together is the way we form relationships and bond. The people I know the best are the people with whom I’ve eaten, whether that’s lunch, breakfast, dinner, or just … Continue reading

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new ideas in the new year

back to writing in the new year. realizing that writing is important for me. key vehicle of expression. and so many new ideas. Had lunch with a friend on Saturday and she voiced something using exactly the same words that … Continue reading

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Enjoying our food…

Some of you may know that I’ve had my share of heart dramas…the medical kind…fortunately as opposed to the romantic kind….and that I’m extremely lucky to be alive. And that recently, there’s been more drama. My husband, too, has been … Continue reading

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Smitten Kitchen

Deb Perelman’s The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, named after her Smitten Kitchen blog (www.smittenkitchen.com)  is such a wonderful cookbook. She was interviewed on Public Radio within the last couple of months. I think it was right before or at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Sharp Knives

this is probably obvious to most people but using really sharp knives makes a huge difference in the ease of food preparation. I have a couple of high quality knives along with several other medium quality knives. I got rid … Continue reading

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Buttermilk

I love buttermilk to drink, but it is also a terrific ingredient for cooking. A few days ago, borrowing from a couple of different sources, I used buttermilk as a marinade for tilapia as well as boneless chicken breasts. The … Continue reading

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Chicken thighs

It’s taken me awhile to become a fan of chicken thighs. I generally prefer light meat as opposed to dark meat, although I know the arguments about flavor, nutrition, etc. etc. Mark Bittman, in The Best Recipes in the World, is … Continue reading

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