Category Archives: Cooking

Spanish Holiday: Paella With Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp

When it takes three hours to prepare, it’s  not really a holiday.  But your family and friends will be glad you went to all that effort. Paella originated in Valencia, on Spain’s Mediterranean coast.  If the Wikipedia entry is to … Continue reading

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Ravishing Braised Radishes

During the Great Depression, my grandfather fed his family with his gun and his garden.  From that magic plot in upstate New York, he grew more vegetables than any home gardener has a right to grow in a measly 250 … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Butternut Squash

At the end of dinner the other night, my wife said, “This is a keeper. You should write this down.”  So I did, and I think it’s worth sharing. Squash sautéed with pears and ground turkey.  Don’t laugh till you’ve … Continue reading

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Fad Diet Insanity

Everyone wants to eat healthy, right?  What happens when one goes on a quest for the ne plus ultra of hip, cutting edge diets?  You get a little crazy.  Erica writes about the quest for the perfect diet on her … Continue reading

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Pork and Vegetables with Red Wine Sauce

In our house, the cooking goes in waves.  For a month or two, I’m totally organized, I know what I want to prepare, and I have a list.  Right now, I’m at the other end of the spectrum.  Plan?  What … Continue reading

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Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu With Vegetables

I’ve always been intimidated by Chinese cooking.  We grew up with the occasional meal in a Chinese restaurant, and the meals always looked complicated to prepare.  This meal can be ready in under an hour – great if you come … Continue reading

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Pasta with Chard and Sausage – SImple and Quick for the Summer

For the abundance of Swiss chard in our garden right now, I recreated a dish I’ve consumed more than once at Nicola’s in Lake Placid, NY.  There are multiple variations on this:  one can substitute other greens for chard; use … Continue reading

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