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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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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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Pesto, the Joy of Summer

Basil is one of the staples of our garden.  Each spring, I plant as much as my wife will let me get away with. To me, pesto embodies the aromas of summer and the simple pleasures of eating.  This classic … Continue reading

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Texas Hash, a Blast from the Past

Texas hash was one of the first things I learned to cook, lo, those many years ago.  As a kid, my aunt shared the recipe with me.  It was a staple when it was my turn to cook. Tired after … Continue reading

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The Bowling Ball in Our Refrigerator

There was a bowling ball lurking in our refrigerator.  It was purple.  It doesn’t look big, but it felt like it weighed around five pounds.  It was a purple cabbage, and I didn’t have any idea what to do with … Continue reading

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