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Chicken Curry, Hong Kong Style

I like big cooking vessels.  Give me a 13-inch cast-iron frying pan  over a little omelet pan any day of the week.  How about a 12-quart stock pot to make squash soup or a batch of turkey stock after Thanksgiving?  … Continue reading

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Vegan Polenta

My oh my.  I’ve got a couple of drafts going that I haven’t finished; I’m researching a couple of other stories and… where does the time fly? Polenta is a tasty compliment to many meals, but I’ve had to basically … Continue reading

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My Father’s Rice and Beans

As a single parent raising three sons, my father didn’t have the time to soak dried beans overnight and then cook them for four hours on the stove.  He took some shortcuts, but I always liked rice and beans whenever … Continue reading

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Purple and orange

Following the miserable heat and humidity of the weekend, Monday was a perfect day to work in the garden.  [Relatively] cool breezes, and bright sun made it easy to spend time pulling up weeds.

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Garden in mid-summer

At the end of July, our garden’s results are mixed.  I was thrilled with our hollyhocks: this was the first year we got them to flower.  The flowers in general have done OK.  The vegetables, however, are much more of … Continue reading

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