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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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Salade Nicoise

When it’s too hot to cook as this week has been, I try to make a meal out of a salad.  Salade nicoise is a great standby.  There are several different ways to prepare it.  In some quarters in France, … 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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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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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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