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Corn with Miso – (CtB)

Monday, September 9th, 2019

summary: corn and miso, based on the recipe for Miso Creamed Corn in “Buttermilk Graffiti” by Edward Lee; end of summer; another insanely late entry for Cook the Books Creamed corn is a staple dish on family tables all over Appalachia. I love creamed corn – Edward Lee, Chapter 6: Slaw Dogs and Pepperoni Rolls, […] Continue reading »

What’s that in the Box??

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

summary: recipe for Armenian Toasted Noodle Pilaf – or is it Azerbaijani??; revelations about Rice-a-Roni; yay for summer and the garden producing at last; scapes and parsley; Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat Rice-A-Roni, the flavor can’t be beat One pan, no boiling, cooking ease A Flavor that is sure to please Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco […] Continue reading »

Asparagus Gratin from “Rules of Civility” (Novel Food No.36)

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

summary: asparagus from “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles; so many books to read; brief review of “Rules of Civility”; fascinating premise for a book; information about Novel Food; I’ve often wanted to belong to a book club! But because I get new books from the library (we have less and less room for new […] Continue reading »

Delving into the Archives… baked ricotta (bookmarked)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

summary: delving into the archives; baked ricotta from April 2013(!); cool weather at last; information about Bookmarked Recipes; Bookmarked Recipes This morning it’s raining and chilly – too chilly to sit out on the front porch to have coffee. At last the horrible humidity and extreme heat of summer has finally shifted. As chilly as […] Continue reading »

This is Our Kind of Music!

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Catalan Potatoes

summary: how hard is it (really) to make garlic paste? – Epicurious video investigation; fake news; what to do with garlic paste; the wonders of alioli made with home-grown “Music” garlic; Catalan potatoes; some opinions about garlic; “One rule in life”, he murmured to himself. “If you can smell garlic, everything is all right”. – […] Continue reading »

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