Yearly Archives: 2012

Mushy Peas, Please!

Mushy peas, a British standard, is overlooked here in the US. Comforting and easy to make, the dish works well as a side to something crispy, like fish & chips (surprise!) or fried chicken. While the authentic version is made from marrowfat peas — … Continue reading

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Grocery Outlet: A must for the serious cook

Some of my friends laugh when I tell them about Grocery Outlet (2001 Fourth Street, Berkeley).  They think it’s downmarket. Fine with me, because that gives me, and other serious food people, less competition for the all the high-end and otherwise … Continue reading

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Two products I avoid at Costco and why

I buy a significant amount of my “stuff” at Costco, but now and then I do come up with a problem product.  Not often, but once every few years. Here are two products I won’t buy: Kirkland brand Environmentally Friendly … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye, Holidays — and a Crazy Stuffing Recipe for Next Year

The holidays are over. Although I have several marzipan pigs and some cranberry sparklers hanging around, everything else is a memory. The turkey. The New York strip roast. Many cheeses. The creamed spinach and Yorkshire pudding. God knows how many … Continue reading

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