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Best banana bread recipe really is

I never, and I mean never, post recipes here that I find on the Web. I am going to make an exception for this banana bread recipe, which claims to be “Best Banana Bread.” It is. By far. It calls … Continue reading

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Caramel in a Pinch

If you find you’re in need of caramel and don’t want to go through the full spiel, read on. Caramel elevates most everything it’s added to, and to have a decent caramel sauce available with little notice and a reduced chance … Continue reading

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The CSA Experience: Part 6

Remember when I made the leek and feta scramble in installment 2 of this series?  I was then left with tough leek ends. I used those ends today to make a soup with potatoes and ham. Not so sexy, I … Continue reading

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The CSA Experience: Part 5

Albert & Eve included two beautiful bunches of red bohr kale in my first CSA box. Normally I would braise the kale with kimchi and extra garlic, but I was out of luck in the kimchi department so I had … Continue reading

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The CSA Experience: Part 4

In an effort to use everything that arrived in my CSA box while in its prime, today I made the rainbow carrots.  There wasn’t much to them, and I didn’t want them to get soft. The look large in the … Continue reading

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The CSA Experience: Part 3

Try these roasted whole fava beans in the style of edamame. Continue reading

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The CSA Experience: Part 2

The first installment of my CSA series covered quite a bit of ground about what the CSA concept is all about, and a bit about the company I chose for my own home-delivered organic produce:  Albert & Eve. Let me now … Continue reading

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The CSA Experience: Part 1

I finally bit the bullet and ordered a semi-weekly home-delivered organic produce box.  AKA a “CSA box,” with the CSA referring to community-supported, or community-shared, agriculture. Not only will this encourage the fam to eat more veggies, it will almost … Continue reading

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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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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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