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Summer in a Cast Iron Skillet

Friends, I’m a terrible blogger. Not bad, as in, I’m not interesting. (At least, I hope not.) More bad, as in, it’s been nearly five months, and I’ve said nothing about what’s happening in life or my kitchen. I suppose … Continue reading

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Pickling

Last week, I attended a “Canning 101” class and had many of my terrible fears debunked. A relief, for sure. For example: pickled things and high acid foods (like fruits and tomatoes) are unlikely to develop botulism–my biggest fear in … Continue reading

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Beet Warehouse

Our winter share is over. I am both relieved and saddened by this fact. Relieved: I might actually be able to make a dent in the drawer-full of sunchokes, beets, parsnips, and rutabagas we have leftover. Saddened: I have to … Continue reading

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Guess who’s back?

I am not very good at this blogging thing. I cook all the time. I eat all the time. I bake some of the time. But, quite honestly, I’d rather cook and eat, then cook, eat, think, sit down and … Continue reading

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Wintery Curry

The other day I read Mark Bittman’s farewell post as the Minimalist in the NY Times. As sad as I am to see him go, I will be happy to read more of his editorial pieces. I like Michael Pollan; … Continue reading

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Shtetl Roots

Back in the day well before my time or my parents’ time, my people inhabited various lands in Eastern Europe. Although I know very little of the family history before my grandparents, I can say that it is tremendously likely … Continue reading

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Birthday Cookies!

This family of mine, we obsess over Oatmeal Raisin cookies like a 4-year-old obsesses over fish sticks and chicken nuggets, except, you know, we have a real sense of taste. But still, I could eat a package of oatmeal raisin … Continue reading

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