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So Simple: 4-Ingredient Ham Soup

19 October 2014 | Easy is good. And, like it or not, there's a chill in the air. That means soup and a chance to clear out the freezer of those "some day I'll use this" mystery blobs. (Yes, I do label but that requires involvement: I must touch and rearrange cold things that were once appetizing enough to save so I can read what they are. Don't always feel that ambitious. Thus, I judge based on appearance... [more]

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Food Fail: From Marmalade to Frisbee in 30 Seconds

12 October 2014 | So I’m making this apple-onion marmalade to go with a roasted pork tenderloin. The onions have been swimming in a mix of red wine vinegar and balsamic and water, soaking up the flavors. This is to take 45 minutes. I watch, I stir, I work on other things, like the mix of apples and prunes that will be added to the onions and then gloriously, flavorfully, lusciously spread over the slices of loin... [more]

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When You'd Love a Salad, No Greens

5 October 2014 | Only a few weeks left for the prime farmer's market season and already I'm missing the stuff I couldn't preserve: lovely varieties of leaf lettuce. On the other hand, isn't it time to get out of our (admittedly delicious) rut and stretch the culinary imagination? Which is why I tried what turned out to be a wonderful chilled salad that's great for a weekend lunch or the weekday sack/pail/reusable, sustainable paper bag... [more]

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What's Up, Doc? Carrot Tart!

28 September 2014 | So I bought this cool tart pan in June, thinking ahead to the dessert I'd just discovered that was perfect for peach season. And for Labor Day weekend, we enjoyed Ginger Peach Betty, an almost-pie that was the perfect platform for the ideally ripened fruit. What next for my tart dish? How about carrots?... [more]

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