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2 years later…

Why the absence? Well, besides me being extremely ADD, always seeking some kind of new diversion and quickly forgetting the old, I decided to teach American Literature to 10th graders at a private school for the last two years. I thought … Continue reading

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Smokey, Spicy Split Pea Soup (Vegetarian, too!)

Do you have one of those foods that theoretically you like, but every time you try it in reality, you’re just not so sure about it?  Split peas are one of those foods for me.  I was cleaning my pantry … Continue reading

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Winter Squash Chalupa with Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

It’s no secret that I love fall.  So part of my culinary mission this time of year is to incorporate as many fall ingredients into my menu as I can.  This often translates into taking old favorites and re-inventing them.  I grew … Continue reading

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Cucumber-Cilantro-Lime Salad

Ahhh, the crunchy, watery, hint-of-melon cucumber.  Cucumbers are still very abundant right now, but most of the ones I have found at the markets are very large.  Large cucumbers mean large, hard seeds.  I’m usually a very lazy non-fussy cook.  If … Continue reading

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October Farmer’s Market Canapes (or just a good lunch)

Saturday I bought the most scrumptious goat chevre I have ever tasted.  Packed on Friday by Proverbs Farm in Alvin, one taste of the snow-white, light and fluffy chevre had me opening up my wallet.  Goat cheese and I have a … Continue reading

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Recipe Writing, Intuitive Cooking, and a Poll

I’ve been doing some reading.  Recipe reading.  Recipe writing guidelines, to be more specific.  And I’m feeling a little rebellious.  Applying common sense to measuring ingredients, it seems,  is frowned upon.  “Dash,” “pinch,” and “handfuls” are dirty words.  Developing recipes suddenly becomes … Continue reading

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A Very Dangerous Mayo

Mayonnaise is one of the condiments that I can usually pass up.  I like it okay but I usually won’t take the time to take it out of the fridge to add to a sandwich (B.L.T.s being the exception).  But, being a … Continue reading

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