Monthly Archives: October 2010

It Worked! (The Suspect Corned Beef)

I finally dredged the corned beef up out of its briney depths in the refrigerator and cooked it yesterday.  Wow!  It was delicious and evidently safe (alluding to the saltpeter issue in earlier missives) because no one got sick last … Continue reading

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Just to be clear on this . . . .

I don’t usually shop at any of those markets I mention in the entry about oxtails and class differences;  when I do go to A.J.’s it’s only for fancy and exotic ingredients and to Food City for Mexican ingredients, and … Continue reading

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A Definite Yes to Swedish Potato, Pea and Ham Salad

Yeah, yeah, I know; my last entry was long-winded and didn’t go anywhere.  So sue me. But tonight I have a treat for you: an unexpectedly good recipe from Sweden that I got from epicurious.com.*  I was doubtful that I’d … Continue reading

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Oxtails, Grocery Stores and Class in America

We have now moved on to the lands of Scandinavia — Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, plus Finland, because it’s up there in the same vicinity.  I’m already getting tired of potatoes and vegetables in the brassica  family (e.g. cabbage and … Continue reading

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Trifle to Drool Over and a True Confession

I have a confession to make.   After thirty (plus) years of cooking for my family, I am still terrified by big chunks of meat.  Not poultry — I can cut up a whole chicken for a meal with ease, … Continue reading

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GF Tentative Travel Itinerary

So we’re finishing up here in jolly Olde England tomorrow with gluten free yorkshire pudding and roast beef, plus a non-lactose raspberry trifle. ( The latter is going to be my own experiment adapting a recipe with vanilla soy yogurt … Continue reading

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Leftovers and Some Bits and Pieces of Another Sort

We’re having leftover Mulligatawny tonight, but I want to take this opportunity to make some disclaimers and give some explanations: I do not claim to be a really good cook; I personally know dozens of people who are much more … Continue reading

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