Monthly Archives: November 2010

Balkan Bounty

The Balkan countries really captured my imagination when I was teaching European history at the Waldorf School a few years ago, perhaps because I knew absolutely nothing about them, except for Greece.  Since then I’ve read some pretty horrifying books … Continue reading

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Drowning in Turkey, Already!

Somehow, we ended up with two enormous turkeys this year, and we’re not even cooking Thanksgiving dinner!  The first gobbler was one that I bought from a friend of mine who raised a bunch of turkeys herself on a small, … Continue reading

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Budget Crisis

At the risk of sounding like a total idiot, I’ve suddenly discovered that fancy, exotic cooking can be hard on the old pocket book.  Over the weekend and into early this week I made a couple of wonderful dishes from … Continue reading

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¡Que Viva España!

We are all humming with happiness around here now that the weather is cooler and the food is spicier.  On Saturday I cooked a delicious Arab-Andalusian vegetable ragout deeply flavored with paprika, along with  a golden, crisp garlic chicken dish … Continue reading

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A Change in Plans . . . .

For all you ocd  folks (formerly known in Freudian-literate circles as “anal”) reading this blog, this may be deeply disturbing to you, and I apologize ahead of time, but by unanimous consent, and as a result of outright rebellion on … Continue reading

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Bye to Scandinavia and on to . . . surprise!

A million pardons for neglecting the blog for a few days, but frankly, I got distracted by a novel about a Chinese prostitute who became a famous painter, and couldn’t drag myself back to the computer. Okay, here’s a summary … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Cabbage Blues

They lied to me!  My whole family lied to me about the corned beef and cabbage! Here’s the story:  I was sure after I served it last weekend,  that Beto and Elijah liked it as much as I did,  so … Continue reading

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