VEGE DINNER

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It know it seems like all we ever do is cook meat and, well–we really do cook a lot of it. But now and then–about once a week we have rice and beans (okay-they often have a small amount of cured pork product inside) BUT–one of my favorite dinners is the Spicy Chick Peas–otherwise known… View Article
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RICE AND BEANS

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So we eat a lot of beans and rice in our family–different types: red, black, pinto, chick peas etc. The most economical way to healthfully feed a group is to start with the dried beans–just a couple bucks for a bag which will feed a group of 6-8–total protein. Still-a couple cans of organic beans… View Article
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LAME BIRTHDAY DINNER

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After the whole soccer day extravaganza, I arrived home at 6:00–the dogs unwalked and a whole sink full of dishes (natch–the dishwasher and drainer was full of clean dishes) which means–no one could ever possibly put them away without an instruction manual. Needless to say, I was quite cranky AND poor hubby–it WAS his birthday…. View Article
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EASTER DINNER

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”EasterDinner2010″] Another Easter dinner had on one of our first gloriously beautiful days of the spring. Planned 8 to sit down for dinner but wound up me plus 8 boys to men (and thankfully Carly turning up in time for dessert). The meal, served inside was eaten outside–simple, simple menu but so satisfying…. View Article

REALLY GOOD FRIDAY

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”ReallyGoodFriday”] One week back from vacation and the vibe continues a la early spring. Fresh Pat LaFreida provolone sausages, barbecued and piled into a baguette, lined with sweet pickles, and slathered with mustard. Press it down and slice in pieces–a great casual way to get lots of servings with little fuss. Sweet potatoes,… View Article
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RICE AND PEAS

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”JARiceAndPeas”] A couple of years ago before getting so busy making Mad Hungry, I spent a week teaching at a work shop called The Kiln and The Kitchen at Good Hope in Trelawny, Jamaica. My childhood friend David Pinto, a potter who works up there invited me to collaborate with him in teaching… View Article
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MORE ON CABBAGE- KALE

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Not to beat a dead cabbage but–this variety of cabbage which behaves like kale is kind of insane as pointed out on yesterdays MH FB page post by Kempe Minifie (former executive food editor Gourmet magazine). Should you have a garden, I recommend getting these seeds. Unlike most other cabbages, there is so little water… View Article
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VINEGAR GLOSSED CHICKEN PLUS

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On the music front from yesterday opera didn’t win the airwaves after all but we did compromise starting with Jay Z and Alicia Keys New classic NYC anthem Empire State of Mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c. Jay Z was the musical olive branch and I love this version better than solo Alicia anyway. BUT–she so rules overall in… View Article
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NO KNEAD PIZZA

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From my postings here and on FB about my bread baking activities, I think it’s fair to say that Sullivan Street bakery’s Jim Laheys new book, http://www.amazon.com/My-Bread-Revolutionary-No-Work-No-Knead/dp/0393066304 is the book I’ve most been working from in the last couple months because yeast is my new learning curve. I have had almost instant and undeserving success… View Article
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HOMEMADE TRUMPS CONVENIENCE

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In the time it takes to order pizza and pick it up or wait for delivery, you can make a MUCH better and more affordable meal at home, provided your pantry is stocked. Many friends and colleagues tell me they just don’t have time to cook. But, they have time to order in and wait… View Article