Category: Food and Cooking

Jan 03

Grilled sandwich for lunch.

On a cold and blustery Winter’s day it is nice to come inside from shoveling snow and have a hot sandwich with soup. The range of sandwiches that work for grilling is extensive, but as a general rule they contain some sort of meat and cheese combination. The cheese, of course, melts nicely to make …

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Jan 01

Cassoulet on New Year’s Day

  On the first day of the New Year, it is tradition in my home to eat some kind of beans. I don’t remember where or when the tradition started but it is believed to be good luck to eat beans on the first day of the new year. I have not noticed this to …

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Dec 24

Christmas 2013

Last year at Christmas, I shared some information about cooking a traditional rib roast. A roast rib of beef is impressive to be sure, but there are smaller roasts from less expensive cuts of beef that are very suitable for a small gathering. To cook a rib roast for just my Mother and me is …

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Dec 23

Fresh Fish

After fasting and completing the intestinal cleanse earlier this year, I have been trying to eat more fish. I do enjoy fresh fish but it has become very expensive. Prices for many of the commonly available types of fish range between $8 and $15 per pound or more! I do not begrudge the fisherman a …

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Dec 20

Duck Breast with Lignon Berries

Lignon berries are not too common in America, but they are often served with wild game in Northern European countries. Last year, I posted this article about duck. It offered a number of ways to cook duck and how to make a basic duck stock as a base for other more complex sauces. This year, …

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Nov 19

Sprouts for health

Seed sprouts can be an economical way to supplement your menu and boost the nutritional value of your daily diet. This is especially helpful during the winter months when fresh veggies are limited in availability or very costly. The only thing you need to sprout seeds for food is a jar and some cheesecloth over …

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Nov 11

Potato and Leek Soup

After harvesting those beautiful potatoes yesterday, I decided to make a batch of Potato and Leek soup. This is a very quick and easy soup to make. The thing that takes longer than all else is cleaning the leeks. Leeks are grown in sandy-muddy soil and they have a tendency to collect a lot of …

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Nov 01

Pizza

Pizza is a popular food that can be done well at home. In fact, much of the pizza sold in shops is awful and with a little prep time and attention to detail you can make an excellent pizza with some special ingredients Of course, to achieve a quality end product we must begin with …

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Oct 14

Lamb Stew and a Rack of Lamb Too!

Lamb is enjoyed in many countries around the world. It is true that Americans eat a lot of beef and I like beef, but I must say that I enjoy lamb very much! In an earlier post about lamb, I did a marinated and roast leg you can read about it here. I frequently see …

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Sep 29

Fresh Sweet Corn

Another summertime favorite is fresh sweet corn. When I say fresh, I mean the corn must be harvested the day you choose to eat it, preferably within hours of eating. Corn is high in natural sugar. The moment the corn is cut from the stalk these sugars begin to turn to starch. Within a day, …

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