Monthly Archives: December 2019

Sugar-free cornbread

Some five year old, very finely ground, North Carolina Beattie’s cornmeal remained and I thought I could make some sugar-free, buttermilk free cornbread to complement a chili. I also added about half spelt flour to add a bit of nuttiness … Continue reading

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Surprise manzano pepper

We had planted rocoto pepper seed outside and it was time to renew the indoor battle with aphids trying to over winter the peppers when one plant produced a yellow pepper of the same shape, apparently the closely related manzano … Continue reading

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Swanson TV Dinner Knockoff

Usually the first full meal after Thanksgiving: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables. With cranberries and dressing for those who wanted them.

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Chicken liver paté

I am still struggling to finish off remedial ingredients (livers, gizzards) left unused after Thanksgiving. I am so lucky to have a partner with the foresight to have a food processor and ramekins on hand so that I could make … Continue reading

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Cranberries without processed sugar

My increasing inability to process straight sucrose led me to a maple syrup/orange juice substitution for the simple cranberry sauce recipe on the package. With the cooking taking only ten minutes this was simple enough. I am not sure if … Continue reading

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Rethinking family heirloom red cabbage recipe

My Green Bay son’s request for a red cabbage recipe led me to rethink the recipe I had been blindly following for the last 40 years. Having eaten red cabbage with cinnamon and or clove and other seasonings in restaurants … Continue reading

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The Color of Brassicas

I was just trying to clean up the Thanksgiving leftovers of red cabbage quick fried in bacon grease with garden kale and combined with chicken livers only in the house because the turkey had no giblet pack. The color of … Continue reading

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