Steve’s Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls entered my life one beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Holy Trinity Church Harvest Festival near Clayton, Wisconsin.  Holy Trinity is a member of the Orthodox Church in America.  Founded by Carpatho-Russian immigrants who came to northwest Wisconsin at the end of the 19th century, Holy Trinity Church now has about 130 members.  …
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Mom’s Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

Mom liked pickles and she made gallons of them from the row of cucumbers we always had in the garden.  Big cucumber dills four or five inches long that you ate right out of the crock in the basement, dill spears in quart jars for serving at the table and hamburger dill slices in pint…
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Really Easy Eggplant Parmesan

If you read about caponata in last week’s post, you know why I was a pretty old guy before I tasted eggplant parmesan.  Though my mother distrusted eggplant, I really think that she would have tolerated it in this classic Italian dish.  Browned slices of eggplant smothered with tomato sauce and cheese.  Absolutely delicious, and…
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