Monthly Archives: March 2012

No-Knead Bread

Sometimes we are just plain lucky.  If my first loaf of no-knead bread had turned out like the second, I would not be sharing this recipe.  The story starts about three years ago when I happened on a recipe for … Continue reading

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Ham and Lentil Soup

Lentils have been saddled with a bum rap.  Even before the King James Bible told us that Esau sold his birthright for a “pottage of lentiles” (lentil soup), people have been using the story as an example of selling something … Continue reading

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Roasting Vegetables

My mother did a great job of cooking potatoes.  Boiled, baked, mashed, scalloped, fried–they were all cooked expertly and ended up delicious.  But when it came to other vegetables, she adhered to the old country housewife policy of cooking them … Continue reading

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Breakfast Frittata

What do you do when you can’t resist buying a lot of jalapeño peppers that happen to be on sale?  Find recipes that call for jalapeños, of course.  My wife just shook her head at the recipe for a breakfast … Continue reading

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Fish Pepperard

Christians are now in the liturgical season of Lent, a time of reflection, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial. As a child I learned that during Lent we should give up something that we really liked.  At one time or another I … Continue reading

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