Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sarah’s Salmon Sauce

My best friend and his wife at the University of Virginia had a baby daughter who has grown up to be a talented writer and the patient wife of a diplomat who travels the world, as well as a devoted … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Supreme

Last summer when I asked my wife what she would like for her birthday, I assumed that she would suggest something simple, like finding her an autographed copy of the latest Joyce Carol Oates novel or an inexpensive dinner at … Continue reading

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Rotini Bean Salad

This salad began with a recipe I found years ago on a plastic bag of some really good Hodgson Mill vegetable rotini.  Our first taste suggested the need for adjustments, but we liked the combination of beans, peppers and pasta, … Continue reading

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Candied Dill Strips

Like most country kids, I was in a 4-H club.  Ours was called the Busy Beavers, and we met at Mrs. Carlson’s, about a ten minute bike ride from my home.  I became the club secretary and dutifully submitted a … Continue reading

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Boneless Pork Roast

When I fetched a pork roast from the wooden chest in the red shed on those cold winter mornings, I knew that Mom would be making her pork pot roast for supper that night.  I don’t remember her ever roasting … Continue reading

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