Beef Stew

One time I asked my mother what her favorite food was.  She thought about my question for a few seconds and then said, “I like anything that I don’t have to cook.” By the time I asked her that question, my mother had been cooking for her family over sixty years.  Even if we subtract…
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Linguine With Summer Peppers And Sausage

Every cabin should have a stack of old food magazines.  They’re perfect reading for those days when you are trapped by bad weather miles from shopping malls, movie theaters and sidewalks. Food magazines don’t have news stories, political cartoons, investment advice columns or movie reviews.  They do have ads, photos, advice columns and an occasional…
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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Some years ago I was surprised to learn that I grew up eating food from a gourmet kitchen.  It was not that my mother was a gourmet cook who carefully undercooked everything from carrots to roast beef.  She believed in cooking things until they were “done,” which meant soft for vegetables and gray for meat.…
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Isolde’s Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Last week I used some of the green cabbage I bought at the Farmer’s Market the previous Saturday to make John’s Haluski.  There were some beautiful red cabbages for sale that also tempted me, but Jerri’s observation that “We can only eat so much” killed that impulse before I even picked up the particularly good-looking…
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