Category Archives: Vegetables

Smoked Sausage Soup

Among the many reasons for admiring Julia Child are her sensible observations about the privacy of the kitchen. From her I learned that the broken cake or tart that refused to slip smoothly out of the pan will look fine … Continue reading

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Jerri’s Beef and Brussels Sprouts

I can’t remember not liking Brussels sprouts, though I may have suppressed the memory of battles at the table with my mother and father. Since Brussels sprouts are closely related to cabbage I probably liked them from the first taste. … Continue reading

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Joyce’s Pumpkin Pie

“Every successful marriage needs one flexible partner,” said my friend Bob. Then he added, “Jody is the one in ours.” We have a similar situation which explains why Jerri has been using Joyce’s pumpkin pie recipe for well over forty … Continue reading

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Mixed Bean Pot

There was a time when I hated beans. Green beans, especially, but also yellow wax beans. Beans that grew in thousand-foot-long rows tangled with weeds. Weeds that I had been hired to kill with my trusty hoe. My father had … Continue reading

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Pasties Fit for a King

I don’t remember when or where I first ate a pasty. It might have been in Ironwood, Michigan, where some friends of my parents took us one time when they went to buy colored oleo. Stores in Wisconsin could not … Continue reading

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Leek and Potato Soup

One Saturday morning I saw some wonderful fresh leeks at the farmers’ market and could not resist. Jerri approved the purchase with the condition that I do something with them. I checked out leek soup recipes, made some modifications and … Continue reading

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Meche’s Salsa Fresca

Some time ago, with Meche’s permission, I shared her recipe for guacamole on “Courage in the Kitchen.” Since fresh vegetables are still available at the local Farmers Markets, it’s not too late to make a batch of Meche’s Salsa Fresca. … Continue reading

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Chicken Primavera

Primavera means “spring” in Italian, that time of year when tender young vegetables are just waiting to be tossed in a delicate sauce and then piled high on our plates. There was a time not long ago when people waited … Continue reading

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Sharon’s Louisiana Shrimp Bake

My mother loved to try new recipes. They were not all great successes, but they got eaten. Even Dad knew that he was expected to set a good example by eating “what is set before you” and we kids understood … Continue reading

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Ann’s Rotini Salad

This is a pasta salad that my mother would have loved. It’s sweet but not too sweet, has enough vegetables to give it a crunch and colorful pasta to make it look cheerful. I got this recipe from one of … Continue reading

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