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Glenda Irene Green’s Devilish Eggs

Glenda writes: “I do not have an eggsact recipe, but I add, taste, ya know… To the egg yolks I add mayo, good brown mustard, finely chopped onion or shallots, finely chopped dill pickles, pickled juice, avocados, salt & pepper … Continue reading

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I don’t like liver

Chicken Liver Mousse with paprika and pears, served with toast points, raspberry apricot preserves and hot bread and butter pickles. Continue reading

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Short & Sweet

August 15th was Julie Child’s 100th birthday and there was quite a bit of media attention paid to her contributions to the world of American cooking. For weeks, I was thrilled to find re-runs of old Julia Child cooking shows … Continue reading

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Spongeworthy?

As I’ve continued my research into baking, I find more and more elaborate, complex and interesting techniques for making bread. Each nuance, each slight variation creates a broad pallet of different textures, flavors and consistencies. Being such a novice and … Continue reading

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Third Time’s the Charm

After my second baking experiment, I felt really encouraged. I’d paid attention to the details, learned a little bit more about the chemical reactions in the baking process and as a result, my white bread loaves were fluffy and buttery, … Continue reading

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Second Chance

My first baking experiment wasn’t exactly a failure, but it certainly didn’t yield the kind of results I was hoping for. At the end of the day, I concluded quite accurately that I just didn’t know enough about baking to … Continue reading

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Making of a Baker

I have a confession to make. I don’t really know how to bake. To be accurate, I can make a wonderful batch of cookies, I’m pretty good with a pie crust and I’ve managed to learn my way around muffins … Continue reading

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My Duck Runneth Over

When it comes to managing the household budget, there are three luxuries I consistently choose to spend money on: a monthly massage, quality hair-care products and high end groceries. When my husband and I began planning our life together, I … Continue reading

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I gave my soup the finger

It was a beautiful spring Sunday afternoon. Over coffee that morning, I’d decided to use the three jars of frozen lobster stock I’d made a few months earlier to make seafood soup for dinner. This is one of our favorite … Continue reading

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Lobster? Again?

Yes, lobster again. I live in New England where lobsters practically jump out of the water into your lobster pot. Not really, but they are plentiful, relatively inexpensive and quite delicious. So, when in Rome, as they say…. I’ve got … Continue reading

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