Category Archives: Cooking

Soup for the Polar Vortex

Monday I made a big pot of vegetable soup using what has become a standard process. Mirepoix of onion, celery, carrot and salt sautéed in a couple tablespoons of vegetable broth. Potatoes peeled and cut in large chunks, a 15 … Continue reading

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Bunkering in During Snowfall

Snow began overnight and is expected to continue all day — the first real snow this winter. We need more from winter, a week of subzero temperatures to kill bugs in the ground and to stop the sap flow in … Continue reading

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Winter Soup to Relieve Punk Times

The end of year has been punk times without relief. Some blame it on social media. Social media users post they need a break. They want to cleanse their mind of the drivel, hostility and tumult often found in feeds … Continue reading

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Very Late Fall Cookery

With winter solstice tomorrow afternoon, it’s getting late to be calling this autumn. There are still fresh vegetables in the ice box and plenty of ideas for what to do with them. On Monday and Tuesday I binged on YouTube … Continue reading

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Lazy Vegetarian

We are an ovo-lacto vegetarian household, although Morningstar Farms makes me a lazy vegetarian at home. In our ecology of food we still purchase mass-produced, vegetarian burgers, recipe crumbles and chik patties. It’s an easy dinner to warm one up, … Continue reading

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Tofu Mole – Not a Recipe

I found jars of mole and adobo paste in the pantry. They expired a long time ago but that didn’t stop me from re-hydrating a jar with home made vegetable broth and making a dish with tofu. Using prepared mole … Continue reading

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Into the Light

I spent much of Black Friday loading customer vehicles with large, bulky items that were on sale. It was often a three-person job. Management had us come in an hour before the store opened at 6 a.m. to put the … Continue reading

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