Category Archives: Cooking

Jambalaya Reprise

In a throwback to my work at a major logistics company I made a batch of vegetarian jambalaya for this week’s lunches. The dish was born in Thomas County, Georgia as I was sequestered in a hotel for four months … Continue reading

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Gratin Dauphinois

Saturday I decided to make a gratin. We have storage potatoes although it will soon be time to plant them in the garden. I’d been thinking about gratin for a week. Scouring cookbooks for a recipe, the dish appears to … Continue reading

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Sixty Nine Days

It’s sixty nine days until what I hope is my last day of work at the home, farm and auto supply store… and “full retirement.” The paradigm upon which we based our life in Big Grove shifted. We settled here … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Chili Bowl

We discussed plans for Thanksgiving dinner exactly three minutes. It’s the two of us and we haven’t had chili with cornbread for a long time. We haven’t had an apple crisp this season either, so that will be our Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Overnight Soup

In our search for truth and meaning there’s nothing like making soup. Each batch can be spontaneous yet based in traditional flavors and processes. Soup uses what comes in from the garden, is stored in the pantry and ice box, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Weekend

Rain tapped the bedroom window this morning on the fringe of Hurricane Harvey. It was a reminder of our connection to the oceans. They are absorbing heat from the atmosphere on a planet experiencing some of its warmest days in … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

A gardener and farm worker has access to lots of summer vegetables, especially “farm seconds.” It is difficult to use them up before they turn to compost. The recipe for roasted red pepper and tomato soup is simple and the results … Continue reading

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