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Brian’s Dill Dip

  Bribe is such an ugly four-letter word. I know, there are five letters, but it seems to reek of four-letter connotation. I think inducement is a better way to phrase what is about to transpire. Few of us, vegetarians aside, eat enough veggies. There are reasons for that, some of them legitimate genetic hangovers…

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Anchovy Cream from The French Kitchen Cookbook by Patricia Wells

This post is appearing at the demand of my wife, Suzen Mines-O’Rourke. Things were going fine until she read this morning’s first post. “Butterscotch sauce? You just did malted milk chocolate sauce yesterday? What is wrong with you? People want a balance of recipes on this blog. You are unbalanced. Totally unbalanced.” “Nothing is wrong,”…

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Not Your Mother’s Onion Dip from Diane Morgan

It’s mid-April. There is the chance that there will be no more snow. Time for shorts. Time for dips. Oh, Suzen has just informed me that the picture above is of kolrabi, not onions. It’s a pretty picture. Pretend they are red onions. Do not proceed with kolrabi. My defense? I grew up with canned…

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Puree of White Beans with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

On a snowy Sunday, I found Suzen checking out our cookbooks. “What are you looking for?” I asked. I can be helpful. Sometimes. “Something interesting,” she said calmly. She’s not six feet tall so her hand was reaching up to manipulate the books on the top row. “Something chocolate?” I suggested. Suzen likes chocolate. “Go…

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