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White Bean Puree

  When I was growing up, the only beans were ever ate were from a metal can. We canned them ourselves in a local coop and for the first few months, they were okay. Not fresh, but edible. As time passed, as one year approached, opening a can was an exercise in self-destruction. Eating them…

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Three Onion and Leek Tart with Goat Cheese and Creme Fraiche

When you call something “rustic” it’s often done with connotations. Well, it’s not Madison Avenue but, … It’s delightful, despite … Rarely does “rustic” come across as a 110% compliment. But there are times when it should. Flo Braker, a true national treasure of baking, has created this tart that can only be described as…

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Soft Shell Crabs with Onion Pepper Jelly and Roasted Garlic Sauce

“If you buy another jar of jam, I’m going to …” Suzen continued talking but this post may be read by persons who are easily offended. She was not happy but she was adamant. I was not offended. I had just built three more shelves in our panty to hold “stuff.” Pantry creep is not…

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Friday Night Green Beans with Onions and Potatoes

The combination of Easter and Passover at the beginning of spring can create culinary overload. In ancient cultures, the “new year” began in the spring, when winter’s darkness was finally gone and the green sprouts announced that a new year had finally arrived. The holidays provide the opportunity for celebrations embracing food. And they often…

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