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Pork Sausages with Prunes, Guinness, and Lentils from Lidgate’s

  How do you feel about manipulation? I know, it’s not a word with positive connotation. Who wants to be manipulated? Well, I do like a good massage, but manipulation — via advertising say — is not a good thing. Still, we all do it. I do it. I want something from my wife, I…

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Sausage and Sage Toad in the Hole with Gravy from The Kitchen Shelf

I recently posted a review of The Kitchen Shelf, a new and clever book for “us.” There are books that tell you how to create a great dish 20 minutes with 3 ingredients. This is not that kind of book. Not that kind at all. The Kitchen Shelf suggests you stock your panty with just…

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Soup of Dill Pickles, Potato, Smoked Sausage, and Bacon from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen

The recipe comes from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen. Author Chris Honor was born in Australia and now has a small restaurant in North London. He calls this recipe Polish Potato Book but originally he called it Pickled Cucumber Soup. That name did not make is a best seller, but the Polish title makes…

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Baked Tomato with Sausage, Egg, Cinnamon and Chile from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen

The recipe comes from Big Flavors from a Small Kitchen. Author Chris Honor was born in Australia and now has a small restaurant in North London. In Big Flavors, there are no recipe titles per se. He just lists four or five ingredients at the top of each page. Here the fabulous four are: tomato,…

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