Monthly Archives: December 2010

Magdalin’s Soup

 Magdalin Aldhubhaibi is one of my best and oldest friends.  We’ve know each other since we were in Bangladesh and since then we have attempted to spend Christmases together, succeeding in Mali, Ethiopia, France and Senegal.  She’s coming tonight.Magdalin was … Continue reading

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Spaghettoni and Meatballs

My mother was a pretty good cook and it was something we told her to keep her spirits up.  But it was true.  A southern girl, born and raised in Texas, married to a Louisianan, you can imagine our meals. … Continue reading

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Turmeric and Ginger Pork Steaks

My stove, the “piano gastronome” has arrived and is installed.   Naturally, I had to play something.  Since I really missed having an oven for the last 2 months, I decided that it should be an oven dish.  Normally these … Continue reading

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Olive Salad

There is no place on earth like New Orleans!  They’ve got it all; music, food, beautiful people and that down home southern hospitality that I’ve only seen rivaled in Thailand. A few years back (before the hurricane), we sub-leased an … Continue reading

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Discernible Pieces of Potato

 “It’s not hot outside”.  When winter arrives (early this year), it’s time to bring out the boots, scarves, hats and wool coats; to clean out the fireplace and have the plumber check the heating system; to put the draft stoppers … Continue reading

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