Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year 2017

We’re invited over to a neighbor’s tonight at 10:00 p.m. for a New Year’s celebration.  Our refrigerator is choked with leftover odds and ends.  I’ll be cooking again tomorrow, a boneless lamb roast from New Zealand, and thought I could make a … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

We had Christmas on Christmas Eve this year because the weather is threatening the day after Christmas and we wanted our son to be back home in Maryland by that time.  His visit was quite short, Friday-Sunday, but we managed to … Continue reading

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Hot Italian Sausage Soup

  Frightened to drive in the snow and ice, I’ve been staying close to home cooking from the freezer and listening to music.  This is one of my favorite Ray Charles’ videos, featuring Billy Preston on the organ. My husband … Continue reading

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Spicy Thai Eggplant with Lamb

My husband will finally be coming home next week and I will be over glad.  I imagine my Asian food obsession will be somewhat curtailed to occasionally in order to make room for the stews, meatloaves, mashed potatoes with gravy … Continue reading

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Veal Shoulder and Bok Choy Stir Fry

East and South Asian cuisine seem to be an obsession with me lately.  I’m craving color, flavor and vegetables.  Maybe to balance the dreary weather or maybe because I like East and South Asian food, not to the exclusion of other … Continue reading

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