Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sister Rose’s Sister’s Stew

For one year in college, I was a reporter for the campus Third World News.  One of my favorite things was interviewing Black Muslim ministers and their “soldiers” at their Islamic temples.  They were such gentlemen, courteously showing me the … Continue reading

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Miso Marinated Sablefish with Sesame Spinach

The first time I ever tasted sablefish or black cod was at a Jewish deli in Liberty, New York in 197-; just kidding I don’t remember the year, but the taste was memorable.  The fish was smoked, thinly sliced and … Continue reading

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Roasted Maitake Mushroom Noodle Soup

This all began when Trix Render of Willow River Gallery and Restaurant asked if I would like a large Hen of the Woods mushroom.  Trix is both an extraordinary chef and talented painter. Her restaurant, tastefully decorated with paintings and … Continue reading

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Italian Style Peppers and Onions

Unlike the monopolistic, corporate suppliers of produce to U.S. supermarkets,  I don’t think our government realizes how much their Pennsylvania constituents depend on Mexico. The only bell peppers, garlic (not good), avocados and tomatoes I could find in the supermarket … Continue reading

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Ibushi Gin

Japanese cuisine fascinates me because of it’s attention to presentation as well as flavors and it’s unique style of food preparation.  I’m not talking about sushi which is, and rightly so when prepared by master sushi chefs, the very expensive … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in Port Sauce

It’s mushroom season in France with dozens of varieties of mushrooms.  Envious, I trolled the stores here and found these crimini mushrooms. I wanted to make these with sherry but ruby port was all I had.   Still good. The … Continue reading

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Well

We got back to the States on August 31st.  It’s truly a shame I didn’t have time to post the last meals we had in France.  I didn’t have a lot of time and felt a bit down about leaving, … Continue reading

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