Category Archives: Recipes

Oven Roasted Chicken with Turnips and Spinach

It was 28 F(-2 C) this morning and our first frost of the season.  I’d better get the winter clothes out of the attic and shake out my gloves.   They predict that we still have a few more days of … Continue reading

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Veal Chops with Sage Mustard Sauce

  It’s been a very good year for our herb garden, even the stubborn, gangster basil looks good!  We’ve got fennel fronds, parsley, weed like oregano, rosemary and two varieties of sage that are almost bushes.  Autumn is a good … Continue reading

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Fresh Borlotti Chili Beans

As you know, I like fresh beans when I can get them.  Fortunately, the Scranton farmer’s market has a few farmers who grow borlotti/red coco beans or what they call cranberry beans to shell.  These beans are quite a bit … Continue reading

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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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