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Smoked Ham, Split Pea and Barley Soup

After a brief, unsuccessful stint as a branch of Food Mart, Dave’s Super Duper is back!  I imagine they lost quite a few customers because they ditched their butcher and signed on to Food Mart brand prepackaged meat, cheese and … Continue reading

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Easter 2017

Finally getting around to this.  I’ve been a little busy preparing to close down the house here in Honesdale, while dealing with the day to day.  Anyway. In the Sahel of West Africa (Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal), the women prepare … Continue reading

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Navy Beans with Kielbasa

I found an artisanal kielbasa sausage at the Super Duper market.  Quelle surprise! Kielbasa seems to be popular in our area, however the sausages available are usually produced in large, name brand factories with God knows what profit maximizing ingredients.  I … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Traditionally, our family always has ham for Easter.  I did briefly think about lamb, but was out-voted.  After I whined about the quality of the hams in supermarkets, my neighbor, Caroline, suggested I purchase my ham from the German butcher. … Continue reading

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Sandwich Jambon a l’os

There is nothing so good as a sandwich, no matter the filling, made with a fresh, crusty baguette.  I filled today’s sandwiches with watercress, heirloom tomatoes, mayonnaise and jambon a l’os or ham cooked on the bone. Ham on the … Continue reading

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The Bogeyman

The Irish food board, Bord Bia, is an organization that I follow on Facebook because of their fabulous recipes using homegrown Irish ingredients.  I have duplicated many of their recipes and they have always been good, a la Conor Bofin. … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Bitter, cold weather has prompted my family to nag and drop hints about soup.  Potato soup was mentioned, as was the Haitian soup giraumon.  I thought we should have a sort of fish stew like cullen skink but couldn’t bring myself to … Continue reading

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Ham Salad

Leftover ham and pre-boiled German eggs with a salad of roquette, cucumbers and radish. Ham Salad 2 cups cooked ham, coarsely chopped 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 1 scallion, thinly sliced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 heaping tsp mustard Salt Pepper … Continue reading

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Ham, Spinach and Goat Cheese Orecchiette

Inspiration for the this pasta is all over the internet, some claim it’s a Martha Stewart creation.  The original uses kale, bacon and Parmesan cheese which sounded really good to me, whoever is responsible.  However, I’m not cooking alone here, I have … Continue reading

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Chickpea Hominy Soup with Herbs

Leftover baked ham, 1 frail carrot, 1/2 bell pepper, a huge bag of baby spinach. Pots and pots of fresh herbs.  Of course there were onions and garlic, the cupboard never gets THAT bare! Got my Zen thing going on, practicing … Continue reading

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