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The British Are Coming!

I’ve often been impressed and surprised by the excellent recipes from the BBC’s food section.  Forgetting that the days of dull, unimaginative English cuisine are long gone and chefs like Jamie Oliver are showing Americans a thing or two. I … Continue reading

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Hearty Red Wine Braised Beef Stew with Chicken Hearts

Snow flurries this morning but we did have two days of low 70s just as a tease.  I had about 2 1/2 lbs of generic beef stew cubes and 1 lb of chicken hearts.  Yes, I know, a little bizarre … 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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Portuguese Feiijoada

The Coco de Paimpol beans are out and I look for every excuse I can to cook them.  Our neighbor Tonio, of Portuguese persuasion, inspired my rendition of this rich, bean stew.  A while back I made a Spanish stew … Continue reading

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Third Culture Kids

Our son Brian was born in California, raised in West Africa, schooled in Switzerland, England and France.  He is what is called a third culture kid.  Books have been written about these children if you’re interested. For instance, our son … Continue reading

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Beef and Vegetable Stew

I had some “Black Angus” beef in the freezer and decided to do a simple beef stew.  A Honesdale cattle rancher friend of my husband told him that the designation of cattle as Black Angus can be quite broad and … Continue reading

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