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Kitchen Drama

It is leftover night. I chopped the last red onion–the only onion in the house–and sauteed it in vegetable oil. Poor thing, its salad days were over. I added two grizzled italian sausages, cooked, that have been languishing in the … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick: A Cook’s Guide

 <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/1529746/?claim=subwa7h59fw”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> St. Patrick’s Day will fall on a Monday this year, one month from now.  It remains to be seen if revelers will make a long weekend of it, or if the pubs will suffer … Continue reading

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Irish Much?

Tonight for dinner I made a big bowl of boiled potatoes and buttered cabbage with salt and pepper. I washed it down with a glass of port. The day is much improved.

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One Potato, Two Potato…

It is my practice, when in Ireland, to eat at least five forms of potato every day. It isn’t difficult and it is certainly no hardship. Take yesterday: The day started with leftover ham and homefries. At Fitzroy’s in Derry, … Continue reading

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Of cabbages and kale

Barkis makes  brussel sprouts that are beyond belief. I am not exactly sure how he does it but it involves shredding or quartering the sprouts, boiling them and then I imagine he fries them in a little olive oil before dousing … Continue reading

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Anyone for Muskrat?

There’s fresh-caught muskrat for sale in Itchy Ankle. Let me know if I can get you some. Not sure how to prepare it? Check out the recipes here.

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Sunday tea at Gran’s

This morning, scraping some burnt baked beans off the bottom of a pot, I had occasion to remember my Gran. When we were little, we went to Gran’s for tea every Sunday afternoon, 3 of her seven children, their spouses, … Continue reading

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Last night’s dinner

In celebration of Freddie’s birthday, a delicious meal of scallops with chili jam, cod baked with mayonnaise and marjoram, asparagus and sauted bok choy. We ate the rhubarb crumble before we had a chance to grab a close up.

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Choreography and Carpet Burns–A Creative Collaboration with Doris Brazil

Following the Crone’s invitation, it sounds like it wouldn’t take too much to persuade Doris Brazil to don her nose clip and swim cap. The correspondence continues: Oh Blabs, Blabs, Blabs… fifty years ago I would have jumped at the … Continue reading

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