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Collard Greens

Collard Greens

Thursday, April 25, 2013 4 Comments

Can we be friends? I don’t always remember the first time I am introduced to a new vegetable. Usually, there is not a lot of conversation. No, “How are you? What a lovely shade of orange you are and oh, so deliciously crunchy. Carrot, I think we will be friends.” But I do remember the […]

Sesame Mirin Brussel Sprouts

Sesame Mirin Brussel Sprouts

Saturday, March 31, 2012 4 Comments

CROSS-CULTURAL CABBAGE PATCH KIDS My sister and I both had Cabbage Patch kids when we were girls. Hers was named Carolyn Tay, and I remember straw blonde hair topped her soft head and blue eyes pierced her round face. And though I loved my doll, I don’t remember her well. She may have had brown […]

Rushing

Rushing

Sunday, July 31, 2011 No Comments

I made a commitment to post once a month. A story and a recipe should not be so difficult to complete. Yet, here I am on the last day of the month, with a few hours before August. Although I love to cook and write, sometimes neither come easily. Fortunately, this potato salad will ensure […]

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Dressing Up

Dressing Up

Saturday, August 7, 2010 No Comments

My family had a special glass bottle designated for making salad dressing. Dried, dehydrated, packet salad dressing, to be more specific. Three raised lines divided the bottom half, indicating the amount oil, vinegar and water that was needed for one packet. The simple design made it easy for my young self to make salad dressing […]

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Ten Dollar Turnips

Ten Dollar Turnips

Monday, February 8, 2010 2 Comments

New years resolution: Be more assertive New years failure: Me: “I’ll take these turnips.” (No price listed on the box at the farmer’s market). Vendor: “That will be $10.” Me (to myself): “That is ridiculous. I am not paying that much for a root vegetable. Just walk away. Walk away.” Vendor: “Do you want a […]