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Being a Midwest girl from Northeast Ohio I am particularly drawn to apples. Remember Johnny Appleseed? When we were kids my father took us and our bag of dropped apples to a cider mill nearby where our apples were popped in a bin with everyone else’s and we certainly enjoyed that pungent juice comingled with many varieties. Today most grocery stores have a full load of varieties in rotation: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Rome Beauty, Fuji, Jonathan and Gala, And that's nothing compared to the 15,000 breeds that once grew in the US and are bountiful in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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Sweet Fresh Corn Plays Well in Many Dishes This cycle our Cook the Books group has been reading Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, a Memoir of Food and Longing. Author Anya von Bremzen recalls her early life decade by decade in the now defunct communist USSR and her eventual immigration to the US when she and her mother fled Brezhnev-era Russia and arrived in Philadelphia. The book was a bit tough to get through with all the Russian words and especially its references to obscure public figures. But the stories about her family and experiences were fascinating, especially her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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I really think individual portions are better now...
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
I like the individual portions anymore too...
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
I actually like these individual bundt pans. Got them at an estate sale. You just have to adjust the cooking time depending on the recipe
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
Well asparagus is wonderful year-round isn't it
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Try them -- great way to use what's in the fridge
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
Aren't the mini-pans great? I think these work beter than a big casserole
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
I got the bundt pans as an estate sale and aren't they great?
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
Yes, individual servings seem to do well these days
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
Ok, doing the the CtB roundup now and still love this recipe . thanks Simona.
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Hi Deb -- it turns out I've been AOL for so long that I made a mistake in replying to your comment. Much appreciated and thanks for hosting!
Toggle Commented May 30, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
Hi Deb and thanks for your comment and for hosting this session of Cook the Books. I've been AOL for a while and it's good to be back! Can't wait to see the roundup -- cathy
Toggle Commented May 30, 2017 on Rice cakes -Torta di Riso at Delaware Girl Eats
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Awesome & practical way to use spring vegetables with rice Author Sasha Martin set out to visit 195 countries and sample their cuisines, but at the onset things took a different turn.. Sasha made her way as best she could despite very difficult family situations including the unfortunate death of her brother and stints in foster care. Despite it all, Sasha persevered and became a successful author. She said, “I realize now that life is never simple. There are many dreams in a lifetime – dreams that flourish or flounder for reasons that can be complex.” The book includes a... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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mini quiches for mothers day are simple to make Whether it’s for Mothers’ Day or just because, a brunch is a no-fuss way to entertain a crowd. As we emerge from the hibernation of winter, there’s no better time to celebrate spring. Buds are greening and tulips are bursting. Spring is full of so much beauty; the tulips peaking through the dirt and the fresh rainfalls bring a feeling of renewal. This is reason alone to celebrate, and hosting an elegant, simple brunch seems like the perfect solution. From food and drinks to decorations, hosting a spring brunch is a... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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Delicious Asparagus Chowder makes for a great spring dish Nothing screams spring more than asparagus. Even though it’s available all year long, asparagus is most perfectly cooked when locally available. That’s when it tastes the best. Steamed, boiled, sautéed, roasted, grilled — asparagus takes on different qualities however you cook it. Many people prefer pencil-thin asparagus spears as their delicate texture makes them great for salads and even eaten raw. But the thicker ones are more flavorful and they stand up better to cooking methods like grilling. You don’t even need to peel them. You can get a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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Lightened up lasagna makes a fitting dish to welcome spring Today, Italians and Italian Americans are celebrating St. Joseph's Day. They honor both Joseph, the earthly foster-father of Jesus, and also all fathers, so it’s a Father’s day celebration. Considering that my father was a holder of the 'Joseph' namesake along with his sister Josephine, today is a special day for our family. This feast has many ancient origins that began as the vigil of the spring equinox in ancient times. While this is one of the most significant feast days in Italy, it’s also a reason to celebrate. Typically... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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Roasted Carrot Soup makes a warming dish for the last days of winter. Unexpected and often good things happen when you do something for someone else. Often true in life, this axiom is also the premise of Isabel Vincent’s book “Dinner with Edward”. Both the author and Edward are struggling as we meet them in the book – Isabel with a failing marriage and Edward with the death of his beloved wife. Through their frequent dinners prepared by Edward they came to see how dinner with a friend opens up new vistas and nourishment that “sustains us against the hungers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
Hope you will try Wendy!
HI Sarah -- indeed it is delicious. Give a try!
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Easy and delicious Andouille & Chicken Gumbo - a great Mardi Gras dish Mardi Gras, the New Orleans celebration of Fat Tuesday which is marked by eating, drinking and parading. The raucous event preceding the start of Lent will soon be upon us. Let’s face it, Mardi Gras is an excuse to party, or at least host friends over for a festive dinner. And gumbo in its many variations is at the heart of Mardi Gras celebrations. So what is gumbo anyway? It’s a hearty soup made with a medium or dark roux, which is a combination of slowly roasted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
Simona I was the next book already too. My dilemma now is what dish to make in inspiration. Stay tuned
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Hi Deb-- thanks so much for including me in the roundup "after the fact"! appreciate your efforts in hosting that round and look forward to the next selection -- cathy
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats
Yes- In dDelaware we talk about 2 degrees of separation, but there were many more with this book.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats
Hi Simona -- so glad Deb added me after the fact to the roundup. I really like this group, and the upcoming selection. Hope you guys are well! cathy
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats