Potato-Rye Bread with Caraway & Onion

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Did you know that during the Middle Ages (5th to the 15th century), much of Europe, certainly the peasants, ate rye (or barley) bread?  Funny how things change.  Now, rye bread is enjoyed by almost everyone, and did I mention that it is the very foundation for that wonderful comestible called “The Reuben”?  Continue reading

Johnny Appleseed Tomato Soup

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It’s that time of year…the beginning of soup season.  Or autumn to normal people.  And as it happens, it’s also apple season.  See the connection I made there?  Nothing gets by The Goddess.  This seemed like a marriage made in heaven.  And it is!  Continue reading

Thousand Island Dressing

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I love salad dressing…period.  It doesn’t matter if it’s creamy or a vinaigrette.  I just love it.  And I like to have a little salad with my dressing.  Or to put it another way, I like to have a bowl of really delicious calories!  Now, having said that, this is worth every…single…calorie! Continue reading

Everyday Cinnamon Rolls

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This is more or less the Everyday Bread recipe, but with additional butter, egg and sugar and using all-purpose flour.  I decided to give you an actual recipe, rather than try to alter it…I did that, but even I found it confusing.  Confusing is bad.  Understanding is good…and it leads to much better results! Continue reading

Everyday Bread

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It seems that everyone is baking bread these pandemic days.  Particularly sour dough, which The Goddess wandered into, when yeast was not so readily available.  But, she’s returned to her roots…the bread you eat everyday!  A good, basic loaf…. Continue reading

Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chips and Salted Caramel Swirl

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This is different from the bread pudding I usually make.  It’s less dense and while it’s custardy, it isn’t overly custardy.  Does that make any sense at all?  Quite awhile back, when we could still dine out, The Goddess brunched at Rouge, in Philadelphia.  This is her version of their fantastic bread pudding.  Continue reading

Sichuan Carrot Soup

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This is so simple.  And delicious.  It makes a lovely first course or an evening meal with some Spicy Peanut Noodles, Creamy Peanut Rice Noodles or some Cuban Ham Dip.  It’s light, tasty and goes together quickly.  It’s a perfect summer, mid-week meal.  Continue reading

Spice Island Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Onions and Nectarines

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As you know, The Goddess loves fruit with savory things.  The spices are the “warm” spices—allspice, coriander, smoked paprika.  And nectarines.  There isn’t much that’s better than a juicy, ripe nectarine, eaten out of hand, with the juices running down your chin.  God, I need a cigarette, just thinking about it.  This dish combines the sweetness of nectarines, sweet potatoes and juicy chicken thighs seasoned with those “warm” spices, all in one pan.    Continue reading

Sweet Corn-Zucchini-Red Pepper Relish

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“The corn is as high as an elephant’s eye”, so the song goes.  It’s the perfect time to make a little corn relish.  The zucchini are still bearing, the peppers are starting to bear and the corn…oh God, the corn!  It’s so delicious fresh, but it’s nice to have a few jars of corn relish tucked away for later.  Continue reading

Spiced Peach-Nectarine Pie

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Fresh peach pie tends to disappoint me.  It never seems to do justice to the flavor of a fresh, fabulous peach.  It’s a bias I have, but I’m working on it.  And that’s when I decided that maybe if I used part nectarines, I might be happier with the end result.  Yes! Continue reading