Category Archives: Food

The Hostess and Host of Tomorrow

Raise your hand if this was your first cookbook: This edition was published in 1963.   I don’t know what year my mother gave it to me but I was seven years old then so probably that year or shortly after. I don’t … Continue reading

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In Season in Peru

This week the topic at my Weight Watchers meeting was coloring your plate with healthy fruits and vegetables.  When the leader asked, What’s in season?  my immediate thought was – nothing.  Then all the comments became not what’s “in-season” in … Continue reading

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I scream you scream we all scream for …..

Make your own low fat low, sugar ice cream with peaches and pecans. Continue reading

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Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

  This week I had just a small handfull of green beans in my CSA box and LOTS of tomatoes.  I’ve been making the standard country dish of green beans/new potatoes/onions/ham all summer and was ready for something different.  I … Continue reading

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Touring the West Side Market

Maybe you’ve seen it featured on the Food Network, who have proclaimed it the Best Food Lovers Market.  Just about anybody who is anybody makes a stop there when they visit Cleveland.    Of course local chefs, including Michael Symon, love … Continue reading

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Homemade Pop Tarts

Why you say, they are right there on the grocer’s shelf, multiple flavors, frosted AND unfrosted.  Chalk it up to a cold, snowy day and a burning desire to try something new.  Also, a jar of Nutella was just sitting … Continue reading

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To sum it all up

Dear Friends: This is my belated Christmas letter.  You know,  0ne of those annoying tomes with all the boring stuff people you don’t even know did all year long – ther kids, their boats, their vacation houses.  Actually, I only received … Continue reading

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Winter Squash Soup

Winter squash 1. Noun. Any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall. I welcome the arrival of winter squash season – no more pesky zucchinis … Continue reading

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A Market in the Country

Last Saturday we spent a pleasant few hours at the grand opening of a new market managed by a friend of ours.  It’s a lovely market in a beautiful setting,  located on a ridge on Route 84 between Perry and Madison, Ohio, not too far south of  Lake Erie.   There … Continue reading

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Can you …. Can?

  It started with the grapes.  The beautiful, luscious Concord grapes that show up at local farmstands in late summer, early autumn.  So tempting, so delicious, so hard to eat them all before they start to go bad! One of … Continue reading

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