Monthly Archives: March 2004

Potato, Leek, and Mushroom Filling

Recently, I was fondly remembering some potato & mushroom empanadas I made about a year and a half ago for our friend Elizabeth’s going away party when she left Kalamazoo for Utah. Debbie and I catered the party, and I … Continue reading

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

I usually set aside broccoli stems. I sometimes make cream of broccoli soup. I sometimes slice the stems into matchsticks and use them in stir-fry or fried rice. I sometimes end up putting the stems in the compost bin. When … Continue reading

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Tofu and Onions in Caramel Sauce

This came from a recent New York Times food section. It was good, but not as great as the story about it had lead me to expect. A perfectly serviceable tofu recipe, though, as long as one is patient with … Continue reading

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Adapted Rick Bayless Tamales

I love watching and reading Rick Bayless, but I haven’t cooked many of his recipes. They always sound delicious, but they’re almost always not recipes for a weeknight. There are usually 12 things that need to be prepared – not … Continue reading

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A Fava Bean Endorsement & Spinach Salad

I like preparing Cento brand fava beans. Rather than “de-pod, skin, and cook,” or “soak and cook,” the instructions are “open jar and drain.” They come in a glass jar and we buy them at the Italian Depot on 1st … Continue reading

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Spherical Zucchini

Quel disappointment! I bought some of these recently – in both green and yellow – just to see whether they were any better or not – my verdict is not. They were about baseball-sized. I sliced them and broiled them … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Shallots

Nothing too fancy, though the ingredients sound a bit arch. 1 T. butter ½ T. oil ½ c. chopped shallot 2 bunches thin asparagus, washed, ends snapped salt and pepper Place the butter and oil in a large skillet and … Continue reading

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