Category Archives: Food

Some Things = Quality of Life

As I set up house-keeping, here’s some things I can not do without in my kitchen. A Pyrex two cup measure. A pitcher or jug, a juicer. The blender is perfect without taking up a lot of room. Biggest success with it early on has been pureeing leek and potato soup. Heck, I might  even […]

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Sweet Hot & Sour Sauce for Ribs

So, a new version of an old Joy of Cooking recipe for (hot) sweet and sour sauce that doesn’t involve ketchup or pineapple. Couldn’t find the cookbook so decided I remembered enough to make it out of my head. The ingredients you’ll need in addition to the pork sweet and sour ribs are: 3/4 cup […]

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Imaginary Conversation – Pain Joins Me for Dinner

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Libby’s Crunchola Recipe

Lynn and me enjoyed this granola on one of our Toronto sleepovers visiting friends Ian and Iarra in their Runcesvaille home. Ian got this recipe from Libby. I eat a lot of porridge most mornings and this is a lovely change still using a lot of oats and even more good stuff. Works wonders with […]

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Another Soup Recipe (Beef & Barley)

I’ve got a chicken, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, peppercorns, making the stock I like to use for (mennonite) (komst)  borscht, the way my mother taught me. You can find the recipe here. I’ve learned to make another two soups over the winter. A lightly curried butternut squash and my first beef and barley soup. […]

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GROCERY LIST

Got to have some laundry detergent Body wash too, (cause baby) I wanna make clean love with you. We need some veg and some meat (yes we do) to roast or grill on the charcoal barbecue. I could go for some fresh pasta, Argentinean sausage too – we have enough pesto I’d love to mix […]

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Brokken for Breakfast

I was introduced to coffee  before I was five,  like many Mennonite children mid-20th century. Home baked white bread, past its prime freshness, but not yet stale, was torn into pieces in a cereal bowl. Hot black drip coffee was poured over the bread, soaking it through and leaving a small puddle at the bottom. […]

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Tale of Two Soups

Minestrone We’ve just finished the large batch of minestrone I made last Saturday.  I haven’t got it quite right because it’s just a bit too thick, and I’d rather make ratatouille if I’m making vegetable stew.  It’s based on and old Moosewood (Mollie Katzen) recipe.  I was fortunate enough, one spring to stop at the […]

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Got gout?

Seems I have. It turns out I really am too full of piss and vinegar! The disease of kings, youngest sons in early English novels, and unrelenting carnivores. I have learned it is a combination of genetics, poor diet, lack of exercise, and too much beer and whiskey. The beer and yes, even the whiskey […]

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The Shootist Orders Breakfast

I travel unfamiliar roads, uncertain of my destination bumping along in  squealing oxcart, much to my embarrassment.  I desire to be a man that can kill and clean game without leavings in the flatland territories. Hah, I say, I always say, hah in my dreams. All in green riding Where’s my horse? I could be driving […]

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