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Brussels Sprouts & Lemon Meatballs
april 8, 2014

The most perfect little brussels sprouts were at our local farmers' market this past Sunday. Of course I couldn't resist them, along with the chard, kale, other kale, strawberries, honey, two types of almonds, cookies, bread loaf and mixed purple sprouts that ended up in my bag. Now we have to eat it all before the CSA box arrives on Thursday.

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Pasta Bolognese & Arugula Salad
april 6, 2014

Pasta with Bolognese sauce is nothing out of the ordinary for my family. But I don't make it every time we eat it, that  takes too long. Leftover sauce from the freezer works just fine. This recipe is unusual because it uses white wine, milk and chicken livers. I've never purchased chicken livers before, at least not without most of the rest of the bird attached. And I still haven't, because I sent my husband to do it while I prepped everything else. 

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february 26, 2014

Pounded pork with breading, fried in butter, along with my favorite salad: Canal House's Mock Cesar. Both are from Volume No 3, p. 95. To make croutons, I'll cube up the leftover bread we have, rub it with a clove of garlic cut in half, then warm some olive oil in a big pan on the stove, toast the cubes and add salt. My friend Jill would mock me for making my own croutons, but they sure taste good! 

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Pork Chili & Cornbread
october 10, 2013

More tomatillos in the CSA box this week, so more pork chili. This time, a double batch. Here is a recipe from Simply Recipes that is basically the same as the one I use. It ran years ago in the SF Chronicle. Pork, tomatillos and beans are the main ingredients. We like to eat it with Deborah Madison's Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread, from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, p. 647.

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Moo Shu Pork
october 8, 2013

Still one of very few ways I can get my kids to eat cabbage. The recipe is from Vegetarian Times, September 2011, p, 69,  I just add thinly sliced pork to the stir fry. Serve with small flour tortillas and hoisen.

 

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Pork Chili & Cornbread
october 3, 2013

Yes, this again. We still have tomatillos and it's just that good: my kids asked for more last time. Here is a recipe from Simply Recipes that is basically the same as the one I use from the SF Chronicle. Pork, tomatillos and beans are the main ingredients. Deborah Madison's Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread goes well alongside, from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, p. 647.

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Pork Chili & Cornbread
september 25, 2013

This chili recipe ran in the San Francisco Chronicle years ago. I can't find it online, but here is one from Simply Recipes that is basically the same. Pork, tomatillos and beans are the main ingredients. Deborah Madison's Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread is my favorite cornbread recipe, from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, p. 647.

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august 2, 2013

Lots of yummy pictures in this special edition of Gourmet from last summer!  This one is perfect for the grill master in your family and works well for a reasonably quick weeknight dinner.

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Food 52Rocket Pops and Roast Pig
july 4, 2013

Someone else has dug a hole in their backyard, built a fire and roasted a pig. My family and I are going to help eat it! We made some fancy, fruity popsicles to bring along, but I'm not sure they'll make it to the party in this heat. I have no idea how to transport frozen goods.

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june 13, 2013

On p.100 of the May issue of Sunset Magazine, this recipe is a combination of eggs, kale, avocado and spices over rice. For ours, I'll add on the crock pot korean spare ribs we've been making for years. More details on that later.

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