Monthly Archives: December 2011

Eel Be Home for the Holidays

WARNING:  at the end of post there is a photo of the eel as it looked when I brought it home.  (Some people mistake eels for snakes.) I bought an eel last week at the supermarket.  I had them gut … Continue reading

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Mushroom Soup: No Flour, No Cream, Yes Butter

It’s the season of the pot luck, of going out to eat a lot, of people pressing desserts, sometimes even home-made and wonderful, on you.  I haven’t lost 35 and counting pounds, to gain them back if I can help … Continue reading

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Watermelon Radish

I don’t usually post my salads, but this one has a unique and photogenic ingredient:  watermelon radish. Never heard of it before, but hey, life means taking adventures. So here it is, sitting on a bed of radish leaves (from … Continue reading

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Last weekend, I went  to the town of Coventry, up above Hartford, both to visit their Farmer’s Market, which was said to be impressive, and to watch a movie, The Greenhorns. The market was indeed impressive, especially considering this is … Continue reading

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