Monthly Archives: October 2011

Postcard from Up North

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

(An eager Weque winding stone brook, one of many …

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Leeks in Olive Oil, and scenes from the farm market

When I’m at the farm market here in the north country, focus can be a difficult thing. I go in with a plan, I really do, but then the radishes I wanted so badly are not there, and Bill tells …

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Technique: How to clean leeks


Leeks are lovely and delicious, but when you look under the hood you discover their dark side. They are full of gritty dirt that has to be washed away completely before you can cook with them. If you’ve ever tasted …

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Ingredient: Leeks

It’s not that leeks frequent the Lebanese table. It’s that they frequent so many dishes across the board, giving dimension and making everything taste better. At Tante Marie’s, there were many ingredients at the ready every day for our cooking, …

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Postcard from Up North

Delicious autumn…my very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

(Apple extravaganza, Bill’s Farm Market.)…

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