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Cancan can!

The fruits (and vegetables) of last year’s gardening and canning labors: From left to right on each shelf, starting with top shelf: Green beans, catsup Relish, pear preserves, more green beans Tomatoes w/fennel, onion, and garlic, straight up tomatoes Pickled … Continue reading

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Garden goods

Despite the craziness of having a baby in the middle of the summer, we managed to have a great year garden-wise.  Understandably, my involvement in the actual gardening, and in putting up the food, was even more limited than usual.  … Continue reading

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Eating in

A year ago yesterday, we donned our wedding attire and headed out to celebrate our anniversary at one of St. Louis’ top-ranked, award-winning restaurants.  A place known for a small, seasonal menu, top quality ingredients, and prices to match. Sadly, … Continue reading

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Retrospective menu

I fell off the cooking wagon for a couple of weeks, but I got back in the swing of things last Thursday night with — hmm, now I can’t quite remember.  Ah, right, lentil sloppy joes.  And I roasted some … Continue reading

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Butter with a side of vegetables

If you’re looking for decadent vegetarian comfort food, The Barefoot Contessa’s “Vegetable Pot Pie” is your dish.  While the vegetables make this somewhat healthy, don’t be fooled, it has TONS of butter.  (I’ve concluded that if a recipe doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Her Green Soup

A couple of weeks ago, we put some beautiful Swiss chard on the stove to steam.  The other part of our dinner was ready first, and when we sat down to eat, we forgot all about the poor Swiss chard.  … Continue reading

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Garden to table

The good news: I survived the potato harvest and garden day on Monday. The bad news: We have A LOT of potatoes in the ground still. The good news: Those potatoes look much better after Matthew completed some hard core … Continue reading

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