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No-can-do cranberry sauce

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright Cranberries. I like them. Chopped and tossed with oranges in a bitter relish. Glistening in all their red glory in a glass bowl. I have nothing against cranberries from a can, either, even the jellied kind that slide out… Continue reading No-can-do cranberry sauce

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Pumpkin-nog pudding

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." Henry David Thoreau, American writer Once upon a time, people everywhere ate everything and they did not double over in pain or break out in hives. Like glass slippers and whistling while one works, however,… Continue reading Pumpkin-nog pudding

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Refrigerator Pickled Peppers

"It takes a sour woman to make a good pickle." Michael Chabon, "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" It was a case of pantry envy. I was writing a story about low-tech ways of coping with the impending doom many people feared would accompany the year 2000 because of possible computer meltdowns. We walked down to the… Continue reading Refrigerator Pickled Peppers

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Daily bread

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard, American cook There's something about really good bread that just makes it seem as if all is right in the world. That's reason enough to make some this weekend. See the tiny specks… Continue reading Daily bread