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Corn-off-the-cob cakes

"...pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet-corn boiled, with the addition of salt?" Henry David Thoreau, Walden To make these cakes look as good as they taste, consider adding some color. Here, grape tomatoes coated in vinegar and oil… Continue reading Corn-off-the-cob cakes

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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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Cucumber and onion salad

“It's been a pretty tough day," he said. "No sense making it worse with a salad.” Susan Juby, "Home to Woefield" Honestly, some of my "recipes" are so simple they hardly qualify for that word and I am hesitant to publish them. Then I remember there was a time I had never thought of doing this… Continue reading Cucumber and onion salad

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Strawberry pavlova

"He always did know how to make the grand gesture. Like when he'd brought her three dozen pink roses to match her rose-colored chiffon prom dress. And then there was the crowning touch, a small box of fresh strawberries dipped in his family's legendary Vasser chocolate." Sandra Lee, "The Recipe Box" Meringues are feather light,… Continue reading Strawberry pavlova