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Red Currant Pie with Buttered Sourdough Crust

Currant pie, sweet and tart with a hint of cinnamon, rounds out the desserts on my summertime table.  Currants offer an old-fashioned charm, and I look forward to their brief and … [Read more...]

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My Favorite Asparagus Soup

When spring inches its way forward, there is one recipe that I invariably prepare: asparagus soup.  It's creamy, but light, and rich with the grassy green herbaceous flavor of … [Read more...]

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Our Daily Bread: No-knead Sourdough

No-knead sourdough bread, with crisp crust and its ballooning airy pockets in the crumb, is our favorite bread.   And, recently, I've taken the time to return to the kitchen and my … [Read more...]

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Portable Soup: My Homemade Bouillon

Portable soup, a sort of homemade bouillon, sustained travelers before Cup O' Noodles lined rest stop shelves and salty powdered bouillon cubes gave home cooks a short cut in … [Read more...]