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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

After some¬†marvelous¬†weather earlier in the month, we’ve had a couple of very cool, wet weeks. Nevertheless, it’s Memorial Day weekend which is the traditional start of summer. Since the weather report showed we’d have a little bit of sunshine in the afternoon, we decided to grill. I’ve used this Cook’s Illustrated recipe a few times …

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Our go-to cook book around the house is Good Food Great Medicine: A Homemade Cookbook. Recipes and ruminations from a medical practice. The author is Miles Hassell, MD; he was Carla’s dad’s physician when they moved up here to Portland from the Bay Area. We’ve attended some of his local lectures where he provides evidence-based …

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May 2013 Pinto beans are easy whether in a dutch oven or pressure cooker. They are a good place to start for a beginning cook. Most of my cooking is based on recipes I’ve discovered either from searching the interweb or my cooking magazines. My pinto beans are the exception; I’ve worked over the years …

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My annual goal for a few years now has been to read a minimum of 8 books in a year; that averages out to one book every 6 weeks. I was getting concerned that I wouldn’t come close to meeting that goal this year. It took me months to finish 1 book: The Passage of …

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