Category Archives: Cooking

Red Beans and Rice

June 10, 2018 My plan was to grill some chicken thighs using an updated method and recipe. But we got a weekend of Rose Festival Rain. I have friends who are avid grillers and rain won’t slow them down. Me, … Continue reading

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Rancho Gordo Pinto Beans

May 28, 2018 As I went through my blog spring cleaning last week, I was struck by just how many posts I have on pinto beans and chicken stock. Surely, I don’t need yet another bean post, do I? Oh, … Continue reading

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Black Beans in Pressure Cooker

I’ve cooked black beans and rice a couple of times using an America’s Test Kitchen [this used to be free – now maybe not.] recipe: in January 2017 and originally in May 2013. In that dish the rice takes a … Continue reading

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

It was St Patrick’s Day – so of course we wore green and ate corned beef and cabbage; even though he wasn’t a canonized saint and we aren’t Catholic. But hey – tradition. We were at our post-coffee yoga hangout … Continue reading

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Swedish Meatballs

Way, way back in the 1970s I worked as a teacher at the Idaho State Correctional Center (aka Idaho State Prison). One thing I learned – and I learned much more from the inmates than they ever learned from me … Continue reading

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Mushroom Risotto in the Pressure Cooker

We were having company over for dinner last weekend; Carla and I thought, let’s make something easy yet tasty in the pressure cooker. We looked at each other and said “Mushroom Risotto!”  I cooked this and blogged about it in … Continue reading

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Chili Verde for Superbowl

February 4, 2018 I got sick the week before Christmas and have been fighting back for the past 6 or so weeks. As a result the only blog posts I’ve written have been about my reading – which is about … Continue reading

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