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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Cooking Date: February 3, 2019 We held our annual Super Bowl party last Sunday. In addition to my traditional chili I made some roasted chick peas. I found the recipe on Dad Cooks Dinner and loved the idea of making them from dried garbanzo beans. Check out his site for the complete recipe. I cooked …

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When I blog cooking posts that I’ve tried from another web site I provide a link to the source and only post my own copy if I’ve made substantial changes. This original recipe comes from Cook’s Illustrated which has a pay wall. It is also available on the sister site  America’s Test Kitchen which has some free content …

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Cook Date: November 21, 2018 For the first time in years we weren’t hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house. That gave me time to prepare a nice hearty soup/stew for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Last weekend we were FaceTiming with our son and grandsons who live in Chicago – Mama was at a rehearsal. …

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I know, I know – it’s almost Thanksgiving; why am I posting about summer grilling? Just because the mood struck me I guess. I made this Serious Eats spice-rubbed grilled skirt steak  recipe at least three times this summer. I just couldn’t get enough of it. And yet I didn’t blog about any one of those …

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Cook date: November 7, 2018 A few weeks ago we belatedly – by four months – celebrated our friends’ birthdays. We had planned to go to Bernie’s Southern Bistro that serves served a great plate of fried chicken. But since we were there last spring it had closed. As a backup we found Ciao Vito …

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Prepared: July 11, 2018 Even though I’ve been working through my camera/lens testing we still need to eat. Hot summer night, let’s grill a couple of burgers – and let’s keep it simple by buying prepared patties. Pre-made patties at the market run the risk of being overworked – mixed in a blender – but …

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