A Pilaffy-Type Thing for Dinner

This is last night’s dinner. You’ll notice I haven’t given it a name, because I can’t think of anything that’s elegant and reflective of its charms. Here are its charms:…

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A Quick Ratatouille-ish Stew

18:30 Friday January 7, 2005. It’s been dark for nearly two hours already. S and I are just back from the Laundromat (oh, for a washer and dryer of one’s…

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Cookbooks I Know and Love

At last count, my cookbook collection numbered 141. I’ve received a bunch from friends in publishing and family members over the holidays, so it’s likely closer to 150 now. An…

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Artichoke Tortellini Primavera

The night before I went back to Weight Watchers, S and I cooked together. Although I do the majority of the cooking around here (and he does all the dishes),…

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Roasted Vegetable Barley Soup

There's a small, but pretty good, farmer's market on Saturdays in a scruffy park near my apartment, and now that the weather's turned so has the produce. Last weekend I…

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