Archive | August, 2008

Kosher-style Dill Pickles

Not that you’d know it by looking at my RSS feed, but I’ve done a lot of canning this summer. I started with blueberry jam, moved on to cherry jelly, and followed that up with salsa. But my favorite — by far — has been dill pickles. Crispy and tangy with a hint of garlic […]

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Sugar Plums Dancing in My Head, Ed. #7

Sometimes, I read things that make my head nearly explode. Things like this: “It just seems to me that Edwards might be attracted to a woman whose mouth did something other than talk.” –Rush Limbaugh, on the motivations behind John Edward’s extra-martial affair, during the August 12 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show. But […]

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Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies

For my mom’s birthday (which is today) I offered to bake her anything she liked. Always a butter cookie lover, she requested: A butter cookie that is partially dipped in chocolate. You know, like the old fashioned delicious cookies that bakeries used to make themselves before they bought them wholesale from large commercial bakeries made […]

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Pasta with Swiss Chard, Raisins & Almonds

On Monday, we received a good portion of Swiss chard in our farm share, which I don’t have very much experience with. So I was happy to find this recipe on Epicurious, adding a bit of pasta to turn it into a main meal based on Epicurious user recommendations. I very much like how healthy […]

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