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Josh and His Dad Experiment: Skyrim Stew

OK, we’ve been having lots of snow days around here, which means way more video game playing than usual for a school week. The kids even have me playing (OK, it’s not that hard to convince me to join in, … Continue reading

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Rapini

Maybe it’s the Italian genes that my kids carry, but everyone in the house loves rapini. Rapini, or broccoli rabe, are a great late winter/early spring green–that is, if you can appreciate that “good bitter” taste that I associate with … Continue reading

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The Last Vidalia

Did you miss them? For a brief period–just a few weeks–they show up in our Georgia grocery stores and farmers’ markets. Then they are gone. And more often than not, you have to get there just as the green grocer … Continue reading

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Tomatoes in October

OK, I admit it. It feels a little¬†wrong to be writing about tomatoes in the middle of¬† October. Pumpkins, sure. Sweet potatoes, no problem. But tomatoes? Of course, this tomato salad tastes much better in the middle of summer, with … Continue reading

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Miso Glazed Cauliflower

This is another one of those attempts to trick the kids into liking a previously disliked vegetable. Cheddar cauliflower soup is always a winner, but straight-up cauliflower: No thanks. When I made this side tonight, though, Josh and his brother … Continue reading

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Senegalese Chick Peas

Yet another recipe disclaimer: I have no idea if what I am presenting here is in fact a Senegalese dish. Why, then, call it Senegalese chick peas? The blame/credit goes to Marie-Claude Mendy, chef at Boston’s Teranga and two-time finalist … Continue reading

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Beet and Arugula Salad

The idea for this side dish came from one of those rare nights out when my wife and I manage to score a babysitter and we can head out for a grown-up dinner. One of our favorite places to eat … Continue reading

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