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Quick & Fabulous Bolognese

I am so susceptible to pictures and videos of food being made; I see something that looks delicious, and I can just imagine how good things smell as they’re sizzling in a big stainless pan.  Just imagining the sweet warm scent that olive oil releases as it gently heats in the pan, and how that… Continue reading Quick & Fabulous Bolognese

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Mama Steph’s simple, spicy (and good for you!) black-eyed pea soup

There is a tradition down here in the south of eating black-eyed peas on January 1st for “good luck.”  Practically everyone I know does it, and I do it, too, though I don’t really believe in luck.  🙂 It’s a good thing I like black-eyed peas. I like purple-hull peas from the garden even more,… Continue reading Mama Steph’s simple, spicy (and good for you!) black-eyed pea soup

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Ease into autumn with acorn squash

With fall’s arrival comes a change at local farm stands and in grocery store produce sections: replacing summery berries and other hot weather fruit, or at least taking its place beside those things, are fall vegetables.  The sight of these vegetables make me feel a sense of comfort and coziness; like a warm afghan crocheted… Continue reading Ease into autumn with acorn squash