George Benson

These days, I’m not doing too much cooking, as it’s jazz festival season and I’m out, seeing as many shows as I can. Luckily, I won front-row tickets to a show I thought I was going to have to pass … Continue reading


Raspberry Muffins

raspberry muffins

Whenever I make muffins, I remember my high school Home Economics teacher telling us not to over mix the muffin batter, or else there would be tunnels in the muffins. The horror! I can think of a few more terrible … Continue reading


Sesame Peanut Noodles

sesame peanut (almond) noodles

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Hot off a lovely Thai/Vietnamese lunch yesterday, I’m continuing the Asian theme by making these Sesame Peanut Noodles. Amazingly, I had mostly everything necessary for this recipe in the refrigerator. So often I see something I’d like to try, make … Continue reading


Roast Pork Loin with Tarragon, Mustard and Cream

roast Pork Loin with Tarragon, Mustard and Cream

Sometimes I’m looking for a different way to cook something I’ve cooked a bunch of times before… a new twist or some different ingredients or even a different method to try out. There are a few places to look: in … Continue reading


Black Bean Soup with Salsa Cream

black bean soup with salsa cream

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There are lots of recipes available for black bean soup made from dried beans, but I didn’t want to wait overnight for the beans to soak so I could make soup. I wanted this soup right away! So I used … Continue reading


Pasta Arrabiata

pasta arrabiata

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Another winning recipe from The Joanne Kates Cookbook. Ms. Kates suggests keeping Italian sausage in the freezer all the time so that if the need arises for a “delicious dinner in a big hurry”, you’ve got them there, ready to … Continue reading


Samoa Blondies

samoa blondies

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Brownies are the real deal, but sometimes something different is welcome. These blondies are new to me and they’re really good. Love the chocolate/coconut combination… they end up tasting a little like a Bounty chocolate bar. And that thought leads … Continue reading


David Eyre’s Pancake

david eyre's pancake, served

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It’s a pretty crappy day this morning. Rain, rain, rain and a big drop in the temperature means that I need something to cheer me up! This pancake is the answer. Very easy to make with a minimum of ingredients … Continue reading