Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sweet parsnips

Sweet parsnips — freshly dug today before the snow, to be steamed, then mashed with cream in a double boiler. Planted from seed in fall 2012.

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New Year’s res….

NEW YEAR’S THOUGHT. I haven’t made a Resolution in years, and don’t intend to start. But I heard it suggested adopting a New Year’s “theme,” such as Maitri. It’s Sanskrit; means gentle, loving kindness toward oneself. I’m in.

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Soup freezing

I love soups, even in summer, and make my own from whatever’s in the fridge or freezer, (preferably my own) – usually all vegetables, but now and then some fish or chicken, maybe shrimp. Sometimes from a recipe, but often not … Continue reading

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White Christmas on Cape Cod

Ok, ok, to some it’s a heavy frost. (Taken out my BR window through some curly willow branches.)

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My Norwegian (ahem) heritage

I thought I’d thrill myself today with a soup (or suppe) from a cookbook called The Lost Norwegian. I should have known when the recipe said to add a cup of barley that the results would confirm my long-held fears — … Continue reading

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Designer talk

I was just perusing a House Beautiful magazine — which alone I find hard to defend — and came across reference to what they called an “occasional table.”  An occasional table?    What; on Tuesdays it turns into a suitcase?

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New Book

Here’s a page-proof of the cover for the revised second edition, due out in a month or so. Lot of work, worth every minute of it.

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