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Tender Feelings For My Ancient Slow Cooker

Yes, I eschew the Instant Pot for my no-tech slow cooker, gifted to me by a dear friend. Does this actually makes me a Luddite in the true sense of the word? Lets see: one of a group of early 19th century English workmen destroying laborsaving machinery as a protest broadly : one who is opposed to, [More]

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Pickled Broccoli Stems Are Great On Everything

Sometimes my favorite part of a vegetable is not the traditional star of the show. Take celery, for example. While the ribs get all the love, what about the leaves? The latter are a fantastic addition to anything where you might use flat-leaf parsley. And then there’s broccoli. The “crowns” are so valued they are [More]

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White Port and Pear Conserve: I Learn to Preserve

Hey, wine is for more than just drinking. (Whoa.) For example, have you ever had a White Port and Pear Conserve? (Recipe at the bottom of this post.) Me neither! Fortunately, I am friends with, and live within walking distance from, Brook Hurst Stephens. You may know her from her charming and enthusiastic blog, Learn [More]

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