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Union Jack Baked Beans

“Food made by hand is an act of defiance and runs contrary to everything in our modernity. Find it; eat it; it will go. It has been around for millennia. Now it is evanescent, like a season.” ~ Bill Buford, American Author & Journalist We used to live in Britain, Mama actually studied for her […]

Papa’s Delectable Guacamole

“Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go.” ~ Erma Bombeck, American humorist (1927-1996) While in Guatemala earlier this year, Papa managed the near impossible (or so I […]

Lentil Ambrosia Soup

“Lentils are friendly—the Miss Congeniality of the bean world.” ~ Laurie Colwin, American Fiction Writer My confession: I hate peas in a soup! Hate ’em! But, oddly enough, I absolutely love lentils in a soup! Love ’em! The whys and hows are a very long story indeed. But, suffice it to say that when I […]

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ~ Charles M. Schultz, Cartoonist & “Charlie Brown” Creator Who doesn’t love sweets? Well, okay, maybe someone out there doesn’t…but that someone is definitely NOT me. In fact if it is anything baked, be it savory or sweet, I simply cannot […]

“Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet and Essayist While Papa and I were out strolling through the English hillsides the other day, we came across a clump of young nettle leaves and I suddenly had the crazy idea to be all old-fashioned and […]

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