Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cannelloni Bean and Sausage Soup

Funny thing about rosemary. In my view, it’s one of those herbs that has to be fresh. No matter the quality of the spice merchant, the texture and flavor just can’t be duplicated in a dry version. Fresh rosemary is … Continue reading

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Skillet Baked Ziti

I actually use a 12 inch All Clad sauté pan and penne instead of ziti, but I found this recipe in a great Cooks Illustrated cookbook called The Best Skillet Recipes, so I’ll go with their original title, even though … Continue reading

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Soccer Thoughts

Sitting by a soccer field having flashbacks of fields of years past. Softball then. Watching my girl with her bobbing ponytail and earnest focus. A torch has been passed. A little girl so similar in looks and manner rules the new … Continue reading

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Hardy Geraniums

The geraniums have new buds. They seem determined to thwart my desire to replace them with more seasonal mums. Hard to argue with their show of tenacity. I like their style!

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A Tale of Two Soups

It’s raining. Not a warm summer rain; a late September rain that harbors a bit of a chill. I also have an unshakable change of season cold. Bottom line: it’s a day for soup. Actually, two soups. Turkey Soup made with … Continue reading

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Turkey Stock

I baked a turkey yesterday. In one sense, it’s kind of silly to bake a turkey, even a relatively small 12 pounder, for two people. On the other hand, that turkey will be providing the basis for a multitude of … Continue reading

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Red Beans and Rice

Autumn on the Cape is a long, lovely season of beach plums, mums and pumpkins. It will soon be time to become reacquainted with soups and slow braises, and one-pot meals like Red Beans and Rice. I remember reading that … Continue reading

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Apple Crostata

Apple pie without the fuss. Doesn’t get easier than this. 1. Unfold a Pillsbury pie crust and place it on a parchment lined sheet pan. 2. Peel, core and slice (fairly thinly – about 1/8 inch) 3 apples. 3. Toss … Continue reading

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Seasonal Power Food

Okay, it’s just butternut squash. Part of the background of a New England Fall, along with pumpkins, apples, and scarlet and yellow leaves. But taking a closer look, it’s easy to sing the praises of this amazing vegetable. Technically, it’s … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Animals

Have to love a minister who wears jeans under her robes and welcomes dogs into the church for Sunday services. Today was the annual Blessing of the Animals at the Waquoit Congregational Church. Dogs, cats, birds were all welcome. Last … Continue reading

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