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Rosolli or Fancy Nancy Salad


If we did not live in an age where oil and metal carried us bountiful grapes from Chile and lettuces from California, those of us inhabiting the frozen tundras of the world, such as Michigan this winter, would be scrounging right now. Hopefully some tubers or onions would be kept relatively fresh in our cold cellars.

But the question is: what to do with the last of those shrivelly winter roots? (more…)

Green Streamer Potato Mash


It’s the end of a long day, you’re hungry, your kids are hungry, and you don’t know what’s for supper. You look around and wonder what you can get on the table before people start opening cabinets and stuffing their faces with Cheerios…maybe you should just pop over to Mickey-Ds and order a quick fix?

Nope—here’s an idea for you. Nix the energy-sapping French fries and throw together a simple, healthy First Responder: the veggie mash. (more…)

Warming Winter Groundnut Stew


It is winter around here. The snow is not only heaped around our house, but it is being hurled around by below-zero degree winds that caused our county to cancel school today. For the fifth time this month.

I don’t know about you, but I think today calls for some stew. How about a little jaunt to warm West Africa in a bowl? I’m sure they’ve never experienced this meal in such climes, but somehow their ingredients reach across the ocean and satisfy the cravings of us chilly folks.

This is what I’m going to call a “Warming Winter Groundnut Stew”. It is warm, and it is winter, and stew is à propos. Winter squash, toothy and soft at the same time, crunchy green beans, bits of cabbage swimming in (more…)

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