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Ceci and a Loaf

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There is something about the combo of dry sherry, thyme and sharp cheese that just makes me happy. Today is meatless Monday and the eternal question is……what’s for dinner?

I happened across this Ceci and Quinoa soup a few weeks ago on the Cooking Channel and this is the second time I’ve made it….. I don’t re-run recipes often so this one must be worth keeping.

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My Husband’s Favorite Lamb Saag

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Lamb Saag is one of my favorite things to order when I eat out at an Indian restaurant.  Its delicious subtle flavor is amazing. I have been toying around with some recipes to make this at home.  I am not sure how authentic this is, but it tastes (and smells) delicious.  The other day I was talking food with a good friend who asked me for the recipe…. here it is, maybe your wife will decide she likes lamb after trying this.

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Blood Orange- You win some, you lose some

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So, there are times when I actually follow the recipe.   This was one of those times… well, almost.

I enjoy making jam in the summer months when ingredients are fresh, local and plentiful.  Blood oranges are neither local nor plentiful here in the northeast. But, when I found a nice looking bunch at the local grocery store, I thought it would be an opportunity to warm the cold winter house with a huge pot of boiling water and have some delicious marmalade to show for my efforts.

I found a recipe in the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving,  I usually follow jam recipes exactly, and for the most part I did.  An internet search turned up this recipe using some liquid pectin.  I had never used liquid pectin, but decided to try the Ball recipe… but with the addition of liquid pectin.  Makes sense to me. What could possibly go wrong?

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Just Another Meatless Monday

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I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions and by mid-February they are usually long forgotten.  This year I decided to try a different approach, by making a New Year’s “lifestyle change.”   I decided to embrace the idea of Meatless Monday.

Now the challenge is to cook for my fussy 4 year old and carnivorous husband without having pasta every Monday.  This is week 7 of the new year and each week is a new opportunity to make a delicious curry dish.  This week’s selection is winter squash (Queensland blue, I think).  It is the last of my winter CSA share and I have been at a loss for a great recipe for the great big squash.

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