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Blender Mayonnaise:

Better than the Jars, Versatile if Spring ever comes: (c) 2014, Davd

As i began to write this “technique description”, on the first day of spring, there was a Heavy Snowfall Warning in effect, and indeed, more snow falling on top of the metre or more that covers the ground, including the ground [...]

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Tuna and Noodles:

..Fast to Cook, Long Keeping Ingredients—a Classic One-Man Meal: (c) 2014, Davd

“The salmon,” goes a mid-20th Century joke, “is a fish which grows to maturity in the oceans and appears as if by magic from a can, when unexpected guests arrive for dinner.” I lived over half my lifespan along the [...]

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Something Average Women Can Do Better than I Can:

… and it’s not about the Reproductive System, either: (c) 2014, Davd

One early March morning, as i was sitting in my bed doing an important chore, it occurred to me that an average-sized woman could do it better than i was, for good anatomical reasons.

(Yes, the bed is a clue. The [...]

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Beans, .. Beans, .. Beans, .. Beans…

… this time, Black and Pinto … (c) 2014, Davd

Home made pea soup can be a welcome part of your regular diet; but if that’s the only pea-family protein food you cook, it’s likely to get monotonous, eating pea soup at noon every day. i like to alternate my leguminous protein meals [...]

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Making Filter Coffee:

… “on the cheap” but still good. (c) 2014, Davd

New Year’s Day reminds me of coffee. I don’t think i drink more of it than on other days; methinks it’s because i’ve noticed many other people taking coffee that morning, who don’t on most mornings.

If you’re going to have coffee—however often [...]

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Christmas Dinner Alone

…and a few suggestions for turkey if you are going to get together with some other men: (c) 2013, Davd

This winter, i am without “wheels”. The day before a 45 cm snowfall, my vehicle wouldn’t start. Last winter i drove 11 times between late December and mid-April. A friend i won’t name [...]

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Fish Poached in Salsa:

.. building on experience for a “presentation quality meal” (c 2013, Davd

“Fish” is about as diverse a class of foods as “meat” or “vegetables”. Filet of sole is light and delicate in taste and texture; sockeye salmon is robust and delightfully oily (and the oil is rich in the Omega-3 polyunsaturated [...]

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Basic Salsa Picante:

..sin cilantro, y todavía muy buena: (c) 2013, Davd

It’s expensive to buy in a jar; it’s easy to make at home; it turns the reliably economical “canned diced tomatoes” into a versatile treat, it keeps a week or longer in the ‘fridge, and it goes superbly well with boiled barley or rice. [...]

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Spiced Apple Porridge:

.. and a few more of the many ways to enjoy the virtues of Boiled Whole Grain: (c) 2013, Davd

Breakfast, i’ve been told, should be the best and heartiest meal of the day. Supper should seek wisdom in the French souper from which it apparently derives, and be a small, light meal [...]

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Steamed Cabbage with Caraway

(It doesn’t stink up the kitchen, it’s inexpensive, and it’s good) (c) 2013, Davd

For the second item in the Bachelor Cooking series, i’ll continue the frugal-hearty theme; and this time, ask those of you who don’t keep a herb-and-spice supply in your kitchen, to get caraway seed the next time you go [...]

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