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March 29, 2020
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Life & Style



In Times of Crisis, There’s Nothing Like Soup

Published March 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

As I write this column, I am using Tylenol to tamp down my fever that spiked to 100.4 last night.

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Pudding for Us and for the Birds

Published March 19, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I love pudding.

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If You Like Pernod Like I Like Pernod...

Published March 12, 2020 12:01 a.m.

...Then You’ll Love This Recipe. If Not, Maybe Next Time

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A Farewell, With One Regret

Published March 05, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I Should Have Said Yes

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Something Fun, Something Healthy, Something Sweet

Published Feb. 27, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Wow, I spent three days of watching movies at at my local theater.

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A Good Ending to a Good Week When it Came to Food

Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I arrived home one day recently, incredibly hungry.

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Perfect for You and Someone You Love

Published Feb. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

It was the best Super Bowl party I’d ever been invited to. Nine of us in a lovely home, a 65-inch television, and incredible food.

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Stocked Pantry, And Ready to Go

Published Feb. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I didn’t cook much last week, what with meetings that included required readings before the meetings.

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In Love, and Cooking, Learning As I Go Along

Published Jan. 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Just When You Think You Know it All, Something New Comes Along

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Thinking About Food, Most of the Time

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

You know, that intermittent fasting seems to be working.

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Nibbles: Binging on Pasta-ish

Published Jan. 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is the time of year, pretty cold and dark in the afternoon, that I crave pasta. By the time the water boils and ...

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Settling Into the New Year

Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Is it just me, or was it more difficult than usual to get back on schedule this year?

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Loving the Leftovers

Published Jan. 09, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I have, in my refrigerator, a gorgeous ham that fed eight for a holiday dinner, with plenty of leftovers.

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Resolutions to Savor

Published Jan. 02, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Like many of you, I have made one or two or more resolutions. I, for one, am on that intermittent fasting.

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Memories of Christmases Past, and Plans for Leftovers

Published Dec. 26, 2019 12:01 a.m.

When our little ones were young, we spent Christmas with my husband’s sister in East Bloomfield, New York.

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A (Mostly) Wonderful, Lovely Week

Published Dec. 19, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I Fell in Love, Twice

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Terrific Food Gifts for Family and Friends

Published Dec. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Thanksgiving was lovely. I spent two days with three of my granddaughters, my son, and daughter-in-law. And I met Duke, my son’s gorgeous, sweet mule, who is taller than my six-foot, four-inch son.

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Thanks, Amy!

Published Dec. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

For years, when I thought of pressure cookers, I thought of food spewed on kitchen walls and ceilings.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving and Second Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 28, 2019 12:01 a.m.

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Talking Turkey (Hash)

Published Nov. 21, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Oh, my, Thanksgiving is upon us, although it is late this year. This year, we have an extra week to prepare

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Solving the Mystery of Meatloaf’s Enduring Appeal

Published Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

A couple of Fridays ago I went out to dinner with friends to a local restaurant, something I do most Friday nights.

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A Recipe and a Restaurant That’s Worth the Drive

Published Nov. 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

These days, I cook way more often than I go out. But it wasn’t always that way.

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In an Emergency, It’s Good to Have a Back Up

Published Oct. 24, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Last week I needed to get rid of some of my eggs and was also in the mood for something sweet.

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Cider Mills, Cider Syrup, and Cider-Braised Beef Short Ribs

Published Oct. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

As of early October, there was no hard frost and so my local farmstand still had tomatoes. I visited them recently and bought another $14 worth of tomatoes.

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A Real Show Stopper and Easy, Too

Published Oct. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I am not sure there is anything more gorgeous than a glazed Bundt cake.

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Fall, Football, and a Cold-Day Corn Chowder

Published Oct. 03, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Have I told you before that I am in a football pool?

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Ready or Not, Here Comes Fall

Published Sep. 26, 2019 12:01 a.m.

This Tummy-Warming Soup Will Be Just the Thing to Help Us Make the Transition

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Remembering a Perfect Pear Pie (or Two)

Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Many years ago we moved from Massachusetts to Connecticut, having found an old house with land in Canterbury.

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In the Mood

Published Sep. 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I hadn’t used my grill since early June.

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Stuck at the Beach

Published Sep. 05, 2019 12:01 a.m.

I lost an entire month this summer, since my new hip kept me awfully close to home. But in early August, carrying my bright pink collapsible cane, my sand chair, and a towel, I set myself up fairly close to the wall at my local beach

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