Author Archives: Mim

A dashed off recipe for Thanksgiving, and a begging for forgiveness.

Hi my dear friends. I know I have been hopelessly in absentia for many months, but as you all well know, life has its own way of directing us, and it has thus exerted itself in my life this year. … Continue reading

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From the “wild and fun things in the kitchen” department, check this one out!

A friend sent this to me a few days ago. Very funny.  Not that I think it’s particularly efficient, mind you. More an exercise in viewing Japanese ingenuity.

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A Paean to Peaches and My Friend in Food, the Late Nora Ephron.

When Nora Ephron, the dynamic, witty-beyond-belief writer extraordinaire (and even greater friend, in Arianna Huffington’s view) died recently, one of her sisters had something to say about Nora’s gift for forming opinions. “Was there anyone in the world with more … Continue reading

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Cool Blender Tip.

I made an interesting discovery recently that I think some of you might find helpful. When I need to make an emulsified dressing or sauce (Hollandaise Sauce or, more frequently for me, the mustard-emulsified dressing for my favorite Tante Paulette’s … Continue reading

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Squash Your Neighbors and Live to Tell About it!

We Americans do love our holidays, do we not? No longer is it enough for grateful families merely to raise our glasses to fête the lamentably sacrificed turkey on Thanksgiving day, followed by a happy afternoon wrapped to the gills … Continue reading

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Mildred’s Chowder House Clam Chowder: Redux

Since I first started my blog last August, many hundreds of people have found their way here for one reason, and one reason only. They represent a mind-boggling percent of everyone who ends up on my blog, and they have … Continue reading

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Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime….

Throw open a window and poke your head outside! You just may hear a familiar sound chattering through the atmosphere, announcing that summer is in full swing. With timing as precise and predictable as the robins that arrive to bob … Continue reading

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Dear friends, I have been blogging for some

8 months now, but have little idea how many of you are even trying my recipes (ahem, a few of you have been awesome — you know who you are), let alone loving/hating them. I have had a total of … Continue reading

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Simple Family Fare: Recipes From my Ancient Bread Files You Won’t Want to Miss.

Today, three recipes that fill perfectly that need for a homey morning “bread” recipe with aromas that transport everyone back to their grandmother’s kitchen. These are recipes that have delighted my own family for more years than I can remember. … Continue reading

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Two Ways With Porky Goodness

The taste (or lack thereof) of today’s pork is a subject that can get me to leap on my soapbox in the flick of a piggy’s tail. For your sake I’ll try hard to avoid that here, since all I … Continue reading

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