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REALLY Good Avocado Salad

Posted on July 18, 2018 with 0 comments


We had avocados.

The garden was overflowing with young greens.

I had chickpeas.

I had some mixed grated cheeses.

I had kalamata olives.

And it was hot.



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Bow "Thai" Pasta

Posted on July 16, 2018 with 0 comments


Bow "Thai" Pasta!

Yes, I really went there.

We wanted Thai.  I wasn’t in the mood to make rice.

Hmmmm...  I had a scathingly brilliant idea...



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I have long been inordinately proud of my pies.  And yes, I know it goeth before a fall.

But I learned from the master, Maureen Kavanagh McCann... my mother.

When it's just the two of us for dinner, a whole pie is a bit much...


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Black Beans and Rice with Avocado

Posted on June 28, 2018 with 0 comments


So, we had a few avocados from a big sale at Stew's.  They were ready to be used.  But as what?

I didn’t just want to make guacamole.

And it was a school night, so I didn’t want to spend hours...

So.  I minced an onion and 3 ribs of celery and sautéed them in EVOO...

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I don’t usually write about failures.

But we all have them.

And there’s no shame.

AND this wasn’t even actually a failure...

It just wasn’t what I wanted it to be...

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