Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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More power to you

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I started ordering ‘power bowls’ — those good-size serving bowls filled with things like quinoa, brown rice, raw kale, roasted veggies, and sometimes a tangy sauce — as soon as I saw them pop...

Fresh-squeezed beats being salty

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On a visit to my doctor last year during my annual physical, my blood pressure was somewhat elevated. Under new guidelines at the time, I was on the cusp of needing medication to deal...

Feeling the pressure (cooker)

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This non-Irish cook decided he was going to take on the St. Patty’s day staple, corned beef and cabbage, on the day of the March holiday. Not only had I never made corned beef...

Foul weather? Fowl soup

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You know there are still some chilly days ahead. We’re not out of March yet, and even April can have some surprisingly blustery days. So there’s still plenty of time to enjoy soup, and...

Family dinner

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Dinnertime has always been one of the most important parts of my day. Not only because food thrills me more than most things, but also because it is mandatory family time. Starting in elementary...

Potato salad anytime

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If you haven’t purchased “The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100” by Dan Buettner by now, I’ll wait while you pick up a copy. What a great read, and the recipes aren’t...

One-pot recipes

We asked readers to send us some of their favorite recipes, and we heard back from Ione Bissonnette, who told us she loves one-pot meals, especially with veggies. Send your favorite recipes, along with...

Get with the times

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I was anti-TikTok for a long time. My assumption was that it was a constant stream of 17-year-olds making dancing videos and trying to get famous. While this is partially correct, there are a...

Chilly out? Chili in

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On a particularly raw day recently (and there have been quite a few of those), I sought comfort under a throw on the sofa with my puppy cuddled up close. The only thing missing...

Harvest of the Month: Dry beans

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Every year I challenge myself to grow enough potatoes, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash to eat all winter until the spring garden begins to grow. It’s a game that is fun when I get...

A family favorite

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After my daughter and I both made George Brennan’s delicious One-Pot Spinach Beef Soup recipe from a few weeks ago (check out bit.ly/GreatSoup), Sarah in Connecticut and I here in Oak Bluffs, I wanted...

Cooking without rules

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No Rules Aubergine Spread is a dish I named after a game I invented, called No Rules Scrabble. No Rules Scrabble is very easy and simple. The game is played like regular Scrabble for...

All you need is lasagna

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When I came home from college this winter, I was excited to eat all my usual holiday favorites: Italian gumdrop cookies, lasagna, roast beef, and creamy mashed potatoes. Much to my surprise, my sister...

Thanksgiving in February

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As with many people’s Thanksgivings, ours was small. Just my daughter, who’s been with me throughout the pandemic; my son, who as a graduate student doing school remotely has essentially been quarantined in his...

One tradition to keep alive

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While any interest in visiting the U.S. Senate waned after the invasion on Jan. 6, interest in the Senate Bean Soup served in the Senate dining room every day since the early 20th century...

This year’s soup-er bowl

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With my team, the New England Patriots, out of the playoffs and no prospect of a Super Bowl appearance for one of the first times in two decades, I’m drowning my sorrows — not...

Harvest of the Month: Whole Grains

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On a cold, gray day, what is better than waking up to a warm bowl of oatmeal, or baking fresh, warm bread for dinner? As we ring in the new year, we celebrate whole...

Something savory on the menu

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Christmas dinner was a bit smaller this year, but that doesn’t mean you cannot go all out with helping prepare a fantastic side for dinner. This year I contributed to the people within my bubble...

Who says you can’t popover?

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My wife and I used to have a naughty routine. (Get your minds out of the gutter.) We’d toss our diets aside on Friday mornings for a popover at Pie in the Sky in...

Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

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This December, we celebrate winter squash. Butternut squash sit stacked neatly in my kitchen on a three-foot-long metal shelf. They wait there, precariously balanced, for me to pluck them off one by one through...
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