Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mom’s Stuffed Cabbages

My grandma loved cookbooks.  I mean, really loved them, more than anyone I know.  She had hundreds, all lining the bookshelves in her home.  There were stacks of Gourmet Magazine, and pages of torn-out recipes among the books.

Today, I too, love cookbooks.  My own collection is amassing and threatening to take over my bookshelf.  It seems my grandma’s love of the things is hereditary, although I would have never guessed it as a kid.

One of our favorite family dinners comes from a cookbook my grandma gave my mom before her passing, The Jewish Holiday Cookbook.  My grandma never actually made this dish, but my mom would make it for her on occasion, and it was one of her favorites as well.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 5

Hearty Beef Stew

For the last few months, my mom and I have been splitting farm delivery from Full Circle Farm, an incredible organization here in Washington State.  They are both an organic farm, and a local organic produce and products distributor that makes both of our lives much easier by bringing us the freshest, local organic produce around.

Over the summer, we opened our boxes early each Wednesday morning to find juicy peaches, golden corn and plump blueberries, just to name a few of our favorite goodies.

Last week’s delivery showed signs of the summer’s end.  I took my box full of potatoes, carrots, kale and assorted root vegetables home and succumbed to the truth that it was the first official day of fall, and why not celebrate the change of seasons with a hearty beef stew.  Time to put that fall produce to work.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 1

Curried Rice and Artichoke Salad

My mom has been making this salad since I can remember.

From what she says, she got the recipe from some lady at some time after she tasted it at a potluck.

Recipes with blurry origin can be some of the best — something shared by a stranger, one of their favorite recipes they deem worthy to bring to a gathering.

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Author: Adrienne | Categories: Home Cooking + Recipes | Comments: 1
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