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Leeks with Chicken

Leeks with Chicken

Around here, the first Spring vegetables are those (if any) that survived the winter. In a warm year, a  few greens – broccoli rabe, chard, kale – and leeks. (In a cold year? Nothing until May, at the earliest…) And sometimes radishes, which grow so […]

Feeding the Freezer

Feeding the Freezer

Several times, now, I’ve written about Planning for Meals, Freezer Planning, and so on. Quick recap for those who are new, here… the Inhabited Kitchen method of planning for meals involves making sure that I have food on hand – often partially or fully cooked […]

Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chili

Sometimes it just makes sense to cook a large quantity of something, to have plenty of cooked food on hand, for later meals. (Or, of course, to feed many people all at once!) And certain dishes lend themselves to this better than others. Even if […]

Italian Sausage and Ceci

Italian Sausage and Ceci

Mix Italian sausage and ceci – chickpeas – for a flavorful stew. Ceci. Garbanzos. Gram. Chana. Besan. All words that have come into English for the humble – and amazing – chick pea. Chick peas are one of the handful of Old World beans whose […]

Simple Spiced Cider Pork Chops

Simple Spiced Cider Pork Chops

Looking at my recipe list, I realized I have not written up a basic everyday dinner recipe in quite a while. Now, there are reasons – in summer, I tend to concentrate on the wide variety of CSA produce, and I wrote the whole discussion […]