Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pasta with spicy peanut sauce

Our house does not have air conditioning. (Yes, Wisconsin does get hot —sometimes downright steamy — in the summer.) Most of the time this is manageable, since we are shaded by the many trees on our property, but keeping the … Continue reading

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Fresh pea and spinach salad

Our brief, glorious growing season is underway here in Wisconsin. Spring onions, lettuces, ruby-red strawberries, and peas are all available at farmers’ markets. Frozen peas are a kitchen staple for most of us, and for good reason. They hold up … Continue reading

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Roasted red pepper soup, for Laurie

Our friend Laurie is at home recuperating from a tonsillectomy, OD’ing on popsicles and Jell-O. Solid food is distant on the horizon. Feel better soon, Laurie! I thought something savory might be a welcome break, but it needed to be … Continue reading

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