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Our Irish-Bulgarian Cabbage Connection

For St. Patrick’s Day, we’re having corned beef and Bulgarian cabbage. The recipe for the latter was part of our daughter Emilia’s patrimony when we adopted her at age 10 from Bulgaria. With no English, she took us shopping for

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Warm soup for cold snap

To soften the load on our lumbering furnace, I’m very bundled up to write today: sweater, scarf, jacket, wool leggings, jeans, two pairs of socks. Yesterday I made a pureed root vegetable soup for a sick friend and just had

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Fruili Potatoes

Being recently in possession of some turnips, I was happy to find a recipe for same from Friuli, a beautiful, not enough visited wine-growing region of north-east Italy near Slovenia. Friuli was under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which accounts for its

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