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bloody veggie burgers for carnivores

Bloody Veggie Burger

A while back — so far back that I didn’t even know how to capitalize the first word of sentences or the word I, I posted a recipe for a really tasty veggie burger that was even supposed to be enjoyed by carnivores. That was then; that was a recipe. This is SCIENCE, man:

Impossible Burger

I’ll have mine well done, thank you very much.

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curried fish chowder

laurie’s curried fish chowder soup recipe

Is it a soup? Is it a chowder? It’s both!

Curried fish chowder

Curried fish chowder, or is it soup?

Although my holiday in Sri Lanka was 3 years ago, I think about it every day. I really miss the food, and frequently try to reproduce it. After I made this dish, my addictive curried fish chowder, I asked my husband if he was getting sick of having coconut milk and curry in virtually everything I make these days. Nope! What a silly question.

A few notes on the recipe:

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potato sambal – updated!

Baby Potato Sambal recipe

potato sambal/sambol

baby potato sambal |potato sambol

It was the photograph that made me save this recipe. I wonder if I can grow potatoes in my geographic area.  Baby taters are quite costy, per cubic inch. This recipe, fortunately, can be made with sliced potatoes. But…nah.

Please note that the recipe is for TWO SERVINGS. In fact, 2 quarter-pound servings. Not in this family. Also,  it assumes you have a pressure cooker. I wonder if I had one, would I use it? [2018 update: I’ve had an Instant Pot for almost a year now. watch  video HERE. I can do anything!!! ]

But anyway, boil them, let them cool, and peel them. I’m not sure I would bother peeling. I mean will bother.  [Another update: made ’em. loved ’em. didn’t even think of peeling baby potatoes, for crying out loud!]

Grinding isn’t a common American technique. I’ve tried using a mortar and pestal to grind and combine spices. It was a big failure for an impatient weakling. I ended up using our little coffee grinder, and that’s what I’ll use for this recipe. *P.S. Despite what Google says, consider a garlic pod to be one healthy clove.

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veggie burger for carnivores

A Veggie Burger for Carnivores – recipe

Thanks for tempting me, again, with a mouth-watering vegetarian recipe that “even carnivores will like.” You just know it’s delicious.

Black Bean Green Goddess Burgers

FWX - a veggie burger for carnivores

Too bad my mouth isn’t the size of a basketball.

Makes 6 burgers

Green Goddess Dressing

  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced

Black Bean Burgers […]

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sex on a snowbank

cocktail: sex on a snowbank

This must be one chilly drink… I think I’ll wait until summer. Then maybe I’ll have one daily for the whole month!

tropical chilliness

tropical chilliness


1 ½ ounces Malibu rum
3 tablespoons coconut cream
6 large ice cubes

Place ingredients together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Rim chilled martini glass with shredded coconut (nope!) and/or sugar (maybe.) Pour and guzzle for an exciting brain freeze!



trash can potatoes

How to grow potatoes in a trash can

Leave it to the Old Farmer’s Almanac to answer the question from my earlier post, how to grow potatoes in Ballston Spa, New  York.  Next research question: are baby potatoes simply baby potatoes, or are they more accurately a special kind of potato that matures more quickly, and doesn’t get big.

I can do this. I just need to find some [expletive deleted] sun.


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