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When I was a kid, Momma used to make something she called “junk.” It was sliced tomatoes, onions and cucumbers doused liberally with red wine vinegar, cold water, and salt. Of course, it was really only fit to make when … Continue reading

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Mama Carbone’s Marinara

Growing up in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s, there wasn’t much “ethnic” food. For Italian, there were a couple of mom-and-pop places that had spaghetti. But I was lucky enough that my best friend, Lisa, came from a real, … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard and Avocado Salad

My neighbor, Joyce, often shares the bounty of her organic garden with me, just minutes from harvest to table. This salad combines her swiss chard, arugula, and basil with store-bought avocado (cubed), mushrooms, and shaved parmesan, tossed in an easy … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts You Won’t Hate

Until I tasted the brussels sprouts that my brother-in-law, Ralph Murphy, does, I couldn’t get them down. They were usually like big, over-cooked wads of green paper. He roasts his–and you can do these that way–but it’s faster and uses … Continue reading

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Spicy Thai Noodles

This recipe evolved from one I saw 20 years ago and just altered to suit myself over time; the only things I know for sure the original recipe had were lime juice, crushed red pepper, peanuts, soy sauce, garlic and … Continue reading

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Tasty Fish Tacos

I have a friend who says she doesn’t cook, she assembles. This recipe for fish tacos is part cooking, part assembly. Gather your ingredients. 2 tilapia filets 1/4 cup olive oil 1 clove fresh garlic, minced red onion fresh cilantro … Continue reading

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Black Bean Avocado Salad

Avocados are plentiful and relatively cheap right now, and they add a richness to a summery bean salad. You may want to put a can of corn (drained) into this; I just didn’t have any in the pantry. Open and … Continue reading

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