Tag: Vegan

Chinese Pickles

Chinese Pickles

Throwing together a good dinner that won’t heat up the kitchen on these hot summer evenings can be a real pickle. But when life gives you such a pickle, I suggest making Granny’s Chinese Pickles. They are quick, flavorful, and pretty as a picture. These […]

Tomatoes Vinaigrette

Tomatoes Vinaigrette

If I had a nickel for everytime someone asked me for the perfect tomato salad recipe, I would have no nickels. Luckily, the ingredients for Granny’s Tomatoes Vinaigrette recipe won’t break the bank and the result is solid gold. This recipe is simple, easy, and […]

Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

Think Spring! Are you imagining a thick and creamy carrot soup?  Me neither. We are in the middle of a huge snow storm as I type these words. And last week’s nor’easter left us cold and in the dark for two days. Thinking Spring is hard […]

Winter Salad

Winter Salad

Isn’t it the perfect time of year for a Winter Salad with Pear Dressing? In New England, it seems like we complain about the cold from November until June. We take a month off, and then complain about the heat from July until September. I acknowledge […]

Fried Onion Rings

Fried Onion Rings

Making these fried onion rings was surprisingly pretty easy. What might not be easy is finding all of the ring/circle puns in this post. There are thirteen. I found this recipe not in Granny’s big box of recipes, but in her homemade recipe book. It […]

Split Pea and Barley Soup

Split Pea and Barley Soup

Allow me to set the scene before I set the table. A drafty Philadelphia house on a cold December evening in 1930 is bursting at the seams with love and little mouths to feed. The pantry is lacking, and there are no fancy clothes and […]


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