Category Archives: Food and Cooking

Within My Teaching Box – eggs

  Today’s teaching tool is a simple egg. For a few months, I found goose eggs at the market. They were a joy to cook with and eat, and I blew one to keep to teach with. Simple, really. What’s … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Comfort Food: Water Chestnut Green Beans

In my family, there was no mushroom soup or French fried onion rings in any side dish. We saved cheese for other dishes, because when you mix green beans, slivered water chestnuts, and cream of celery soup–you have something people think you have slaved over Continue reading

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BVC Eats COMFORT FOOD: Dirty rice

This is a blander dirty rice than my Southern friends talk about. Theirs tends to be much spicier. Mine is comfort food—dense, rich, salty and savory, porridgy in texture, with just a touch of peppery zip. The magic is in the chicken liver and the butter. Don’t skimp on the butter. Continue reading

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BVC Eats: COMFORT FOOD Dill Vegetable Dip

Dill, carefully controlled, can be marvelous in a sour cream and real mayo dip. Continue reading

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BVC Eats COMFORT FOOD: Ya Mutha’s Chicken and Gravy

All Mom’s most edible dishes contained either corn or pork, except for this one. Continue reading

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BVC Eats: COMFORT FOOD! Chinese Lamb Soup

by Brenda W. Clough  This is one of those word-of-mouth recipes that has no measurements, and the ingredients take some finding. My brother’s wife’s mother told it to her, and my sister-in-law makes it frequently, but she lives in San … Continue reading

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BVC Eats COMFORT FOOD: Oatmeal two ways

I love oatmeal, especially during the winter. Whether it’s cooked cereal, an ingredient in bread or rolls, or the major component of a chewy cookie, that mild, nutty flavor is always a favorite. Cookies. I can live without cake or … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Looks at Inventors

First, a word about semantics. And modifiers. My initial title for this blog modified ‘Inventors’ with ‘Female’. Then as I thought more about the necessity of having to add ‘female’ as a modifier to certain nouns generally biased toward males, … Continue reading

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Within My Teaching Box – the magic of the Middle Ages

There are several pottery fragments in my teaching box. They always make students dream. The students’ eyes become greedy and they want to take these sad scraps home. They’re shy about touching them, even though these fragments are probably the … Continue reading

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Christmas DownUnder

My typical Christmas Day is a writing day. When I get tired of writing, I watch DVDs, for I can’t face Christmas advertisements. This is one of the many effects of being Jewish in Australia. This year, however, some friends … Continue reading

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