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[18 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,982 views]
Necessity is the mother of invention… Freezer Burn Soup

When you have your house on the market to sell, there are just some things you can’t do. Well, the “for sale” sign came down this week and I’m cleaning and doing projects that I’ve had to put off. This weekend, I was frozen into my house by 3+ inches of snow, so it seemed like a good time to get things done.

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[22 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 10,320 views]
Soup dumplings

Never met a dumpling I didn’t like. I’ve made chicken and dumplings at my mother’s knee. I’ve had dumplings in Prague with wild hare stew and in Vienna with roast boar. Once at a little restaurant along the Danube in Germany, the dumplings were served alongside a chunky soup of mushrooms, potatoes, carrots and venison swimming in red wine. I’ve dropped dough atop a thick beef stew made in a Dutch oven and cooked with the coals of a campfire. Dumplings with soup are bliss. But I’d never had the soup inside the dumpling.