Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

March 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

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When I was a kid my mom and I went grocery shopping once a week at the local Giant.  As I write, I realize what an inhospitable name that is … Giant Supermarket …. but that is where we went once a week, usually on Sunday.  My mom had a grocery list that sat on our kitchen counter and we would add things to the list through the week.  By Sunday, our list was long and we went to the store with a plan.  Lunches, dinners and breakfasts for five days. One big shop, time efficient and cost effective.

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Now I am the main provider of meals for my family and my approach is very different (‘approach’ sounds too intentional).  Life happens, and I find myself at a grocery store nearly every day of the week.  It’s the opposite of time efficient and cost effective, it is time sucking and expensive.   « Read the rest of this entry »

Chicken Salad with Preserved Lemon and Herbs

March 3, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Yesterday my husband gave me the gift of BBQ from Kau Kau, his favorite source for roasted meat in the International District.  Sweet man.  I ate the Roasted Pig right away (I don’t know why they don’t call it ‘pork’, but neither do I anymore). To eat the roasted chicken also, in one sitting, would be unseemly.  So I tucked it in the fridge, anticipating the leftovers. Today at lunchtime I realized I had every ingredient I needed to make a fine chicken salad, even celery. Twice blessed by roasted meat.      « Read the rest of this entry »

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