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Yam or Sweet Potato? Continued

I am so lucky that one of my readers, Colin Purrington, shared one of his detailed posts with me about what is a sweet potato and what is a yam and how to tell them apart. After pouring over his highly informative charts and history, I must agree with Laurie David that in spite of the label at the grocery store calling those yummy tubers sweet potatoes I blogged about (see My New Favorite …

Gazpacho Two Ways

My summertime kitchen makes me feel like I am living the most luxurious life.  I can bring in an armload of flowers for the table from my garden. The produce is plentiful, the fish the freshest imaginable. Local farmers sell their chicken, ducks, lamb and pork at the market. But there is another luxurious ingredient ..a little extra time. Today started out a little hectic..making airl…

My New Favorite Thing: White Yams Roasted with Coconut Oil

Okay, I can’t get enough of these truly delicious treats. I first tasted them when I dropped by my friend Nancy Aronie’s place for a sweet hour of catching up late one morning. Nancy has been my longtime friend and I have taken her Chilmark Writing Workshop classes several times. I think of Nancy as being one of the main reasons I call myself a writer and live so much of the ti…

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