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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Besides a slight dearth in posts, there was little evidence here of my complete surrender to World Cup mania for its month-long run during June and July. Allegiances shifted from match to match, unwavering for the US, but here rooting for Mexico, there Ghana. (Always for the underdog!) By the time of the final match […]

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Pickled green beans have been on my to-do list for a coon’s age. Finally, finally, it’s been done! Now, we just need a well-made Bloody Mary with which to enjoy them. Or a sunny afternoon and a picnic spread on a blanket with a good book. Green Bean Pickles1 lb. green beans1 1/4 cup white […]

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While carrots may not be the summeriest of all vegetables, these cool, vaguely spicy, sweet-tart pickles most certainly are. And pickles might be the easiest thing in the world to make. You create a brine of vinegar, water, spices, some salt and maybe a little sugar, bring that to a boil, and pour it over […]

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