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The Artichoke’s Story – It’s All About Love

artichokes, flat leaf parsley,

When I was a child, my mother served us artichokes whenever she could find them.  I was the only one I knew who ate them, delighting in pulling off each leaf and dipping it into wonderful melted butter.  We were a big family, and food was our heart and soul.  Getting a big, fat artichoke …

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What is the Season, Actually?

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  The Ides of March are behind us, thank goodness.  Why thank goodness? The Ides (March 15), is considered malevolent by some, a reference to Julius Cesar’s upending his countrypeople’s festive schedule by switching the new year to January instead of March.  They never forgave him.   He didn’t touch Easter (whew), which is before us, …

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