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When Life Serves You Lemons . . . 
Aug. 3, 2013 12:32 am 
Updated: Aug. 13, 2013 1:38 pm
. . . make lemonade. Or in my case today life has served me cabbage and peaches - so make . . . ? lo and behold Spicy Peach Coleslaw! Fate has smiled on my new blog here on allrecipes.com as the featured video on the site today is Spicy Peach Coleslaw! Whaddyaknow. Never heard of it but it looks great.

Mortimer subscribes to a farm cooperative that once a week delivers to a communal location here in the city fresh produce from outlying local farms. And when I say fresh I mean FRESH. Picked that day with roots, dirt, bugs and all of that au naturel stuff. No supermarket super tomatoes here. The produce ain't pretty but again it's FRESH in the true meaning of the word - and delicious and nutritious and scrumpdillyicious (I just watched Mary Poppins for the eighty-ninth time (LOVE Julie Andrews) 

Once a week on Wednesdays the Sweet Pea Co-Operative subscribers stroll down to a beautiful old church in Brooklyn Heights with bags in hand to share whatever happens to be in season. Just like in the olden days before transportation and refrigeration and commercialization and all those evil "izations". 

Although I have to admit I do miss California where pretty much everything is always in season. Although the heart is the most popular thing left in San Francisco, I left my stomach there. 

that joke needs a little more work

SO on the the SLAW!

Aug. 4, 2013 4:36 pm
I like lemons
Aug. 13, 2013 1:38 pm
Do you like peaches and cabbage too? After reading the reviews of this recipe I chose another peach slaw recipe here on AR and it turned out okay. I used peaches that were not quite ripe so they had a firmness that would normally not be so good to eat a la carte but worked well in a crispier slaw.
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My favorite things to cook
Love the slow cooker. Kitchen's best friend especially when you don't have a kitchen. Love deserts but then who doesn't? Deserts done in a slow cooker: NIRVANA
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom was a single Mom who labored in a dirty factory everyday to provide for my little sister and I. She cooked and made meals almost every night except Pizza Fridays (pizzas she made made and froze herself during the week) but dinner otherwise was basic. It would be disrespectful to the great woman my Mom is to complain that we really didn't have fabulous cooking traditions. She out did herself on Thanksgiving laboring more over the oven on these holidays from the factory. I loved her Yorkshire Pudding. Indeed I would be a horrible son to complain that most of the year we ate basic american meals. However, there are yet those in America that still go hungry on a daily basis. The fact that my resilient Mom was able to put food on the table every single day and never let us go hungry despite a work related back injury that left her debilitated - even bedridden for months at a time - earns her the title of Greatest Cook in the World in my book. I LOVE YOU MOM !!!!
My cooking triumphs
I have yet to achieve one but I promise when I finally do you can all read about it in my blog "Riverside Cafe" right here on AR. You'll have to check back often however to see if one actually happens.
My cooking tragedies
oh god. Do I have to fill this one out? Well there are only 940 characters remaining so there just won't be enough room to list even just a few of them. Besides I wouldn't want to waste all that effort I exerted to mentally repress the memory of the Coq au Vin Catastrophe of '97, the Halibut from Hell, the Coq au Vin Catastrophe '98 (the sequel), the Fajita Fiasco, the Calamity at the Coq au Vin Corral (now a terrifying trilogy) and the . . . well you get the picture.
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