Category Archives: Lunch

The Best Blueberry Pie


IDEA The Johnson’s sent out an email in the middle of last week warning that the last of the blueberries were being picked. So we were up early on Saturday and off to the farmer’s market to get 6 pints. … Continue reading

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Vinegar Dressing for Bitter Lettuce, Cucumbers & Onions or Tomatoes


We had more of our bitter leaf lettuce tonight. As Don was looking for another recipe, he came across this one, which is exactly what I was looking for when I made the Wilted Lettuce Salad over the weekend. It’s … Continue reading

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Wilted Lettuce Salad


This year I had some lettuce volunteer to grow in one of my pots. I ignored it and it grew and grew and grew. In fact, it was about 2 feet tall when I took this picture on Sunday. I … Continue reading

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Baked Ziti


One of the casseroles my two youngest children, Roni and Nessa, loved when they were young was Baked Ziti. A Quaker friend, Mary Jane Foley, brought Baked Ziti often to potluck gatherings and the girls loved it. Mary Jane made … Continue reading

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Yellow Rice with Raisins


Don and I hosted a gathering for the CISR Senior Manager’s Course on Sunday. It was interesting and fun. We are grateful for all our friends, new and old, who attended! About 25 people came to our house for dinner, … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas


Don and I have a house guest from Pakistan, Muhamad Ishaq Israr. We are all learning a great deal about one another. Ishaq is attending Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute. This is the third year we have had SPI … Continue reading

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Mulligatawny (Chicken) Soup


This soup has unusual spices paired with an apple and green pepper. It’s very tasty. I have not made this in quite awhile. Now that I have put the recipe up on the blog, I will have to make it … Continue reading

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Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche


IDEA Lois and I keep a few cartons of liquid eggs on hand for making quick scrambled egg breakfasts. On one of the cartons was the recipe for Wild Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche. We had some dried porcini and Portobello … Continue reading

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Chicken Salad


Chicken Salad sandwiches are a favorite at our house. We like Chicken Salad just about any way it is made. My favorite recipe is flavored with tarragon, but Don’s idea of Chicken Salad includes a little bit of sweet relish … Continue reading

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Chickpea Salad


One of my coworkers brought a similar dish to our potluck luncheon early this week. Everyone raved about it. The recipe originally came from Epicurious.com, but I have modified it quite a bit.   Ingredients Serves 4-6  2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (garbanzo … Continue reading

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