February Cottage Cooking Club, avocado and ruby grapefruit with chili


Welcome to our February gathering of Cooking Along with the Cottage Cooking Club where our international online group monthly prepares dishes from the cookbook “River Cottage veg everyday! ” by British author and television host, Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall.

Our fearless leader of the Cottage Cooking Club, Andrea, The Kitchen Lioness, notes from a very small German Kitchen, monthly provides a list of choices from among an extensive selection of seasonally inspired vegetable dishes, (great way to eat plenty of veggies, right?!) Members of the group pick what they plan to prepare from among the recipe selection, then, at months end we come together sharing our cooking experiences, outcomes and flavor observations.


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Wine Poached Salmon, Peas, Bow Tie Pasta in White Sauce


As older homes go, their kitchens sometimes seem awkwardly designed. My family lived in one of these  type homes in Philadelphia for a few years when I began high school.

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Crispy Breaded Pork Chops


Simply begun with one sensory sign, the sight of bright, early morning sunlight streamed through bedroom blinds. Hooray. For though bitterness of winter remains with us still, the renewal of bright, early morning sunlight gives me a thrill!

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Potato and Egg Bake, Lenten Friday Meal


Today marks the first Friday of Lent, and the only week during the Lenten season when Catholics are required to refrain from eating meat twice in one week.

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Baked Potato Skins, Mixed Mushrooms, Cheeses, Greens, Lent



Who loves Potato Skins? If you too are a fan, then I bet you will love these Baked Potato Skins, Mixed Mushrooms, Cheeses, Greens. 

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Stuffed Acorn Squash


Even with its new redesign, the DeKalb Produce Market continues its small town feel like an old fashioned indoor farmer’s market. Keeping intact its older, roughly painted, well worn wooden slap-boards with the attached straight legs, the assorted shaped storage holders line down along the center and that of the partially windowed front walls looking out towards its likely namesake, DeKalb Pike, or, as many refer, Route 202.

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Roasted Turkey, Red Peppers, Tapenade Mayo on a Crusty Roll


A small sandwich shop sat adjoined to the large whitewashed resort whose locale hosted a beach, a greyish combined mixture of pebbles intertwined with a softer sand that faced onto the sun sparkled rippled water calmed by a barrier of coral reefs.

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Fresh Vegetables and Chicken Clean Soup


Fresh Vegetables and Chicken Clean Soup.

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Roast Beef, Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner Style



Whose family had roast beef every Sunday for dinner?

We did. Only we had flaming roast beef. Yes, you read that correctly, flaming.

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January Cottage Cooking Club, Kale and Mushroom Lasagna


Have you eaten your vegetables today? For some, eating lots of vegetables just plain comes naturally. For others, well, outside of salads, eating vegetables just may require a bit more prompting, especially if combined with a bit of uncertainty on the many creative possibilities that exist in their preparation. 


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