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The Jabberwocky Index

Followers of my blog may notice a new item in the menu bar—Jabberwocky Index. While this site is not about the poem Jabberwocky, my daughter is correct—in the About page—about my fondness for the poem. In high school (1967-‘71), my friends and I found and shared various translations of this poem—actually I think it was my friend R*** H********* who found most of them. Besides the original poem, I had translations in French (tr. 1931), German (tr. 1872), and Latin (tr. circa 1871). I also had one parody version in Plain Geometry (1925).

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Jabberwocky

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Karl’s Ginger White Peach Rice Pudding

I have dozens of pictures on my desktop of dishes I that have created and never gotten around to posting. A quick scan of my recent posts will show a lot of “white peach” recipes. I have actually made these dishes over the last several months and I am simply just now getting around to posting them.

Karl’s Ginger White Peach Rice Pudding

Karl’s Ginger White Peach Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Indian Taco Bar

Mother’s Day is here and wife Jan has requested Indian tacosto be clear American Indian. Indian tacos are most simply served as pinto beans on fry bread. Variations on the basic taco depends on tribe, available ingredients, and imagination.

Karl’s Indian Taco Bar

Karl’s Indian Taco Bar

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Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

Jan had asked for chicken tacos for dinner, but I had a temporary crown put in today. I needed soft food with a small amount of chewing. I decided to turn the tacos into a soup.

Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

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Appology

Earlier this week i said that I would post a roast pork with apples recipe. While the the pork came out incredibly tender—cut with a fork/melt in your mouth—my timing on the root vegetables was way off. While my diners told me they liked mushy vegetables, this dish needs more work.

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Karl’s Salsa de Seville

I am making mojo carne asada tacos and I wanted a salsa that would match well with the Seville sour oranges. It seemed logical to replace the usual lime juice or lemon juice with Seville orange juice. It turned out to be a good choice.

Karl’s Salsa de Seville

Karl’s Salsa de Seville

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Karl’s Quick Guacamole

I am having fish tacos and I wanted some guacamole to go with it. This is so simple it is barely a recipe. I know that some people really “doctor up” guacamole, but I think that a good ripe avocado just needs a bit of lime juice to prevent it from turning brown.

Karl’s Quick Guacamole

Karl’s Quick Guacamole

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Karl’s Ezo Gelin Soup

Ezo galin soup is a Turkish dish that comes with its own mythology. I was attracted to the recipe because of Jan’s dietary restrictions. Her oral surgery is healing, but she cannot eat solid food. Cooked bulgur, lentils, and rice seemed like just the ticket for a dish that was soft, but not blended into baby food.

Karl’s Ezo Gelin Soup

Karl’s Ezo Gelin Soup

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Karl’s Apple Ham Hor d’Oeuvres Spread

I went to Safeway’s today and they had half hams for 49 cents a pound. For that price I could not pass one up. I like to cut these up into one inch streaks and freeze them for future meals. Tonight, I was already planning to make a sweet potato soup for Jan, but I knew that Eilene would like a bite of ham. She has been feeling a bit protein starved lately. I saved a couple of small ham steaks for our dinner.

Karl's Apple Ham Spread

Karl’s Apple Ham Spread

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Karl’s Yankee Come Home Pot Roast

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Nothing will bring an ex-pat back home faster than a desire for the cooking of home. Miriam and Chris have been doing a lot of traveling recently, so I have not done a Sunday dinner in several weeks. This is my variation on a Yankee pot roast.

Karl’s Yankee Come Home Pot Roast

Karl’s Yankee Come Home Pot Roast

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