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Karl’s Green Onion and Apple Rice

I am making broiled salmon with dill tonight and I wanted a starch dish to go with it. I thought apples and rice. Then, I thought green onions and tarragon would fit in nicely.

Karl’s Green Onion and Apple Rice

Karl’s Green Onion and Apple Rice

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Karl’s Cucumber and Jicama Salad

I am having a crowd over tonight. Stitches is in town so the aunties, Pat and Barbara, are in from Fresno overnight. Miriam and Chris decided to come tonight so they could see them too. Having more people to dinner means more food restrictions. Pat does not eat pork or beef and Barbara will not touch tomatoes. Miriam needs soft foods and Chris does not eat starches.

Karl’s Cucumber and Jicama Salad

Karl’s Cucumber and Jicama Salad

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Karl’s Rotkohl II

I want to make Charlie B’s tomorrow. This is a leftover breakfast, but to make it you kind of have to have the leftovers. I already had the potatoes, but I needed the sausage. That meant bratwurst for dinner tonight.

Karl’s Rotkohl II

Karl’s Rotkohl II

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Karl’s Rosemary Roasted Marble Potatoes and Whole Garlic

I wanted some potatoes to go with my rosemary roasted chicken. When I was at the store I saw these tiny marble-sized potatoes. They were so cute I had to have them. They were also the same size as the pre-peeled Chinese garlic that I buy and it just seemed logical to mix them together.

Karl’s Rosemary Roasted Marble Potatoes and Whole Garlic

Karl’s Rosemary Roasted Marble Potatoes and Whole Garlic

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Karl’s Cold Sichuan Noodles, original recipe

Noodles are a symbol of longevity in Chinese tradition. A usual recipe for Chinese New Year would be to serve these in a Longevity Noodle Soup. Traditionally, you slurp these noodles whole without breaking them, so that you do not cut your longevity short. For my birthday/New Year’s feast I decided to go a different route.

Karl's Cold Sichuan Noodles, original recipe

Karl’s Cold Sichuan Noodles
original recipe

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Karl’s California International Pickles

Two Sundays ago, I bought some Persian cucumbers for a dinner that did not happen. I did not want them to spoil. There were too many of them just to eat on my own, so I decided to make pickles with them.

Karl’s California International Pickles

Karl’s California International Pickles

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Karl’s Japanese Quick Pickled Carrots

I made some shredded pickled carrots for Jan, while her mouth was healing. I did not think they were anything special, but she really liked them. Today, I was at the Japanese store and saw some nice carrots. I decided that I would make some more for my Japanese dinner tonight.

Karl’s Japanese Quick Pickled Carrots

Karl’s Japanese Quick Pickled Carrots

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Karl’s Black and Wild Rice Salad

When Jan was visiting her friends, one of them made a salad out of the January issue of Bon appétit. She bought the magazine and asked for this salad for dinner. While the salad looked good, I wanted to make some changes. I do not like cooked squash, especially cold cooked squash. 

Karl’s Black and Wild Rice Salad

Karl’s Black and Wild Rice Salad

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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 Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Apple Crème Fraîche

I went to the dentist today, so I have joined Jan’s soft food diet for the day. Despite last night’s yam fail, she sent me a Martha Stewart recipe she wanted me to try. It is not really in my nature “to do” Martha Stewart. I did not change everything about the recipe, but just about. This is more of a “inspired by” rather than an “adapted from” recipe.

Karl’s Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Apple Crème Fraîche

Karl’s Curried Sweet Potato Soup
with Apple Crème Fraîche

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