Author Archives: Suzanne S. Barnhill

Lazy Cook’s “Good Enough” Chili

Readers familiar with my previous recipe posts will have realized that I’m not a very ambitious cook. This recipe is a prime example. It’s not a recipe you want to use for your Chili Cookoff entry—in large quantities it would … Continue reading

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Campfire Stew

Now that the Boy Scouts have decided to admit girls, there’s a big flap about whether girls are better off being traditional Girl Scouts or liberated girl Boy Scouts. Needless to say, this was a choice I did not have … Continue reading

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In Search of the Perfect Chess Tart

On June 30, on the eve of Canada’s 150th anniversary, one of my Facebook friends reported that she had made “butter tarts” in celebration of Canada Day. I’d never heard of butter tarts, but on googling them, decided (quite erroneously, … Continue reading

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Vampire Protection

I’ve been casting about for another recipe to post, and eventually I’ll come up with something, but meanwhile here is something that is more instructions than actual recipe. We just call it “Spinach-Garlic Tofu” (though it could equally well be … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 6-25-17

Just a few more photos of the only construction site I’m still actively monitoring. 352 N. Summit Street The front porch has been screened. Here’s how it appears from the street and from the entry (the door has not yet … Continue reading

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Green Beans with Sour Cream Dressing

This is another “trousseau” recipe but one I haven’t made for many years because of difficulty in getting the ingredients. It makes a really pretty dish for a “ladies’ luncheon” or to take to a party, but it requires “vertical … Continue reading

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Bluff Neighborhood Construction Report 6-18-17

I thought I had written the last of these reports, but this weekend 252 N. Bayview was unlocked, so I have a few more photos to share. 352 N. Summit Street Framing has been added for a screened portion of … Continue reading

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