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pasta Recipes vegetarian

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS


Musical pairing – I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack (feat. Sons of the Desert)

‘If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants . . .’  ~ Sir Isaac Newton

I’ve sat down a bazillion times in the last month to write a post . . . and I’ve walked away from the computer a bazillion times because I didn’t want to write this post; I find myself looking for every distraction I can so that I don’t have to write this post . . . but here I am again, now crunch time, writing this post . . .

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Recipes sides

PIMENTO CHEESE POTATO GRATIN


Musical pairing – Gimme The Good Stuff by Trisha Yearwood

Will you do me a favor and just make these today? I mean like really, today? Because if you don’t, you’ll be one sorry person when the day comes that you actually do make these ever-so-cheesy, tender, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes . . . with pimento . . . because then you’ll become aware of the error of your ways by waiting so long . . . and I really don’t want to say ‘I told you so’ but . . . I might . . . and then I’d have to ask for forgiveness . . .

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dinner lunch pork sides

THE ICE-BURG AND SMOKY PORK BURGERS


Musical pairing – Let’s Go To The Hop by Danny & The Juniors.

In my childhood town of Walla Walla, there is a little burger joint on Birch street called, ‘The Ice-burg’ that has been a fixture in that community for almost 60 years.  My mom and dad dined on those burgers and shakes as teenagers (it was ‘the’ hangout) and I’ve been known to indulge in a chocolate-banana shake . . . ok, maybe two.  The place still looks like it did when they opened in 1953 – reminiscent of an old-fashioned Drive-In from movies like ‘American Graffiti’ and ‘Grease’.  Voted ‘Best in the West of the Mississippi’ by USA Today, the place is legendary – quite a feat considering Walla Walla is home to several award-winning wines, vineyards and fancy-schmancy restaurants on the West coast.   Nostalgic sigh . . .