That makes me want to lie down. … which means …

Comment on Brown Ale and Cheddar Soup by Elsa.

That makes me want to lie down.

… which means someone will need to feed me this soup through a funnel.

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Oh, pierogi! I’d add some onion, sauté until it’s tender and the pierogi are crispy, then serve with a dusting of black pepper and a healthy pile of applesauce and sour cream. I’d put something bright green and maybe a bit tart, like steamed broccoli or kale with lemon butter, on the side.


Del Monte® Garden Quality™ in Your Pantry: Cherry Bourbon Brownies (PLUS GIVEAWAY!)
Tomatoes in every form (whole, paste, sauce, crushed, sun-dried), pumpkin (canned) and squash (whole in cool-storage), and dried fruit, especially cherries and cranberries.


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It’s hard to choose between them all, and the Microplane and my chef’s knife (nice and big to fit into my big hands) would be top candidates… but for sheer never-knew-until-I-had-it indispensability, I’d have to pick my silicone spatulas.


Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed “Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road,” as well as the taco-centric blog “Eat More Tacos,” and the junk food-centric “Spork & Barrel.” His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, “‘Wich, Please,” was named “Hottest Restaurant in Maine” for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.