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Eve is taking a short sabbatical, and she invited me to compose this letter to you and the others on our world-wide mailing list. My name is SUSAN BLISS, and I’ve been a part of the Portland potluck group of mindful cooks almost since it started in 2008.


Our e-mail list has expanded again, and this time we are glad to add two Coloradans, MELANIE WARREN, from Boulder, and DEBBIE REID from Centennial. In her letter to Eve, Melanie asked for hands-on help as she works toward adopting a plant-based diet.

New possibilities in this new year

I have so much to share with you this time. First comes a recipe for green beans and onion rings from Linda here in Portland. I got to taste this dish at Thanksgiving and can confirm how good it is, but it was gone before I thought to take a picture! I hope whoever makes it next will snap a photo and send it in:
Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onion Rings

Cookies and more cookies

We have a new member joining our email circle, Marc S in Boca Raton, Florida. Welcome, Marc!

Last time I asked for "cookie recipes that always bring smiles" for our other Marc in Merrick, NY, who is bringing treats to the monastics at Blue Cliff Monastery. Chris in Bristol was the first to jump in:
Hi Eve,
I have one recipe and one hello to give. Special hello to Terenja in Southampton - I may be a card-carrying Bristolian these days but I was born and grew up in Southampton so it's good to know Terenja's flying that flag.

Veggie Dharma and a cookie question

We have a new member of our circle, Terenja Wright in Southampton, England. Welcome, Terenja!

This week's new recipe is Sweet and Sour Carrots with Parsnips, with thanks to Ruth who brought this tasty dish to our Fall Potluck:
Sweet and Sour Carrots with Parsnips

The view from Bristol!

This is a big day for our project! We're trying a new idea --- having our usual email of recipes and news written up by one of our circle other than me. Chris P. in the UK is the first to jump in. Enjoy!--- Eve

Greetings Mindful Cooks!
This guest post comes to you from Bristol, UK, from where, in 1497, John Cabot sailed to become the first European in North America and, in the 1800s, Isambard Kingdom Brunel made his name as an engineer. We mustn’t forget, however, that this city’s wealth is founded on the appalling trades of tobacco and slavery.


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