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January 24, 2017
I was begininng to believe that it is foolish and perhaps pretentious and often boring, as well as damnably expensive, to make a meal of six or eight courses just because the guests who are to eat it have always been used to that many. Let them try eating two or three things, I said, so plentiful and so interesting and so well cooked that they will be satisfied. And if they aren't satisfied, let them stay away from our table and our leisurely comfortable friendship at that table.

M.F.K. Fisher
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Cooking Tip of the Month: Preparing split peas

For every cup of dry peas, use two cups water. With split peas, there is no need to soak.
 
Bring water to a boil and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the peas reach desired tenderness. One cup of dried peas will yield two cups of cooked peas.
 
Source:   USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council
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