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Presidents often say things that make some people upset. President George Bush got broccoli growers steamed when he said he didn’t like broccoli as a kid, because his mother forced him to eat it. He declared, as President of the United States, he wasn’t going to eat it anymore.

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There was an old sour cherry tree in my yard when I moved here. There were so many cherries that I invested in a cherry stoner. I froze cherries. I made pies and jam. One day, the old cherry tree blew over. For years, I have been without fresh sour cherries.

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Three dozen newspapers operated during the lead up to, and throughout, the American Revolutionary War. Each produced a four-page issue weekly. They also printed single-sheet editions more often than that.

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Last week, I wrote about fregola, which is a toasted semolina pasta that looks a lot like Israeli couscous. I decided to cook extra fregola while making the Pesto Pasta and Pea recipe, so I could try the recipe on the back of the package.

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This is the time of year when I want to make room in my freezer for newly harvested fruits and vegetables. I took out a bag of frozen pesto from last year, but then I found myself challenged on how to use it.