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Oyster Stew

November 22, 2016

Velvety rich with potatoes, bacon and luscious oysters and shrimp, eating this meal makes me feel kind of sorry for those poor souls from balmier climes. Really, I do.

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Blackberry Shrub and The Dalloway Dahlia Cocktail

October 3, 2016

My friend Alison and I hold a Girls in the Garden party in her backyard every summer. In this venue rosé is a favorite but it wouldn’t be a party without a cocktail and so the Dalloway Dahlia came to be.

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Tabbouleh

September 14, 2016

Looking for a quick and easy side to go with simply grilled chicken or fish? This healthy salad of cracked wheat, herbs and summer fresh produce is just what the dinner doctor ordered.

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Honey Blackberry Ice Cream in a Can

August 16, 2016

The honey makes this honey blackberry ice cream especially delish and the tart berries balance out all that sweet cream. I say, get the kids to work making their very own batch of ice cream with this technique.

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Summer Tartine with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

July 29, 2016

A tartine is a fancy, Frenchified word for a type of open-faced sandwich. The word is the diminutive of the French word tarte and is pronounced tar-teen. Essentially toasted bread topped with tasty things, tartines make a lovely light supper in summer months when cooking is not on the radar.

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Zest: The wonder of naked fruit

April 20, 2016

If you have a lemon tree in your yard I envy you. If you have an orange and a lemon tree in your yard I really envy you and if you have a lemon, orange and lime tree in your yard…well.

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Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

March 17, 2016

Cacio e pepe is Rome’s answer to what’s for dinner when the cupboards are bare and you are not, I repeat, not going to brave the aisles of the grocery store. If you have pasta, Peccorino and pepper you can make this dish for dinner on those nights when you’d really rather not cook; but, you will be so glad that you did.

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Brownie Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

February 21, 2016

Once upon a time I worked in a bakery and baked these fudgy brownies every day. With melted chocolate under my fingernails, we would nibble on the cut away corners and edges all day long. It was a tough job but someone had to do it.

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Haddock with Citrus Slaw and Orange Vinaigrette

February 12, 2016

The night this recipe was born I told my husband that we would probably drop a kilo or two after eating this spa-like meal. It’s February and we’re still trying to get a handle on what happened to our waistlines after the crazy holidays.

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Baked Sweet Potato with Black Beans and Spinach

January 25, 2016

You’re going to love how this colorful sweet potato dinner practically makes itself. To make things even more amenable, check out the wine suggestion and pour yourself a glass while you wait for the potato to bake. Relax. This low fat, nutritious dinner is the perfect meatless meal for a busy weekday night. Cheers.

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