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Peach Crisp with Lemon Verbena

September 12, 2014

This is my favorite rendition of the classic crisp. I also have an affection for plums, and apricots in this summery dessert but my trademark addition is lemon verbena, which I plant every spring without fail.

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Grilled Pizza with Artichokes, Prosciutto and Pepper Jack Cheese

August 10, 2014

It really isn’t hard to make pizza and it’s a luxury to make it with the toppings exactly the way you like it. Fun and fast to cook on the grill, I even grill pizza in the dead of winter so walking outside to slap a hunk of dough on the grates is no big deal when the weather is fine.

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Sauteed Chicken Breast with Swiss Chard and Rubies

July 15, 2014

My husband loves beets and though I aim to please him, whipping up a bunch of beets for dinner can take more time than I usually allot for dinner prep. So, I came up with a quick way to get delicious ruby-red beets on our Tuesday night dinner plate.

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The “Cure” for the Common Party

June 2, 2014

The hardest part of this no fuss appetizer is rolling up the meat. With no cooking and hardly any prep, you can make up an appetizer or weekend lunch out of purchased sausages and cheeses from your local grocery in no time flat.

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Candied Meyer Lemon Slices

February 28, 2014

You can candy any kind of lemon, but Meyer lemons make especially pretty slices.

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Warm Butternut and Chickpea Salad with Arugula and Tahini Dressing

February 14, 2014

Living with a heavy blanket of snow outside doesn’t always mean you want to eat a heavy dinner. Already thinking about shorts and sandals, I’m lightening up on mealtime with this vegetable based plate just in time to get me in the swing for June.

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Lemon Filled Coconut Cupcakes

January 28, 2014

Anyone who grew up with Hostess filled cupcakes knows the charm of the filled cupcake. Just like chocolate and cream, coconut and lemon are a great combination in a cupcake and the only way to get it to make these up yourself.

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Maple Brined Pork Chops with Sweet Potato, Apple and Mustard Sauce

January 17, 2014

There are many theories about our urge to pimp the pig in the desolate days of winter, but to me it’s all about that sweet, tender meat that goes so well with winter vegetables.

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Pan Roasted Hake, Fennel and Pears with Lemon

December 31, 2013

The holidays are famous for feasting and sometimes too much of a good thing is, well, too much. After all the cookies, ham, appetizers, drinks and general overindulgence, we’re looking for dinner on the lighter side. Fish, actually. But it still needs to carry lots of flavor. Oh, and it has to be easy.

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Hey, Hey, Hey Toffee

December 12, 2013

Have you been naughty or nice ?

I must admit to feeling a bit naughty because I really don’t feel like baking a million Christmas cookies this year. Like you, I’m overscheduled and busy but want to be nice and make some fun treats to pass out to friends and family.

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