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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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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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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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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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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Bibimbap: A vegetarian dinner for two

January 8, 2016

One of my new favorites is Bibimbap (bee-bim-bop), a delicious Korean dish of rice, sautéed vegetables, fried egg, spicy chili sauce and kimchi. The vegetables are usually cooked separately and arranged beautifully around the rice, but I think you’ll appreciate the time saving measure of just cooking all the veggies at once. After all, you’re going to mix it all up before you take the first bite, right?

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End of Summer Fried Green Tomatoes

October 29, 2015

My son brought me a big bag of green tomatoes from his garden the other day. What could we possibly do with all these hard round green globes? I say fry them up. Most everyone gets excited about ripe summer tomatoes. But I’m addicted to those end of summer green ones.

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Farmer’s Market Salad

September 15, 2015

One of the best things about summer (and there are lots of good things) is our local farmer’s market here in Hudson. We have a small one in my town, right on the green in the middle of the city. On Saturday mornings I find a wide variety of fresh picked produce to experiment with in the coming week.

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Pork Tonkatsu with Fig and Arugula Salad

July 16, 2015

I know the opening of this recipe should be about the pork, but I am gobsmacked by the beauty of these figs. I want to look at them, center table, displayed in a bowl or on a plate but, eat them we must. Yep, they taste pretty good as well.

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