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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

      Okay, so this is not as tasty as fried eggplant but it’s very good and not as fattening. Try it. I personally like leaving the skin on but if you prefer, peal the skin before slicing. 3 medium, slim, firm eggplants (large ones tend to be seedy) 1 batch tomato sauce (see […]

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Eggs and a Quick Saute

  Frittata with Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions and Potatoes Whenever I’m hungry and want a quick, yet satisfying meal I reach for my favorite cast iron pan, some eggs and whatever fresh vegetables I have on hand. In this case it was crimini mushrooms, onions and a jalapeno. I cut them thinly and cooked them – […]

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Fettuccine with tomato/pesto

Tomato/pesto is one of my favorite, quick sauces. It’s intensely flavorful without being overwhelming like pesto alone can be; it’s fast – especially if you have containers of tomato and pesto sauces in your freezer -which is so easy if you make big batches every time you make these sauces; and finally, it’s frigging delicious! […]

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Simple Tomato Salads

  The summer salad we served most often from my childhood garden was randomly diced tomatoes (core and imperfections removed – bite sized pieces) mixed with thinly sliced red onions and basil, seasoned and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. We ate it along with a hunk of rustic bread to lap up the juices. […]

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When West Meets East

My Pad Thai – Packed to go The secret to making a terrific Pad Thai is preparation and individual execution. The most that should be prepared at any given time is one or two servings. To prepare, first mix a good sauce. It’s a combination of sweet from the brown sugar, salt from the fish […]

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Green Bean Leftovers Salad

Salad with Sautéed French Beans, Mushrooms and Chicken   I love leftovers. They usually inspire me to do something different than I intended when I first made the dish. This concoction was the result of last night’s dinner of roast chicken with sauteed green beans and crimini mushrooms. There was a handful of each left […]

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Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

  For all of you who didn’t get my recipe earlier today for the pulled pork grilled cheese I made the other night (and that’s everyone) I sincerely appologize. What can I say…it was 1:00 am when I scheduled my newsletter.   But turns out that was a good thing, because tonight I had another […]

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Jambota or Zucchini Stew

In keeping with the zucchini theme, it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t let you in on a gem of a recipe, perfect for all the fresh zucchini growing in our gardens and available at supermarkets and farmers markets everywhere. Every year when the harvest of our backyard garden produced an abundance of zucchini, my […]

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