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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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the napoleon

I made a new dish the other day. It wasn’t very good. Surprised? So was I, especially since what I was making was none other than grilled vegetable “lasagna”. I’d pictured an assortment of seasonal grilled vegetables (zucchini, onions, fennel and roasted red peppers) in between long thin layers of grilled globe eggplant (in place […]

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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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The Best Coffee Cake

Recently my cravings centered around coffee cake. I craved it during the frequent snow storms that kept us hostage in the northeast this winter and I crave it in the morning still with a freshly brewed cup of strong coffee. And now when it seems the rains won’t stop and the dreariness of the afternoon […]

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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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Biscotti Cookies

  Because this is the season for baking cookies, I thought I’d share (once again) my recipe for making biscotti. This recipe has been made literally hundreds of times over the years in my former restaurant, Biscotti, and in my home kitchen, so it’s tried and true. It can easily be doubled or tripled and […]

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