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September 5, 2016

Follow Grilled Lamb Chops   I do not remember who first introduced me to lamb, but grilled lamb chops are one of my most favorite of foods, and honestly, maybe not in one sitting, as they are very rich and robust, but between dinner and lunch the next day, I can easily eat the...
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Follow Madeleine’s     I understand that Proust has dibs on Madeleine’s with his Remembrance of Things Past, but these are nevertheless one of my favorite cookies or little cakes; not only because of their light, ethereal taste, with the slightest hint of citrus and almost crispy edge, but because of...
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July 12, 2016

Follow Pickled Cauliflower       Do not be afraid of pickling! Especially when you are making pickles that will be refrigerated thus; you do not have to worry about whether or not you have achieved the perfect canning seal. I have always loved pickled vegetables, with their great texture and...
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June 15, 2016

Follow Pie Crust!     I am feeling the desire for comfort food; and I have to say pie goes a long way toward making me feel safe and happy. Both sweet and savory pies are delicious and conjure up memories of special occasions, like being allowed to tag along with...
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May 13, 2016

Follow Rice Pudding     My Mother would often make rice pudding, as a special treat, when we were young. This is still one of my favorite desserts.  There is little that provides more comfort than a warm bowl of creamy rice pudding – except of course cold rice pudding! Ingredients:...
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April 10, 2016

Follow Papaya And Mango Chutney     When I was in seventh grade we moved to Hawaii, and it was there that I was introduced to the wonders of papaya, which was incredibly plentiful, and thus not a delicacy to be savored on rare occasions. The Hawaiian papaya is smaller and...
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March 26, 2016

Follow Pineapple Upside Down Cake     I remember marveling, at my Mother’s ingenuity, the first time I saw her create a pineapple upside down cake. I had trouble understanding this whole idea of baking the cake upside down and was even more amazed when this golden beauty appeared, once she...
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February 13, 2016

Follow Napkins     I prefer cloth napkins; I have a drawer filled with them and use them for more than special occasions, but not as often as I would like.   Somehow I find that a fine napkin, like a piece of china or good silverware make my meal just a...
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January 10, 2016

Follow Bocadito     I wish I had a photograph of the group of Cuban women, gathered around the table and standing in the kitchen, chatting away, as music serenaded them, while they cut crust off of bread and prepared sandwiches for a party that I remember as if it were...
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December 22, 2015

Follow Russian Teacakes   The first time I went to Greece, I brought home Greek almond and butter cookies, Kourabiedes, which are encased in powdered sugar; they are absolutely delicious! Soon thereafter, Melody introduced me to Russian Teacakes, a very close cousin, if not sibling of the Kourabiedes; since then Russian...
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