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February 4, 2012

Follow Potato Plus Soup   This is the perfect cold winter night soup. It can be made with plain water, but it is much better with ham or pork stock, and still good with chicken stock.  If you are using water, you may need a bit of extra seasoning.  As with...
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January 30, 2012

Follow Tommy’s     I was a senior in high school, and had gone to one of those horrible college interviews, with Angie Martinez, in Los Angeles. We were hungry, and she asked me if I wanted to go to Tommy’s?  I had to confess I had never been to Tommy’s. ...
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December 4, 2011

Follow Pork Tenderloin with Apples Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of meat.  It is easy to prepare, there is little waste (no bones or gristle, and it has just enough fat to ensure a moist dish), it can be dressed up or down.  I will use tenderloin to...
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November 15, 2011

Follow Spinach Pie or Spanakopita For many, we are now heading into the holiday season where we look forward to sharing meals with family and friends.  For most of us, those holiday menus are all but set in stone.  We will be eating traditional foods passed down through generations, which we...
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October 12, 2011

Follow Tea Time     Sitting down for tea should be an experience. Whether you are sharing a cup of tea and a slice of cake, with an impromptu visitor, or hosting a tea party, with various offerings, your guest should always feel that they are partaking of something special. There...
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September 12, 2011

Follow   A Different Kebab Don’t put away the grill yet!  Given my choice, I might well grill every day; we grill with charcoal as I adore the flavor it imparts.  I loved grilled meats, vegetables, and even fruits.  We recently served grilled pineapple and nectarines, which I had marinated in...
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August 10, 2011

Follow   Avocados! Stuffed Bagel Avocados have long been a favorite food of mine; they are delicious, nutritious, and versatile.  Summer is the perfect time to enjoy avocados when they are fresh and in season, picked to ripen quickly.  A native of Mexico, avocados have traveled the world, and are now...
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July 17, 2011

Follow Fruit Salad With Ginger   Do you remember fruit cocktail?  Did your Mother think it was dessert or the perfect addition to Jell-O or a boxed cake, a way to dress it up? I never understood the appeal of canned fruit – my only interest was in the cherry, that...
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June 22, 2011

Follow   Olive Salad This recipe is inspired by Central Grocery’s muffuletta sandwich, which is loaded with Italian cold cuts, fine cheese, and olive salad.  By the way, if you are headed toward the French Quarter in New Orleans, make sure you visit Decatur Street on any day other than Sunday,...
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May 15, 2011

Follow Picadillo     This is very basic Cuban fare, served with white rice, fried plantains (maduros), with black beans being optional, but preferred.  I make mine with cilantro, which most people do not use, and I add the dried plums and a touch of hot peppers.  Also, I would probably...
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