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There was one time my mom and I were chatting on the phone about something she was planning to cook. I don’t honestly remember what it was, maybe a marinade, or a dry rub, or a dressing. It could even have been some kind of side dish, really I don’t remember. But that’s not the […]

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So… there was a hurricane last weekend and I was pretty well convinced that we were going to be holed up on the first floor of our house for a week without power. I had candles, flashlights, batteries, stock piles of drinking water and water for cooking. Luckily I have a gas range on my […]

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Soft Shell Crab BLT

Bacon. Focaccia. Rosemary aioli. Soft shell crabs. Tomato. Lettuce. Do I need to say more?

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There is a restaurant near by to the place we go to the beach that we love. In fact, it’s our new favorite restaurant. It’s an old country house a block from the beach and it has a large front porch on which to eat a lovely gourmet meal. After going there a couple of […]

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I knew that I was going to have to serve something along side the tea sandwiches but I struggled for a while to think of what it should be. I knew I wanted it to involve a vegetable to balance out all those carbs from the bread, but I didn’t want to make a salad, […]

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Shrimp and Pork Meatballs

A few months back my friend Susan posted a recipe on her blog for shrimp and pork dumplings. Evelyn took one look at the pictures and immediately asked if I could make them. I said yes, but, I confess I dilly-dallied about it. I had recently made a huge batch of ravioli and I didn’t […]

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There are a million and one different ways of making this style dish. I’m sure that there is some “one authentic way” but, in my usual cavalier style I have pretty much ignored that idea in favor of simply combining flavors that go well together in a familiar way. I’m not a fan of raw […]

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This was a recipe that I stole from Mark Bittman. His dishes are always so easy to prepare and take no time at all to make. That is, after all, part of why his column in the New York Times was called The Minimalist. His recipes aren’t fancy, just good to eat.

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Chicken Nuggets

I recently did a Google search to figure out what kinds of spices tend to be used in commercial chicken nuggets (to satisfy a little bit of curiosity over ways that kids get acclimated to flavors). I was horrified at what it turned up. Yech. Gross.

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My friend Susan is a total inspiration to me in terms of cooking. She has a boldness in her cooking that I admire. She seems to be able to tackle any cuisine with confidence and she pulls it off. I happen to be a huge fan of sesame noodles and order them everywhere that I […]

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