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Bagels and Lox

By Katherine When Greg thinks of bagels and lox, he thinks of thinly sliced smoked salmon layered on a bagel slathered with cream cheese. Don’t get me wrong, that sounds amazing. But, me? I always think of pink cream cheese. … Continue reading

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Okra Indian Style

This is what to do with the last okra of the season. Or fry it. (The recipe was inspired by one in Curry Easy.) Chicken and Okra 4 chicken thighs cut into bite sized cubes 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 … Continue reading

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Cappuccino Cream

Katherine had planned on making tiramisu, but our guests canceled at the last minute and we need to come up with a way to use up the mascarpone. We turned to a recipe for Frozen Cappuccino Cream in our tried … Continue reading

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Baked Penne with Eggplant and Capers

This recipe is adapted from Piatta Unico: When One Course Makes a Meal a fun little cookbook that’s been gathering dust in our cabinet for more than a year. We’re terrible people. OK, only our neighbors think that, but we … Continue reading

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Thai Omelettes

These make a great appetizer or light breakfast. The recipe is adapted from Thai: The Essence of Asian Cooking, which refers to them as egg rolls and admits that might create confusion for Americans who have an entirely different concept … Continue reading

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Potato Puffs

These beauties are adapted from a recipe in a book we’ve had so long the spine is loose. It’s called Potatoes & Rice. What can I say, we like our carbs. We couldn’t find the title on Amazon, probably out … Continue reading

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Coq Au Vin

Recently chicken went on super sale and I bought way too much to fit in the already packed freezer. One of these days we are going to get a stand-alone freezer. Probably when I finally commit to the half cow … Continue reading

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Drinks from Down Under

My wife recently picked up a copy of My Grill by Pete Evans, an Australian chef. The recipes are making me salivate — mixed kabobs with beer damper… Indian-spiced grilled fish in banana leaves… trout with mild mushrooms, proscuitto and … Continue reading

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