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A Twist on Pot Au Feu

Posted March 28, 2013

It’s stormy outside right now, so I want soup. I threw out a very special challenge to Denise for a dish close to my heart. She triumphed! – Maggie When Maggie talks Paris, I’m right there with her. And when…

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Beef and Guinness Pie

Posted January 1, 2013

This recipe warms our hearts and our bellies. It is the perfect little pot of dinner. Pour some red and follow Denise’s instructions – both for cooking and for dining fireside. I plan to. And, I’d love to hear what…

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Perfect Plum Crisp

Posted September 5, 2012

Oh boy, I sympathize with Denise and Lenny! Summer is evaporating by the second and there are plenty of baked goods to still make. Thank goodness, sweet and tart plums linger into September. I’m going to enjoy this truly perfect…

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French Onion Soup

Posted March 12, 2012

Paris is getting warmer by the day. You can see and smell the city transform into spring and, quite frankly, it’s exciting; everyone is in the best mood. But as I walked the brocantes around the city yesterday, it was…

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Asian-Inspired Meatballs and Spaghetti

Posted February 27, 2012

When the weather changes from winter to spring, I tend to want lighter dishes. But it could be cold and grey or warm and sunny, and I’ll always want meatballs. They’re well-suited to a fancy cocktail get-together or a regular…

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Preserved Lemons

Posted February 20, 2012

It’s citrus season and when my friend Denise said she had moved to an Oakland, California neighborhood practically littered with Meyer lemons, I got a wee bit jealous and begged her to share a recipe for preserving the sweetest gems…

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Preserved Lemon Cocktail

Posted January 27, 2012

When Maggie reached out last week to see if we would be interested in sampling a preserved lemon syrup from Morris Kitchen, the polite thing to do was say, YES!   I have been dying to get an opportunity to…

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One Pot Meal: Chicken Marabella

Posted November 28, 2011

Being a child of the 80’s, I remember one-pot meals, otherwise, known as the “casserole” very well.   These wonders that our mother put down in front of us, usually contained a miss mash of ingredients.   While they usually…

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