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Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado) enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of trips and favorite associated recipes. Browse my travel recipes...
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Some of you may have your Easter day menu and to-do list organized on a spread sheet. You set your table yesterday, and fresh polished silver gleams atop ironed linen napkins, which coordinate stylishly with your china and the fresh flower centerpiece you will arrange on Saturday. I admire your efficiency, and looking about my … Full recipe post
The cultural landscape of modern civilization is colored, in part, by the proliferation of the pancake.Our DNA must be hard-wired to love ’em: prehistoric man, according to Ken Albala’s book “Pancake: A Global History,” is said to have fried a version of pancake on a flat rock. Today, most of us find a griddle or … Full recipe post
If I hired a kitchen organizer who insisted I only keep one serving piece in my kitchen, I’d select my wooden salad bowl–I use it daily. Flash 40 years back to my mother’s kitchen: Being presented with the same ultimatum, I’m pretty sure she would have kept her stuffed (deviled) egg plate, she made some … Full recipe post
Happy Memorial Day! It’s a beautiful day! I’m going morel hunting. Here’s a festive smoothie to also welcome in a celebrate the advent (hopefully) of warm weather. Stay safe! (Meijer has 3 1-pint packages of blueberries for $5!) Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 6 large strawberries, hulled and washed, plus strawberries for garnish, if desired 1 … Full recipe post
I, for one, am delighted that McDonald’s has given us some leaner options. I hate being “forced” to eat fried chicken and mashed potatoes on road trips. (As close friends and family know, I relish any excuse to eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, from you-know-who!) It’s an ex-pat Southern thing, I understand, and when I … Full recipe post
Happy Mother’s Day! I recently blogged about the interesting chain of events leading up to the creation of Mother’s Day as a national holiday. My recipe was composed of “Super Foods” for “Super Moms,” and if you’re interested in a deliciously healthy grilled salmon and edamame salad, click here. Today’s recipe is a bit more conventional … Full recipe post
According to about.com, “…when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres.Napoleon feasted on an omelet prepared by a local innkeeper that was such a culinary delight that Napoleon ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and … Full recipe post
When Laurie announced her wedding engagement, Rosanne (her future mother-in-law) immediately began deliberating about a special gift to give Laurie at her bridal shower. Perhaps crystal candle sticks, silver goblets or a personalized photo frame? Maybe something practical like a food processor? All of these gifts would have been wonderful and certainly much appreciated by … Full recipe post
Happy Easter! As much a tradition as dying Easter eggs is for us, making Curried Creamed Eggs with leftover eggs for Easter breakfast is even better! My mom made this dish every Easter morning with the addition of bottled chipped beef. Fifties food, no doubt, and your family may have a similar tradition. I break … Full recipe post
More than likely, you have eaten this simple little egg and toast dish before. And, more than likely, you had your own special name for it. Only 5 minutes of my time spent on search engines yielded the following names for basically the same dish: “Egg in a Basket”, “Floating Eyeballs”, “Toad in a Hole”, … Full recipe post
The day after Super Bowl could pose two distinct challenges for some of us who may have over-indulged last night: What to do about the chips and salsa leftovers, and what to do about the dull pounding in our head. One compassionate reader shares her remedy for curing both. “I got this recipe from a … Full recipe post
It’s Sunday, the end of the week, and my fridge is a scrapbook of memories from last week’s meals. It’s time to rustle up up those little miscellaneous baggies of vegetables and cheese, and make room for next week’s savory scraps! I’ll sauté the veggies with beaten eggs, grated cheese and herbs, then wrap the … Full recipe post
Sunnyside-up or over-easy? In my book of rules, these are the only questions one should pose to anyone on a Sunday morning. I like it low-key, my eggs over-easy, copious amounts of coffee and the morning newspaper. Sunday mornings are filled with rituals such as this, whether the rituals are of a spiritual nature or … Full recipe post
Yesterday was the first early day game of the season. An old friend, Shari, was in town for the game and we were invited to a breakfast tailgate hosted by Michigan students, friends of her son. The menu was chocolate chip pancakes. Shari added an antipasti of salami, fruit, cheese and a thermos of Bellinis … Full recipe post
I’d be willing to bet that if you’ve got small children, you have fresh blueberries in your fridge right now. I’ve observed children will eat about anything if topped with fresh blueberries. Loaded with antioxidents, they are the perfect munchie for little fingers. Don’t take Michigan blueberries for granted-our blueberry season is winding down so … Full recipe post