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Stuffed Fruits (tomatoes are a fruit) and Free Books!

This is a post I’ve been trying to complete for a week now–it’s felt frivolous posting about fruits and freebies when I’ve friends with unwanted lakes in their yards and no power )-: But normalcy is a condition of sanity so it’s back to the kitchen and writing for me. First, I wanted any Kindle readers … Full recipe post »

Pickled Herring for the “Eves” (a shortcut)

We may be jipped out of a white Christmas in Michigan this year, but the promise of the family rejoined and traditions re-lit has me craving pickled herring. In past years I’ve been lucky enough to receive it––scratch-made––from my Polish neighbor, Krystyna, the week before our family celebrates Christmas and the New Year. This year she’s left … Full recipe post »

Poached Pears with Honeyed Mascarpone

After a huge Thanksgiving Day feast, forget the pies — this is my preferred finish. The best thing about this dessert is it can be made eight to 24 hours in advance. In fact, it insists upon that time to soak up the winey marinade and give the pear that stunning rich garnet color. You should … Full recipe post »

Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Pears and Bacon

It’s a great catch-all recipe for autumn produce. Add apples, turnips, acorn squash or whatever strikes your fancy. The flavors of roasted pear and bacon are marvelous in the recipe. The sage leaves turn into crisp delicious chips when roasted. Last week I made a simpler recipe with apples and brussels sprouts. Today’s recipe, to … Full recipe post »

Harvest Chili

October sun slants low, gradations of gold lie warped, creeping across the kitchen. I venture outside and revel in late afternoon’s warmth spreading across my back. Sleeveless, inhaling the musk of decaying leaves racked into piles, I cling to the heat of an Indian Summer day. But the squash know better. In markets and gardens … Full recipe post »

Turkey Cutlets with Apple Cider Sauce

Oh dear — we’re approaching the threshold of the holidays. A time of year when appetites know no boundaries and good judgment regarding fat intake is the exception, rarely the rule. Fortunately it’s also sweater season, which covers the extra inch padding my girth. So I climb into my baggy pants (which make me feel … Full recipe post »

Grilled Zucchini and Red Pepper Roll-Ups with Goat Cheese

Pity the zucchini. Yesterday’s Farmers Market witnessed kids pointing and sniggering at one gargantuan, misshapen beast. My impulse was to drape my sweater over its lizard-like skin to avoid it suffering further indignities. The indecisive days between summer and fall, shifting from swollen heat to bracing winds, produce these overfed contortionists — a far cry … Full recipe post »

Whitefish with Tomato Caper Relish

The final days of August are enveloped in an atmosphere of quiet anticipation. It’s as if our town has come to a screeching halt and sits idling, waiting for the light to change, indicating the seasonal shift to fall. Perhaps this is a feeling shared with residents of other college towns, where still, humid air … Full recipe post »

Grilled Chicken Sumac

I’m always on the lookout for interesting flavor combinations, especially if I have all the ingredients at the ready. I’ve got a spice jar with ground sumac berries I’d like to use. This is a marvelous lemony seasoning, commonly used in Turkish cuisine, but I’ve only used it when making the traditional tomato pita salad, … Full recipe post »

Grilled Salmon Salad with Edamame and Oranges

I’m not buying into the theory that Mother’s Day is a “Hallmark Holiday”, commercialized beyond recognition, so can be ignored in good conscious. “Mother’s Day,” according to Wikipedia, “…is an annual holiday that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.” In the United States, … Full recipe post »

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Salsa Verde

“What makes this sauce so tasty?” “Anchovies,” I replied. “But I don’t care for anchovies.” “Do you like Worcestershire Sauce sprinkled on a burger?” “Don’t tell me…” “You betcha. Anchovies are the secret weapon in Worcestershire Sauce. You love the taste of those furry little critters; you just don’t know it.” And so began the … Full recipe post »

Mashed Potato and Pickle Relish Salad

If you grew up in the baby boom era like me, this is the type of potato salad you may remember fondly. Or not. Across America in the fifties and sixties, you could expect a scoop of it snuggled next to the grilled cheese sandwich at the counter bar at truck stops, drug stores, and diners. If memory serves, back … Full recipe post »

Potato, Radish and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Sliced cucumbers, dill and yogurt are a classic Scandinavian favorite flavor profile — wouldn’t the addition of potatoes and radishes to the mix be wonderful? And yes I have been on a radish kick lately (see my Chicken and Sautéed Radish blog). And then there was the Radish and Cucumber Salad I made last week. But to … Full recipe post »

Curried Israeli CousCous Eggplant and Chickpeas

This yummy vegetarian recipe makes a large batch but I’m delighted to have leftovers; it seems to improve with age, although I’d try to finish it within three days. I originally made the couscous as one would make a risotto. The result was a beautiful, subtle, nutty flavor that, unfortunately, was lost with the strong … Full recipe post »

Swordfish Souvlaki

Souvlaki is basically the Greek meaning for skewered grilled meat or fish (vegetables optional) — what some call shish-ke-bob. Lamb and swordfish are two items often found in classic Greek souvlaki. I’ve found Campari tomatoes (select those about 1 1/2 to 2 times as big as a cherry tomatoes) are perfect for grilled kebobs of … Full recipe post »