fennel risotto with lamb

Fennel is one of those vegetables you can use alone or as a spice, garnish or herb.  Its subtle anise flavor pairs well with apple and cheese; shellfish (lobster or crab); asparagus and garlic; orange and mint; potatoes and onions and so forth.  It’s deliciously light served as a salad, in a pasta, or in…

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vegetable orzo with seared sea scallops

A while ago I purchased vegetable dyed orzo but hadn’t used it until now.  That’s the problem with limited cupboard space in that things get pushed to the back or under a pile.  I was going through the small island cabinet for something else when I found the orzo.  It just so happened that Peter…

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How can anyone resist a salad that is popping with color?  Not only is it colorful but healthy.  Kale’s anti-oxidant health benefits means it has been studied more extensively in cancer research than any other health condition.  Kale’s nutrient richness is found in three areas: 1) antioxidant nutrients, 2) anti-inflammatory nutrients, and 3) anti-cancer nutrients…

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Good food begins in the field.  If ever there was a truism that reflects the philosophy and flavors of the Greek country kitchen, that would be it.   Diane Kochilas I had been reminded of our trip to Greece (3 years ago) via long-time friend and fellow food blogger Michelle with her postings on her recent…

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My husband and I have been away from home for nearly 3 weeks and I am gagging to cook!  We are currently in NYC and the place we are staying has a mini kitchen and so I decided to prepare dinner in our room.  I had to think of something that was easy and didn’t…

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Roquefort cheese is blue cheese made from sheep’s milk and hails from the South of France. Its distinctive veins of green mold helps to give it a sharp taste with salty overtones. Roquefort is also delicious on top of steak, in salads and perfect with fortified wines A perfect starter, these vegetarian tartlets are delicious…

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