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Butter Leaf Salad with Spicy Miso Chicken

By On March 21, 2024

It’s officially Spring!  This brings me great joy, can you tell?  I say this knowing that the weather here in New England will still challenge us until probably the end of April,… Read More

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Bar Volpe

By On February 29, 2024

The stars aligned for a small group of friends to gather recently at Bar Volpe in South Boston.  We don’t see each other as a foursome as often as we once did,… Read More

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Alison Roman’s Creamy Cauliflower Galette

By On January 25, 2024

Another recipe that came from the avalanche of cookbooks I borrowed from the library of late is today’s Creamy Cauliflower Galette from Alison Roman’s latest, Sweet Enough.  Despite its title, the book… Read More

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Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois Chicken Salad

By On May 12, 2022

When someone offers to bring a salad to a pot luck, or even better a dinner that you are hosting at your home, do you do a little happy dance?  Sometimes, preparing… Read More

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Creamy Onion Soup

By On April 28, 2022

It has been a week here in our house.  Without going into the details, let’s just say it has been a time when an immunity building soup has been in order. Having… Read More

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Pistachio Salmon

By On March 10, 2022

I know what you might be thinking.  Do we need another salmon recipe? Well I promise you, if you try this one you will be answering that question in the affirmative. Before… Read More

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Kung Pao Chicken

By On February 3, 2022

This past weekend as we approached the Lunar New Year, I prepared a few of my favorite Chinese dishes using recipes inspired by the Whole 30. What does that mean?  Delicious food… Read More

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Corn, Tomatoes and Clams on Grilled Bread, Knife-and-Fork Style

By On September 2, 2021

Imagine for just a moment that you are seated in a trattoria anywhere in Italy.  Maybe you’ve spent the day at the beach or site seeing, but in either case you’ve worked… Read More

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Cod “Stew” with Chorizo, Leeks & Potatoes

By On April 29, 2021

Friends, after a very long year of cooking nearly every meal we have consumed, the inspiration I am drawing from my fridge, pantry and cookbook shelves is starting to wane.  I want… Read More

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Pasta with Asparagus and Arugula-Pistachio Pesto

By On April 22, 2021

I used to have a love affair with magazines.  The more the better, and at one point I had so many subscriptions it was a bit crazy.  Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking… Read More

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Chili-Lime Salmon with Avocado Ranch Dressing

By On March 25, 2021

Can we all agree that the past 365 plus days have been some of the longest days of most everyone’s lives? I look at my photos from casual gatherings, celebrations and normal… Read More

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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

By On January 28, 2021

Hello friends, I’ve missed you!  It’s been a month since we’ve been together in this space.  What have you all been up to?  I hope everyone is in a reasonably good place,… Read More