Monthly Archives: January 2012

Swiss Chard Three Ways

Swiss chard is one of my favorite green vegetables because the entire plant is edible from top to bottom.  I don’t see it on restaurant menus as much as spinach or broccoli, so when I see it, I always order … Continue reading

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Braciole of Chicken

This is a simple but festive dish we made at Po Restaurant in the late 1990’s.  It’s a simple chicken breast, pounded thin, stuffed with a combination of pine nuts, raisins, parmigiano and parsley, then rolled, lightly browned, and braised … Continue reading

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Colorado Lamb Shepherds’ Pie

A weekend ski trip with some friends in Colorado has inspired me to make a quintessentially winter dinner of Shepherd’s pie, using local Colorado lamb, ground for me at the local butcher.  I figured I’d take advantage of my temporarily … Continue reading

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Pasta with Smoked Salmon, Arugula and Lemony Breadcrumbs

  This is a great dish to make when you have only a small piece of smoked fish and want to extend it into a meal.  This hot-smoked fish is as versatile as any salty condiment like anchovies or bottarga … Continue reading

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Dinner for One–Smoked Salmon Hash with Tuscan Kale

At the farmers’ market, I found a vendor that smokes his own salmon using a hot-smoke method, rather than a simple cure.  This means that the fish is cooked, as well as smoked.  It’s firmer and drier than conventional smoked … Continue reading

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Pork Milanese, Florida-Style

   For a last-minute dinner for four, I ran to Publix with no preconceptions about what I’d cook, except that it had to be quick and not use too many (electric) burners at one time.  I went right to the … Continue reading

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Dinner for One–Salad with Roasted Peppers and Soppressata

  Soppressata is a natural with roasted peppers, in the same way anchovies are–they’re both very strong and salty, and pair beautifully with the sweetness of the peppers.  Last week at the farmers’ market, I bought some Florida red peppers–they … Continue reading

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