Monthly Archives: November 2012

Turkey Redux

Turkey and White Bean Soup Turkey with Wild Mushroom Sauce Turkey and Porcini Risotto Turkey and Rice Croquettes Although I usually shop for food daily, last weekend I bought large quantities of fresh produce from one of our farm stands, … Continue reading

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Italian-Ate Stuffed Turkey Breast

This is, in my opinion, the most elegant way to enjoy turkey and stuffing.  All of the butchering is done prior to roasting, so carving and serving are neat and easy.  My preparation makes maximum use of the turkey breast, … Continue reading

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Salad of Kabocha Squash, Green Olives and Blue Cheese

This time of year, I can’t get enough of the sweet, rich flavor of winter squashes.  For any lover of butternut squash, kabocha is a revelation.  It’s sweeter and creamier than butternut, with a deeper orange interior. Because of its … Continue reading

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Potato Galette

This is a great side dish for a variety of meats/fish/poultry, and can even be a lunch by itself, with some salad and cheese.  It’s more French than Italian, and I make it from time-to-time, when something refined and festive … Continue reading

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Flounder Stuffed with Kale

We are enjoying fresh, local wild flounder on the East End of Long Island now, so I thought I’d take advantage of it while I can.  Usually, I’d opt for a quick-cooking pan-fry for thin filets like these.  But a … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

My friend Kathleen made meatloaf for a group of friends the other evening, using a mix of ground beef, pork and veal, and it was so delicious, I decided to try my hand at making one.  The ingredients, she assured … Continue reading

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Scarlet Runner Beans with Chorizo and Quinoa

These beans have a deep, velvety flavor, and when combined with a grain,  are a great one-pot meal. Without the chorizo, this could be an entirely vegetarian dish, but the chorizo adds that smokey hint of paprika that I love.  … Continue reading

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