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Pasta with Lobster, Leek and Tomato

This is a springtime twist on Pasta with Lobster, Chilis and Mint.  In the spring, when leeks have just begun to show up at our local farm stands, it’s nice to add them to whatever I’m cooking, just for that … Continue reading

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Mom’s Baked Breaded Chicken Breasts

This is another recipe of my mom’s that she used to make for us when we were kids.  It’s simple to make (much simpler and less messy than pan-frying), can be prepared ahead of time, then placed in the oven … Continue reading

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Mom’s Turkey Meatballs

On Mother’s Day, I made this recipe in honor of my mother, who makes the best turkey meatballs on the planet.  These are moist, light and flavorful.   Many people have asked my mother for this recipe, so several years … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs with Sorrel Pesto and Asparagus

This is a beautiful Spring brunch and part three of the sorrel pesto.  It’s a Springtime spin on classic Asparagus Milanese, which combines asparagus with fried eggs and lots of parmigiano cheese. The bright, lemony flavor of the sorrel pesto is … Continue reading

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Spinach Risotto with Sorrel Pesto

This is the second meal I made with my sorrel pesto (for the sauce, see Striped Bass with Sorrel Pesto). In addition to the pesto, I had some sauteed spinach left from the other evening’s meal.  It had been sauteed … Continue reading

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Striped Bass with Sorrel Pesto

Today, my friend Kathleen brought me a bunch of beautiful sorrel fresh from the garden, and told me she had made a pesto out of hers, so I decided to try my hand at my own version. In the past, … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard with Shallots and Lemon

This time of year, we’re all craving  fresh spring vegetables, but every year we forget that spring vegetables don’t really surface until late in the season (in Eastern Long Island, anyway).  I’m always looking for those first crops of local … Continue reading

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