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Whole Wheat Kale Stuffing

I have several ingredients in the house which have inspired me to make a fall stuffing–bread, kale, sausage, sage, shallots, celery and broth.  The only thing that remains to be bought is the turkey. Therefore, I bought a boneless breast already … Continue reading

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Beppi’s 90th Birthday

The reason for my lack of posts the last several days has been preparing for and celebrating Beppi’s 90th birthday.  It’s truly a gift to have him as vibrant and full of life and enthusiasm as ever.  True to form, … Continue reading

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Applesauce

There’s nothing innovative about my applesauce but I thought I’d share the technique and the menu for tonight’s dinner with you. I love applesauce and I really only make it in  fall and winter.  The dry-rubbed pork tenderloin I posted … Continue reading

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Beppi’s Crocchette di Riso

I’ve begun making extra-large batches of risotto just so that I can make these croquettes the next day.  The first time my neighbor Beppi made me risotto, I noticed he made a huge batch–then these croquettes showed up at my … Continue reading

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Broccoli and Radicchio Salad

Summer would not have been summer without a beach party, complete with bonfire and s’mores.  My friends have this ritual down to a science–someone provides the main course; someone else provides the plastic tableware, someone else provides drinks, and someone else provides … Continue reading

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Porcini Risotto

Since my mother brought back some beautiful dried porcini from Italy a couple of weeks ago, I’m using them in risotto tonight.  These porcini are so plump, meaty and supple, they’re almost as delicate as fresh ones, although they have … Continue reading

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Hurricane Eve Dinner

We’re expecting the storm to hit after midnight this evening, so I’m trying to (continue to) make constructive use of what’s in my freezer and fridge. In my freezer are 2 thick slices of wonderful lamb meatloaf. In the fridge are … Continue reading

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Ham and Provolone Panini

While waiting for a hurricane to hit, what better thing to do than devise dishes to help clean out my fridge/freezer.  In the event we lose power, I’d like to use as much as possible as quickly as possible. A … Continue reading

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Sauteed Zucchini and Onions

Like swiss chard, although zucchini are available year-round, but they are sweetest when just picked.  They are even easier to prepare than swiss chard because there is no pre-boiling required. Simply scrub the zucchini well (I use a potato brush) … Continue reading

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Oyster Mushrooms with Red Pepper

You may know already what a big fan of oyster mushrooms I am (see oyster mushrooms with mint).  They are meaty, easy to clean, inexpensive, and deeply, exotically flavorful. Right now, red peppers are in season and are at their … Continue reading

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