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Classic Potato Salad

April 22, 2017
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Spring has sprung and after a thankfully wet winter, the water-wise front yard we installed two years ago is bursting with color. What a difference a couple of years and a wet winter makes, right? Click on the link to see the “before” photos. It’s also getting to that time when barbecues and picnics become more commonplace […]

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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Berbere Spice and Orange

October 1, 2016
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If you read my recent post comparing the meal kit services of Home Chef and Blue Apron, you might have noticed that one of the most enjoyable perks of using these companies was being able to learn about and try new ingredients and cooking methods without much investment. One of my favorite home chef meals […]

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Pan Roasted Salmon with Pinot Noir Cherry Sauce

May 23, 2016
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You may think, “Red wine with fish? Isn’t that a no-no?” Not in this case. Salmon is a fish with robust flavor and it stands up well to a red wine, especially the light bodied fruity notes of Pinot Noir. Most of the wild salmon sold in the US comes from the Pacific Northwest which […]

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Chicken Salad with Olives and Dijon Yogurt Dressing

February 23, 2016
Chicken Salad with Olives and Dijon Yogurt Dressing

It’s February. Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions already? If your answer was, “I gave up on on January 3rd”, you are not alone. I’ve stopped making resolutions all together because they were always the same; eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, stop eating brownies (see how well that worked?). I can […]

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Bits of Everything Soup; Beans, Rice and Sausage

January 31, 2016
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When is a recipe not a recipe? When you know how to make something so well you intuitively know the ratios of ingredients and you don’t have to measure. Soup is one of those things for me. Early on in my professional cooking career I spent a solid year making the “soup of the day” […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Cooked in Red Wine)

December 1, 2015
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It’s December, and in the northern hemisphere, that means it’s time for rich, hearty foods that make you feel all warm and toasty inside. I can’t think of a meal which better represents this than a slow simmered beef stew. Don’t let the French name intimidate you. Yes, Boeuf Bourguignon is the classic French dish, […]

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