A Spring Walk At The Edge Of The Woods

On this quiet spring morning in New England, the sky is cobalt blue and there is not a cloud in the sky. With the warmth of the early morning sun, it seems like the perfect day to head outdoors for a walk at the edge of the woods…why don’t you join me. It will be […]

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Grilled Lamb Chops With Tapenade Over Fennel Couscous

With the arrival of spring, there are certain foods that seem to go along with the season. One item that can usually be found in the markets at this time of the year is lamb which has long been associated with spring. To celebrate the beginning of the season, I prepared a Mediterranean inspired meal […]

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Sicilian Pasta With Saffron And Cauliflower

Bucatini with Saffron and Cauliflower is a traditional pasta dish from the beautiful island of Sicily. Sicily’s rich variety of foods have been greatly influenced by the early conquests of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Spaniards who each ruled the island for hundreds of years. They all contributed ingredients that makes Sicilian food what it […]

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Chef Inspired Burger Stuffed With Blue Cheese

The whole world loves burgers and fries but what about when you want to take the idea and turn it into a delicious evening meal. Gordon Hamersley did that in his cookbook Bistro Cooking At Home with his recipe for Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger with a Port and Green Peppercorn Sauce.  Living an hour’s drive north […]

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Spring is here…Let’s Start Gardening

Every season in New England is wonderful but at the end of a very snowy winter, I can’t help but look forward to the warmth of spring, the first flower blossoms opening, and starting seeds for my vegetable garden. Spring is here…let’s start our gardening. Before I start the new planting season, I enjoy looking […]

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Braised Short Ribs With Wild Mushrooms

Braised Short Ribs of Beef  With Wild Mushrooms is a dish you might expect to have in a fancy restaurant but it is a great meal for a lazy weekend evening at home. It is the perfect comfort food to enjoy on one of spring’s final chilly nights or if you live in the southern hemisphere, […]

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Chinese Five Spice Scallops With Mandarin Orange Salad

If you were to ask me what are the dishes that I prepare most often, Chinese Five Spice Scallops With Mandarin Orange Salad would be one of the top contenders in my cooking repertoire. You may be wondering why such a simple meal would be one of my favorites. The answer is…it has everything going […]

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