Category: Food

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Spicy Cranberry – Orange Relish     So many of the foods that we gather to enjoy together, on Thanksgiving, must be prepared either the day of our dinner or the night before, to be at their optimal; however, that is not true with this delicious spicy cranberry-orange relish, which can be cooked head of…

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Baked Apples With Apple Cider Carmel Sauce And Whipped Cream     Have you ever thought about the fact that we have an emotional attachment to foods that directly correlates to when it is harvested? For example, in the spring, especially for Easter dinner we think of eating tender asparagus, just like the 4th of…

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Peanut Butter Cookies     For years, I have given the Betty Crocker Cookbook to new cooks – it was watching Kate learn to make bread, with that book, that convinced me it is a good book for beginning chiefs, to have on their shelves and more importantly, in their kitchen.  My copy is well…

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Pickled Beets My first memories of a “real” delicatessen are in California, going into Canter’s Deli that was open 24 hours a day! The deli had enough neon to belong in Los Angeles and enough of everything else – from good food to ambiance – to be a Jewish deli; however, I do not remember…

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Gray’s Papaya Hot dogs are most definitely a food I must be in the mood for; they are not part of my regular fare, but a good hotdog can certainly hit the spot, at the right moment – like say the 4th of July! For me, what makes a great hot dog is how it…

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Bread Pudding I love bread pudding! I enjoy it hot out of the oven, at room temperature, and chilled; it is great plain or with sauce or whipped cream.  It is a dish that travels well and sits happily in the refrigerator for a good week, especially in an airtight container.  If I am having…

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Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers I do not think it is a secret, especially to his wife, that my favorite person in the world, to cook for, is Marcial. Both he and his son eat with gusto; Marcial is adventurous, in general, but also with food and is always willing to try anything I come up…

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The Union Oyster House   This month, I am not going to share a recipe with you, rather a restaurant.  To mark a bit of our history, we headed to the historical Boston landmark The Union Oyster House, which according to their website “is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous…

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Lobster Because we were in Maine! Many years ago, it was quite a pleasure to be able to prepare a lobster for my Mother on her birthday, today would have been her 86th birthday.  Lobster  was something she had never eaten before, and of course, being in Maine, where lobster fishing began, and where the…

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Hummus Hummus has become rather standard fare; and I cannot honestly say that I remember when I first ate it, though I think it must have been sometime in the early 1980’s; I do remember serving Mike Gregan, and him being surprised. He seemed to like the hummus, but corrected my pronunciation of the word.…