Greek Festival Lemon Chicken

September 7, 2017

Every June the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in San Diego holds a three day festival of wonderful food and dancing. Church members spend weeks preparing all kinds of Greek food and pastries, with volunteers working the grills to prepare this classic Lemon chicken, with garlic and oregano. It’s a simple marinade, but after grilling […]

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Tomato Gratin Lasagna

September 1, 2017

Another recipe that requires ripe summer tomatoes! I don’t think of lasagna as either light or summery, but this lovely dish is both. Layers of beefsteak heirlooms alternate with no-boil lasagna noodles and ricotta cheese mixed with garlic and basil. In about half an hour, you have a wonderful side dish or a vegetarian main […]

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Ina’s Summer Garden Pasta

August 26, 2017

What a fabulous almost no-cook dinner this is for a warm end-of-summer evening! The recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa At Home cookbook a decade ago, but Ina just posted it on her Instagram account and reminded all of her legions of fans this is what we should be making now! Four hours ahead, you […]

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Creole Shrimp And Creamed Corn

August 20, 2017

Looking for another way to use the wonderful summer corn? This is a fresh take on shrimp and grits, which I first tasted last year on a trip to Charleston. I thought it was so wonderful I ordered it for dinner two nights in a row. This recipe substitutes creamed corn for the grits, which […]

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Mustard Grill’s Sweet-and-Sour Coleslaw

August 10, 2017

Mustard Grill is our favorite stop for lunch when entering Napa for a wine country vacation. The locals have nicknamed it “the fancy rib joint with way too many wines.” I remember a curry slaw they were known for awhile back, but this one from their cookbook is also really special. Thinly sliced cabbage, bell […]

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Pork Chops With Dijon Sauce

August 2, 2017

Pork cooked with mustard, cream and white wine is a traditional dish served in the Burgandy region of France. In Normandy, sliced apples would be added. This recipe from Julia Reed uses bone-in pork chops simmered in this luscious combination of ingredients; and its as delicious as it sounds! I prefer to make it with […]

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Tomatoes with Herbs and Almond Vinaigrette

July 28, 2017

After many delays, Dan Kluger is opening his highly anticipated “Loring Place” restaurant in Greenwich Village next month. He has worked for a “who’s who” list of restaurateurs in New York City, and he chose the restaurant name for the area in New York where his father grew up playing stick ball on the cobblestone […]

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Peach and Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese

July 21, 2017

Oh those gorgeous juicy peaches are back, and this is my new favorite way to use them. The recipe came from (of all places) Parade Magazine. Perfect for a night when you already have the barbeque fired up, as you grill the peach slices for about a minute before tossing with arugula, red onion, blue […]

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Parmesan Roasted Zucchini from “Cooking For Jeffrey”

July 14, 2017

There are a million stuffed zucchini recipes out there, with fillings of everything from sausage to nuts. This simple vegetable side dish is my favorite with its simple stuffing of garlic, parsley, basil, Parmesan and panko breadcrumbs; a perfect accompaniment to most any main dish. And because it’s Ina Garten, she has figured out the […]

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Dill-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Farro, Pea, and Blistered Tomato Salad

July 7, 2017

This is just a great combination of ingredients tossed with a lemony dressing. It looks like more work than it is, and provides you with a complete meal and a beautiful presentation. You create a paste of garlic, dill and lemon to rub on the pork. After searing the tenderloin in a hot pan you […]

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