Monthly Archives: September 2011

Caramel Apple Pear Crumble

The last two weeks we have had warm and beautiful Indian summer days. The roadside stands are abundant with peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, pears, raspberries, beans, and squash. I was excited to find Gravenstein apples at my favorite produce stand … Continue reading

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Treasures From Japan

My husband returned last night from his annual 10 day trip to Japan. I usually send him with a list of things I miss and would like to have here in the states. He usually brings back everything I ask … Continue reading

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Pasta with Red Pepper Cream Sauce

I picked two large red bell peppers out of the garden this week to make one of my favorite pasta sauces – red pepper cream sauce. This is the first year my husband planted an Italian variety of pepper called … Continue reading

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Peach, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Crostini

Here is a simple recipe for a delicious crostini. I often serve crostini at dinner parties because they are easy, full of flavor and can be served at room temperature. This recipe is adapted from one by Giada de Laurentiis. … Continue reading

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Late Summer Harvest: Pears – Pear Custard Tart

My children both love pears and there is a farmer near our house that sells incredibly sweet Bartletts at this time of year. We look forward to them all year long. I set them in a bowl on the kitchen … Continue reading

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Korean Style Short Ribs (Kalbi)

I was first introduced to Korean barbecue in a Tokyo restaurant in the 1980s. Because high quality beef was very expensive at the time, the plate also had cheaper cuts of pork, beef tongue, and liver. Much to my surprise, … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Hazelnut Nectarine Bread

I looked out of our living room window this morning and noticed that the very tops of the mountains are beginning to change color. The vegetation has gone from dark green, to a lighter green, and will be turning yellow … Continue reading

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Fresh Peach Ice Cream

I am a bit melancholy this Labor Day holiday weekend. The summer seems to pass all too quickly. It has begun to cool down, my children are back in school, yet I want the carefree feeling of summer and warmth … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Chicken Wings

My family loves chicken wings. I prefer the super crispy skin of deep fried wings, but sometimes I do not feel like dealing with a greasy kitchen mess. This method is easier (and healthier) and you can still get crispy … Continue reading

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