Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mixed Greens Salad with Poached Eggs and Orange Sorrel Vinaigrette

After last week’s holiday indulgence of rich Thanksgiving foods, and pie for breakfast several days in a row, I thought a light salad was in order for lunch. I had some lovely mixed greens, mizuna (green and purple), a red … Continue reading

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Breaded and Fried Cardoons

Several weeks ago we were expecting a big snow storm (it dropped a foot of snow) and the temperatures were going to plummet, so it was time to tuck in the yard for the winter. There is something sad about … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage Stuffing

I started planning the Thanksgiving menu on Labor Day weekend. The family was together and I made a list of everyone’s favorite dishes and favorite pies. Much to my surprise the kids did not want stuffing. I couldn’t believe it … Continue reading

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Spring Greens with Pluots, Fennel, and Prosciutto

This salad is beautiful and delicious. I used two varieties of pluots, a white variety called Flavor Grenade and a red-pink type called Dapple Dandy. I purchased them at the farmers market, and they keep for weeks in the refrigerator. … Continue reading

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Potato and Onion Pizza

I grew up in New Jersey and have felt a deep sense of sadness at the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. I am grateful my relatives are safe and warm again with minimal loss. Not everyone I know there escaped … Continue reading

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Cranberry Prickly Pear and Pluot Relish

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and I love planning and cooking for it. I have been hosting it for almost 20 years, but since Thanksgiving is the only time I usually prepare a turkey dinner, I consult my … Continue reading

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Sesame Dressing

There are many reasons why I belong to a CSA, among them is that I like eating local organic produce fresh picked the day I arrive at the farm to claim it. I am also enjoying the challenge of finding … Continue reading

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