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Ham omelette with vegetables, feta and fresh herbs

Ham Omelette with Vegetables, Feta and Herbs

I like omelettes. Plain ones, vegetable ones, Greek ones, ham ones, cheese ones, mushroom ones…  I like them mostly when they are prepared for me, not by me.  But there are exceptions.  For example, this morning.  I slept plenty of hours, there was no place I had to be by 8 a.m, no rush to […]

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Rabbit Terrine in a rustic serving dish

Terrine Incognita — Making Rabbit Terrine

If you ever invested your time and energy cooking anything French classic, you probably noticed that the best things always have the least number of components.  For example, classic Boeuf Bourguignon only has five or six ingredients,  it’s the method that brings forth the most flavor and makes this the best tasting (and looking) stew you’ll ever […]

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Simple Pleasures

Sometimes it’s really amazing to see what makes people tick.  With zillions of food blogs, sites dedicated to food, cooking and entertaining, gorgeous cookbooks and TV shows, you’d think one would be in a constant state of epicurean exploration, looking for something unimaginably tasty, elaborate and exquisite, infinitely variable and pleasing to the eye… At […]

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Don’t Mess With Perfection — Mushroom & Potato Chowder

Seasoned food junkies like yours truly always find ways to enhance the recipe, spin it, bring up a different note every time.  This is a great way to keep things interesting in the kitchen, or renew one’s love for an old, seemingly ordinary staple number.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great way to ruin […]

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The Rite of Soupmaking

If cooking were a religion, the soupmaking would, no doubt, be one of its greatest sacred rites.  Soup is a quest for perfection, a mystical transformational and peacemaking ritual through which ingredients, different in color, texture, density and flavor are compelled to slowly reveal their essence, enrich one another, and enter the state of harmony.

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Green Treat

Last year I had to limit vegetable gardening in anticipation of the interstate move.  I knew that my garden boxes will need to turn into flower beds mid summer, so I only planted lettuces, sorrel, and garden peas and didn’t bother maintaining them.  The weather switched from very cold to very hot without any transition, […]

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The Great Turkey Challenge, Day Four: Curried Turkey & Asparagus Salad

Today is the fourth, and final (hurray!!!) day of the Turkey Challenge. By now I am pretty sick of turkey, as you may have correctly guessed, so I was searching for something truly special and different.  I was lucky to have a few stalks of asparagus left, so I figured it won’t hurt if I […]

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