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Lazy Dinner -- Chicken sauteed with vegetables and pickled lemons

How To Be Lazy About Cooking And Still Make Dinner

I remember when those long titles were popular They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? or How to Win Friends and Influence People or How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying… You get the point, don’t you? Today is my turn for a short post with one of those long titles.

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Stuffed Lamb Rolls From Abruzzo

Trying Something Different: Stuffed Lamb Rolls

In search of some new ways of using lamb — we had a surplus of it this week — I found a neat recipe here. It seemed fairly straight-forward and sounded very promising, although no picture was provided. Who posts recipes without pictures these days, I wonder.  In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have attempted it […]

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Kharcho -- hearty Georgian soup made with lamb and walnuts

Kharcho. A Hearty Soup From Caucasus That Will Warm Your Soul

It’s cold out there… Well, it’s cold out there somewhere other than Alabama. I scroll through my Facebook timeline and see posts of my remote friends about freezing cold, and knee deep snow, and I want to be there with them.  I love snow.  I want to be cold, curl up on the couch all […]

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Beautiful Cod Fillets

How to Keep Your Dinner And a Perfectly Good Recipe From Flopping

Remember that feeling when you come from the market and realize you just overbought something? And we aren’t talking onions or potatoes. These things will keep forever if you store them right. I am talking fish. Yes, the king of all perishables, none other!  Ok, maybe I am the only one that does that (yeah, […]

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Mallorcan Braised Grouper, ready to serve

Good Things Must Be Shared

Today’s post is about a recipe that I found randomly a few years ago.  It was quoted from a book The New Spanish Table by Anya Von Bremsen.  While I don’t own this particular book, I do own another volume by the same author, which I absolutely adore. It’s called Please To The Table, and […]

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A much simpler version of Ratatouille

That French Eggplant Thing…

Everyone has seen the movie Ratatouille a few years back and applauded the gorgeous layered vegetable dish the little rodent protagonist concocted to sweep a picky food critic off his feet.  I am sure that some of you already know that the dish featured in the cute animated film was actually not a ratatouille, but […]

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Eggplants fully roasted, resting on a board

Golden Oldies: Making Eggplant Caviar

I remember in the hungry Perestroyka years, when general populace was going back to its hunting and gathering roots due to raging food shortages, one of our country’s beloved stand up comedians performed this monologue about the proverbial Iron Curtain.  The premise of it was that soviet people had experienced the pleasantries of the free […]

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