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Curried Swordfish With Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Garlic Toast

Curried Swordfish With Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Garlic Toast

Swordfish, the steak of seafood, spiced with Curry Powder and Paprika stars in this dish. We love a great piece of swordfish. And we’re very fortunate because Swordfish in our part of the world is very often a supermarket special.  Ours came from Whole Foods…

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

“Pairing a rich beef burger with pâte and a fig salad may sound like gilding the lily…” So write the authors of America’s Test Kitchen’s latest book ‘Modern Bistro: Home Cooking Inspired by French Classics” (America’s Test Kitchen 2022). They could have been listening to…

Sicilian Meatballs

Sicilian Meatballs

These are the most tender meatballs I have ever tasted. The meatball is made all over the world. There are literally hundreds of recipes for them. The Italians, however, make what may be the world’s best-loved meatballs. Originally, the meatball was made to be able…

SIZZLING TURMERIC-DILL FISH TACOS

SIZZLING TURMERIC-DILL FISH TACOS

These are easily the best Fish Tacos and Salsa I’ve ever made This month’s Bon Appetit was a treasure trove of great recipes. And the one that really caught my eye was this incredible combination: what Bon Appetit called ‘a mash-up between fish tacos and…

Andrew Zimmern’s Cold Poached Salmon

Andrew Zimmern’s Cold Poached Salmon

This is a simply wonderful way to cook the perfect salmon This summer we’ve loved putting dinner party food in the center of the table and truly sharing a meal.  We did exactly that with this fantastic recipe for salmon.  The recipe is from Andrew…

Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce or “Camarones Enchipotlados” and a salute to Diana Kennedy March 3, 1923 – July 24, 2022

Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce or “Camarones Enchipotlados” and a salute to Diana Kennedy March 3, 1923 – July 24, 2022

Mexican flavor at its most authentic. Today’s recipe features shrimp in a rich sauce of summer’s ripe tomatoes and onions seasoned with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. (I don’t want to be a nag but please use wild-caught shrimp. The varieties farmed in Asia are…

Coronation Salad

Coronation Salad

There’s quite a bit of dish about this famous Chicken Salad. As Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 70th year on the throne, one salute we can all enjoy is her “Coronation Chicken”. This classic recipe has undergone multiple changes since its invention. However, all of them…

Peach Blueberry and Raspberry Cobbler

Peach Blueberry and Raspberry Cobbler

This easily adaptable recipe is a perfect showcase for fresh fruit. When I asked Andrew for his recipe for this wonderfully homey dessert, he handed me one for Apricots and Blackberries.  His version had neither. Instead, the glorious peaches, blueberries, and raspberries that are at…

Salad Days: 3 of the Season’s Best Salads

Salad Days: 3 of the Season’s Best Salads

Nothing adds more color, flavor and freshness to a table than these great salads. We’ve been entertaining this summer with salads.  Not just your garden variety green salad which is pretty much a year-round item on the dinner table.  Instead, we’re using as many seasonal…


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Sicilian Meatballs

Sicilian Meatballs

These are the most tender meatballs I have ever tasted. The meatball is made all over the world. There are literally hundreds of recipes for them. The Italians, however, make what may be the world’s best-loved meatballs. Originally, the meatball was made to be able…

Coronation Salad

Coronation Salad

There’s quite a bit of dish about this famous Chicken Salad. As Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 70th year on the throne, one salute we can all enjoy is her “Coronation Chicken”. This classic recipe has undergone multiple changes since its invention. However, all of them…

Peach Blueberry and Raspberry Cobbler

Peach Blueberry and Raspberry Cobbler

This easily adaptable recipe is a perfect showcase for fresh fruit. When I asked Andrew for his recipe for this wonderfully homey dessert, he handed me one for Apricots and Blackberries.  His version had neither. Instead, the glorious peaches, blueberries, and raspberries that are at…