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Author: Monte Mathews

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina Garten’s Coquilles St. Jacques from "Make It Ahead"

Ina’s take on this French classic: Scallops in a creamy sauce with a hint of curry under a crust of bread crumbs and cheese.  I am a huge fan of Ina Garten or as a friend of mine once said “What’s not to like?”  Ina…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

This Memorial Day Weekend Bake this Versatile Cake with Yotam Ottolenghi Andrew thinks that this cake would be an ideal breakfast cake, replacing coffee cake with its coconut, blueberries, and almonds.  All I can say is the cake is absolutely perfect, the berries juicy, the…

Spring Chicken Pot Pie

Spring Chicken Pot Pie

If you think a Pot Pie is more of a winter offering, think again. This one has Spring written all over it.  It’s filled with fresh Spring vegetables and there’s no heavy cream sauce. The recipe relies on a simple Chicken Stock sauce. It is…

“Mom’s Lemon Rice”. An Indian recipe from Bali.

“Mom’s Lemon Rice”. An Indian recipe from Bali.

Of all the beautiful places I’ve ever been to, Bali stands out. Today’s Lemon Rice recipe is as rich and flavorful as this magical island itself.  It combines the crunch of peanuts, the heat of two chillis, a hint of curry, a dash of onion,…

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Blackenend Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Swordfish is wonderful cooked like this. In no time at all, you have something satisfying and truly special. It’s good enough for company and a terrific treat for everyone. We ate it all summer in Nantucket while I was growing up. It was simply grilled…

Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs and Ginger Lime Dressing

Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs and Ginger Lime Dressing

This salad looks like a picture of Spring.  It’s as tasty as it is beautiful to look at.  And healthy too!  It gives you half your daily servings of fruits and vegetables, the tomato being the fruit.  It’s also low in both calories and fat.…

Chili-Lime Marinated Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Blistered Grape Tomatoes

Chili-Lime Marinated Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Blistered Grape Tomatoes

In no time, a taste sensation from Simply Organic If you’re a regular reader, Chewing The Fat’s “Product News You Can Use” recently introduced Simply Organic’s expanding product line-up.  The all-organic Spice purveyor is now up to 113 offerings. We focused on 7.  When we…

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Two doyennes of home cooking’s recipes are combined in one spectacular dessert. Ina Garten gives great credit to her Easthampton neighbor, Martha Stewart for launching Ina’s publishing career.  They met when Ina was still running her food store, The Barefoot Contessa. It was Martha who…

Nadiya Hussain’s Rosti Cheese Quiche

Nadiya Hussain’s Rosti Cheese Quiche

This wonderful dish is simple to prepare and an absolute show-stopper. It’s been a while since we cooked a Quiche.  In the 70s we remember making one once a week.  Watching “Nadiya Bakes”, Nadiya Hussain’s latest series on Netflix, we were drawn to this crispy-crusted…

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

Corn Chowder with Bacon and Scallops

We love Chowder and this is a great one. Chowder is very basic and cooked simply. Today’s recipe consists of the basic elements of potatoes and onions, pork, milk, and cream.  It follows the recipe that has made New England famous for its chowders. But…

Lamb Ragù

Lamb Ragù

This wonderful pasta dish is a great weeknight find.  A hack makes it even better.                       I like to make pasta at least once a week. It is our go-to comfort food. This week, I…