Category Archives: lunch

Fragrant Squash Soup Shots

Getting this one in under the wire! Two more sleeps until Turkey Day so there’s still time to add this stunning soup to your feast. I love a good butternut squash soup but I often find it very heavy. This … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Fresh Herb Salsa

When I haven’t got the time to marinate chicken for the barbecue, I like to serve it with something flavorful drizzled on top. That something usually involves lemon juice, garlic, herbs, and plenty of good olive oil. This fresh salsa was inspired … Continue reading

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Watermelon and Arugula Salad

This is a recipe that was part of a summer barbecue cooking class I taught last week. I’m happy to report that my students loved it. They especially loved how easy it was to throw together. I wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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Spiced Beets with Dill

I bought my third mortar and pestle recently. And she’s a beauty. I know most people don’t see the need for three mortar and pestles (or even one perhaps) but there’s something about the design of this implement that I just adore. Apart from … Continue reading

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Wild Rice with Wild Greens

So, I belong to a neighborhood beach club. It’s rustic and beautiful and a great place to meet up with friends all summer long. Usually, we end up meeting up around dinner time so the kids can have an early … Continue reading

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Spring Celebration Salad

And…. we’re back! Spring seems to be finally springing this week and it’s about time I say. Farmers’ markets all over the county will be opening this weekend, including my local TaSH market in Tarrytown. In honor of what you’re bound … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Salad

No matter how cold it gets (let’s face it that’s not too bloody cold this winter!), my body still craves salads, and while they may look a little different from their warm weather cousins, winter salads can be just as … Continue reading

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Celeriac and Apple Soup with Parmesan Frico

Celeriac (otherwise known as celery root) is one ugly vegetable. Luckily, it doesn’t have to get by on looks alone because its flavor is sublimely beautiful. I think its taste can best be described as lying somewhere between parsley and celery. … Continue reading

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You Say Frittata, I Say Tortilla

For some reason, last week every time I went to the market, I thought I needed more eggs, leaving me with 3 dozen eggs sitting in my fridge, taking up space. Annoying. But sometimes a silly mistake like that is … Continue reading

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Spanish Shrimp, Tomato, and Orzo Salad

The kids are back in school, the pools are closed, and vacation is already a distant memory. But don’t even try telling summer that it’s over. It’s hot as Hades out there. And by the looks of the farmers’ markets, summer is … Continue reading

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