Monthly Archives: July 2013

GETTING READY FOR A WEDDING

      While the second round of cakes was in the oven this morning (I baked a first batch yesterday afternoon), I stepped out into the back yard with some coffee and a book.  I moved a chair into … Continue reading

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SEVEN LAYER SALAD

I’m often asked if I really go home, after a day in a restaurant kitchen, and make dinner in my own.  Even after a day in July in a restaurant kitchen, when I swear I could bake a cake in the car … Continue reading

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MIDSUMMER SOUP and BREAD, The Truth

I wish I could tell you that it was my intent all along to give you a recipe free from any distraction, but the truth is that sometimes I am so focused on the outcome of something that fine details … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: STEAK NIGHT

It is way, way too hot to cook inside.  Shit, it’s too hot to eat inside.  Mercifully, some unanticipated clouds have moved in to shield us from the still-hot evening sun.  Not that they’re going to drop anything on us, … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: GRILLED LAMB CHOPS with MINTY QUINOA

I’m still basking in the glow of a beautiful 4th of July.  I was invited back this year to a picnic given by friends who own a ranch in the achingly-beautiful East Rosebud River Valley.  It’s actually Poppy and Esmé … Continue reading

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CHILLED ASPARAGUS SOUP and A REVELATION

This makes an especially perfect light dinner either before or after the excesses of a holiday, family reunion, or wild weekend.   Whatever may constitute for you a wild weekend. I am in heaven when I have (a) an entire … Continue reading

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