Category Archives: The Freezer is Your Friend

CHICKEN SOUP FOR MANY SOULS

Chicken noodle soup? In the summer? Really? Am I pretty close to what you’re thinking? Well, as with most things in life, there’s a story to it. When the world is an unsettled, unsettling place, I cook. Airplanes fall out of … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN STEW

This is a word-laden post, as opposed to the photo-heavy ones of late. Be that the good news or the bad for you, as I say in About, I write, or try to, for people who love to read as … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: GRILLED SALAD with CHILE-LIME SHRIMP

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The son and the daughter-in-law called every day from their Hawaii honeymoon. Of an afternoon it was while standing in the Pacific Ocean so I could hear the sound of the surf, and one morning to tell me that they’d … Continue reading

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DAVID LEBOVITZ’S ROASTED FIGS

“FIGS!” I exclaimed out loud the other day when I came upon a display of them at the grocery store.  My outburst startled a woman near me, but instead of subtly side-stepping away as many do when I talk to … Continue reading

Posted in Condiments, Desserts, Hors d'oeuvres, RECIPES, The Freezer is Your Friend, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , | 28 Comments

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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