Monthly Archives: March 2011

Shrimp with Lemon, Feta, and Capers over Orzo

Have you checked out Thyme for Cooking? Katie is an American living in France with her husband who is remodeling the old house they live in; great food, audacious stories and hilarity is always guaranteed! (check out her rants against … Continue reading

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Fresh Mozzarella Pizza with Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce

  Ahhh, pizza, the true love of my life. It comforts and soothes me after a rough day, makes me feel warm and gooey on the inside, and conjures up so many happy memories. Offer me a slice from anywhere … Continue reading

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Braised Red Cabbage with Cranberries and Mint

Red cabbage is high up on my list of seductive vegetables along with eggplant, red bell peppers and artichokes. It’s color is so vibrant and beautiful that sometimes I wonder if I buy it just to look at it in … Continue reading

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Beet and Orange Salad with Feta and Mint

Beets are the quintessential root – earthy and rich and sweet and potent – depending on how you prepare them. Simple preparations are my favorite and adding the oranges in this case with the mint and feta created a perfect … Continue reading

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Decadently Simple Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is much loved by my family. We eat it steamed, roasted, hot, room temperature or chilled. Generally all we require is salt, olive oil and pepper, and deliciousness ensues. But once in a while, you need to dress it … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with Green Herb Pistou

One of my favorite vegetables is…flat leaf parsley. I know it is technically an herb and not a vegetable, but in my kitchen it gets treated like a green. I use it equally as a base for salads or as … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread (with Rye and Caraway)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! The patron saint of Ireland’s feast day is more celebrated in the U.S. than Ireland, due in large part to early Irish immigrants desire for a connection to their homeland. While modern celebrations tend toward much … Continue reading

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