Monthly Archives: June 2011

Moroccan Meatballs with Preserved Lemon over Couscous

Looking for a way to enliven your meatballs but without going overboard? These Moroccan gems are just the ticket. Don’t be fooled by the Moroccan theme – these are most certainly not spicy. Instead, they are a savory version of … Continue reading

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Fried Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Mint

As an unabashed artichoke enthusiast I cannot pass up baby artichokes at farmers’ markets. They are just so cute and tempting! And invariably, too many of them make it into my bag and then they sit patiently in the crisper … Continue reading

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Spiced Eggplant and Patty Pan Squash – Maghreb Style

Eggplant is one of those vegetables that people too often say they do not like. Then they try my eggplant parmesan or fried eggplant slices or ratatouille and their response is, “well I like that, but not eggplant.” Such a … Continue reading

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Plato – Greek Greens Pie with Cornmeal Crust

Do you ever wonder what “Necessity, the Mother of Invention” looks like? I do. Sitting somewhere in a treehouse, built of odds and ends that people have thrown away, like a throne in the sky, she smiles graciously down on … Continue reading

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Chorizo and Potato Tacos

If you live in the Los Angeles area, here is news for anyone seeking truly local, pasture raised meat. Lindy and Grundy has opened their doors and it is a joy to behold! I visited a few days ago and … Continue reading

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Purslane aka Pigweed Salad

Purslane aka pigweed is an edible weed. At least here in the U.S. we call it a weed since it seems to appear full grown over night in your garden beds. Sadly I was ignorant of its edible potential while … Continue reading

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White Bean and Andouille Soup with Cilantro

Lots of folks loudly proclaim their addiction to chocolate. They swoon over 75, 85 percent dark chocolate bars, double chocolate cakes with fudge frosting, or super chocolaty ice cream with chocolate covered anything hidden in its depths. Me? The Sugar … Continue reading

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