Monthly Archives: March 2011

Off Topic: Lentil and Farro Soup

So when I was in Italy last month (and I never get tired of saying that.  Check back here in 2013 when I preface everything with “When I was in Italy 27 months ago…”) one of the highlights of my … Continue reading

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Grilled Onion Guacamole

So the husband says, and I quote, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had.” And the man eats a lot of guacamole.  “Obsession” would not be too strong a word for his relationship with guacamole. It is good. I … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Rainbow Chopped Salad

Do I seem a little salad-obsessed? My daughter would respond with a definitive “YES!” Personally, I don’t think you can eat too much salad. And it’s not like I’m ignoring my friends hamburger, cake and alcohol. So let’s add one … Continue reading

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Buttermilk Roast Chicken

This is a really handy little number to have in your repertoire. The brine is started at least the night before and then the chicken just roasts, mostly unattended, for 1 hour and 15 minutes. As I was eating it, it occurred … Continue reading

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The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Fettuccine alla Romana

It’s recipes like this that make me wonder why anyone would buy a jar of congealed hydrogenated oil, corn syrup, and stabilizers calling itself “Alfredo sauce.” This is almost as easy as opening that jar. This recipe was featured in … Continue reading

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