Jerusalem: Baby Spinach Salad with Dates and Almonds

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A cookbook with great salads has a good shot at winning me over and this is a great salad.  I rarely eat dates or use them in anything and now I’m wondering why.  Where have you been all my life … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: A Cookbook

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Let’s put all the wild media speculation and crazy theories to rest and let me tell you how I pick cookbooks to review.   Typically, I look for something relatively new (published within the last year or so), with enough … Continue reading

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Cook’s Country: Grilled Caesar Salad

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Oh yeah, I have a blog!   Sorry about that.   Moving on…   I’m not convinced that grilling romaine lettuce “adds a smoky char to a Caesar salad” but I love Caesar salad and any excuse to try a … Continue reading

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Meatless: Polenta with Poached Eggs and Marinated Artichokes

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Let’s not mince words: this was repulsive. Not one of the components worked for me and the combination of all three was a culinary train wreck. I’m willing to take 2/3 of the blame since I can never seem to … Continue reading

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Cook’s Country: Crispy Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce

  I’m sure there were kids in the Midwest in the 1960s who ate all kinds of great seafood.  Maybe they went “fishing” with their parents (look it up, it’s a real thing!) and ate what they caught.  Or perhaps they were … Continue reading

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