Monthly Archives: February 2015

Quick Moroccan-style Chicken Stew

For those unfamiliar with the cuisine of Morocco, its tastes are layered, subtle and absolutely delicious, blending both sweetness and heat. Spices such as cinnamon, cumin, coriander and peppers are typically combined with fruit and meat, often in slowly-simmered tagines … Continue reading

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Contemporary Corn Chowder

I grew up eating corn chowder and while I always liked it, I never loved it. The other day I was thinking about ways to improve the standard, basic, somewhat pedestrian corn chowder recipe. In summertime, I’d most certainly grill … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Waffles with Blueberry-Maple Sauce

Buckwheat is one of the most delicious, nutritious and easy to work with gluten-free flours; it’s too bad whomever named it didn’t consider that it’s neither wheat nor grain. Made from the ground seeds of a dock plant (Fagopyrum esculentum), … Continue reading

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Fancy Farm Girl – a new discovery for Wine Wednesday

I hardly feel qualified to write about wine. I’m not a trained sommelier, though I have attended many tutored tastings and I’ve certainly read a great deal about wine. I won’t let a lack of credentials stop me, though! Much … Continue reading

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Guilt-free truffles (gluten-free too!)

When my kids were little I held out on giving them candy as long as I could. Books for Valentine’s Day, Jiffy Pop instead of soda pop for a campout, and plastic eggs filled with cheerios, raisins and stickers for … Continue reading

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Getting back to basics in the kitchen and in life

I was intrigued.  An offer to spend a weekend with some clever, interesting people, embracing rustic pastimes as well as experiencing the latest in automotive technology – how could I say no? I know what you’re thinking – I’m a … Continue reading

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Super Seafood Chowder

I once heard someone who hails from Boston, Massachusetts proclaim that we should all forget about Taco Tuesday. “Where I come from, it’s always Chowdah Chooseday!” (Repeat it out loud, now, in your best Boston accent.) I’m thinking of him … Continue reading

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