Tag Archives: cream cheese

Grilled flatbreads with grilled eggplant, cream cheese and purslane

I am often asked what my process is for creating a new recipe and I wish I could tell you it’s very linear and logical, but usually it’s exactly the opposite. I’ll spy a beautiful ingredient I’ve been longing to … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Rolls

This recipe was inspired by my friend Barbara, a visual artist who also happens to be an accomplished cook and gardener; it’s a dish that serves as a great showcase of all her talents. When she made these recently for … 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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Clean out the fridge frittata

Now that spring is here, I have this urge to clean, making the house beautiful inside so I can throw the windows open and let in the sun-warmed breezes. My fridge seemed like a good place to start. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes with cream cheese and chives

I have always wanted to love scalloped potatoes. Growing up, the ones I tasted – my mom’s, my aunts’ and others – were good, but not spectacular. Sometimes the onions didn’t seem to be cooked enough, sometimes the sauce was … Continue reading

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Caramel-macadamia cheesecake

I may just have fallen in love with cheesecake all over again. My new romance began when I flipped a page in Ottolenghi: The cookbook and saw a jaw-droppingly gorgeous cake staring me in the face. A quick scan of … Continue reading

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Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

This light and lovely recipe was inspired by Canadian celebrity chef Michael Smith whom I recall watching make something similar on TV years ago. Quick and easy to prepare, it only takes a moderate amount of smoked salmon to make … Continue reading

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