Black Bean Soup


A giant pot sat simmering on the burner, its contents lending a spicy blend of textures and creaminess, Black Bean Soup. 

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‘Last but not Least’ Roasted Potatoes and Aubergines, April Cottage Cooking Club, our Farewell to River Cottage veg everyday!


Welcome to our April edition of the Cottage Cooking Club where for twenty-four months, a whole two years, a group of food bloggers from around the world have joined together, along with our fearless leader, Andrea Mohr, of ‘The Kitchen Lioness, Notes from a Very Small Kitchen,’ collectively cooking our way through the cookbook, “River Cottage veg everyday!” by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British author and television personality.

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London Broil, Red Wine Sauce


Have you ever thought to yourself, aw geez, just when I finally learned how to properly open a wine bottle with a really nice cork remover, why did they have to change the process to screw caps?

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Smoked Wild Alaskan Salmon with Fettuccine in Scotch Cream Sauce


Kelly Rodriguez of the blog “A Lovely Life Indeed” and I were up in the air, holding on to suspended rings, smiling and flipping full circle, round and around on bright primary colored equipment that appeared as giant human sized K’NEX.

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Grilled Baby Octopus Salad


Another Saturday. We wind our way up the narrow, steep, twisted stairwell whose inner rooms present architecturally interesting old nooks and crannies lined with richly, dark colored walnut walls. Floor upon floor, except for the atrium, which boasts a broad surround of windows, proclaims a continuum of memories creating a magical sort of atmosphere with hung displays of countless frames featuring assorted memorabilia and prints of performances, those past productions at the old Theatre.

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Colorful Exotic Fruits Salad


Brrr. I certainly wasn’t expecting on my return from Los Angeles late last night (but in time to see Villanova make the final winning NCAA victory shot!) for it to be so cold.

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Vegetable Biryani, March Cottage Cooking Club


Welcome to our March edition cooking along with the Cottage Cooking Club. We are now in our twenty-thid month of our online international group cooking from the cookbook: “River Cottage veg everyday!” by Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall.

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Seafood Salad Hoagie


Around 3 hours, perhaps a bit longer drive off route from Arizona, twisting along the flat dusty roads of desert and continuous arrays of cactus, sets a small Mexican town, “Puerto Penasco.” A small fishing village, Puerto Penasco was always more commonly nicknamed by Arizonans as ‘Rocky Point.’ Located on the Sea of Cortes, soft sandy beaches frame vast calm waters under brilliantly bright sunny skies, which over time then further lured vacationers to some of its developing vacation type amenities.

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Lamb Stew, Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016!


May the road rise to meet you.

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Tortellini Puttanesca


The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines it as ‘spaghetti in the form of a prostitute’ so just the title lends the dish to plenty of chuckles.

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