Grilled Lamb, Za’atar Flatbread, Marzano Tomatoes, Herbs, Feta


Right now in the food community one of the hot topics is sort of about ‘disconnect,’ that is, despite some of the amazing (including healthy foods) being shared, the sensational public appetite for new foods, along with the surge in food television programming, still, folks really aren’t so much cooking these dishes at home.

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Soft Shell Crabs, Lemon Butter Sauce


Today we have a very easy to prepare, fancy meal, Soft Shell Crabs, Lemon Butter Sauce. A sort of rich delicacy unto itself, you too might agree that there is something entirely elegant about Soft Shell Crab.

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Chocolate Crust Strawberry Pie


Happy last full day of school definitely calls for a celebration, how about a Chocolate Crust Strawberry Pie?

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Heirloom German Speckled Trout Lettuce, Smoked Trout, Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing


In last weeks posting, the OO Choy Sum Salad, I wrote about same ingredients being called from among multiple names depending on the international flavor of the market. This week I’ve learned that multiple names for same heirloom lettuces is also quite common.

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Cheesy Bread


Would you even believe this is the current fav trending at my house? ‘Cheesy Bread.’ No kidding. Do you have one of these quick and easy favorites at your house?

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00 Choy Sum Salad


In some Asian Cultures the first name of a person is not so important as identifying them on how they relate in the context of the group. For example, to some Korean’s in my community I would be called ‘Mother of Danielle’ or ‘Mother of Alex’ or ‘Mother of Danielle and Alex.’

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Mussels in White Sauce


There was a time when Mussels in White Sauce were all the buzz on where to find the ‘Best’ in the Philly region, with particular attention to those smaller joints sprinkled throughout the tightly woven streets of South Philadelphia, and then in the summer, on to the Jersey shore.

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Cheesy Roasted Eggplant Pie, Tomatoes, Basil


We probably have a few fogeys, every neighborhood does, but on the other hand, over the course of many years, I have always counted among my top blessings as having one of the truly best neighborhoods in the world. Mostly, it has really been a place sprinkled with amazing friends.

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Poached Fresh Apricots, Blackberries, Pistachios, on Ice Cream


Fruits, fresh fruits, beautiful fruits. Though the persistence of cloud cover and rain continue to blanket the east coast and many other parts of the country, still, with the onset of spring, markets, at least in these parts, have become ripe with bountiful fruit varieties bursting in colors and tempting the senses. 

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Rustic Sourdough Bread, First Loaves


Who loves Rustic Sourdough Bread? I do, and have always wanted to give a go on baking my own. Do you have anything special you’ve always wanted to prepare but the timing never seems to avail in life’s busy schedule?

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