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Watercress, Cucumber, Asparagus Salad, Dijon Vinaigrette with Tarragon

Watercress, Cucumber, Asparagus Salad, Dijon Vinaigrette with Tarragon

In these east coast parts, sunshine and uncommonly warm temperatures provided for lots of fresh air and outdoor activity over the long weekend. In my case, it also sharpened the senses for a fresh mix of green veg.

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Wiener Schnitzel, an Austrian Family Favorite with Dietmar Kohler

Wiener Schnitzel with Roasted Potatoes and Salad

Butter and goose fat spooned generously into the hot pan rapidly transforms from clear shiny gloss to a frothy sizzling foam, Dietmar Kohler gently places in two breaded cutlets and begins frying. With focused dexterity, he uses a simple salad fork serving as his guide while maneuvering the pan, tilting the cutlets up the sides gently ‘bathing’ the tops, until the outer crust evenly bubbles up to a crisp, golden browned color, the first batch of his signature dish, Wiener Schnitzel. 

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Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

A few weekends ago the weather reports indicated snow, maybe even an ice storm, so I decided to defrost the lamb roast carefully wrapped in my freezer whose intent upon purchasing was to prepare it for the annual snow gathering with our next door neighbors. Still finding a bit of humor in it, we’ve kept up this snow storm tradition of dinner at my house, for now, twenty-three years.

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Easy Curried Noodles, Fresh Green Herbs

Easy Curried Noodles with Fresh Green Herbs

January always seems to be a month of imagination, an illusion that at the precise moment the holiday festivities have passed that there will be enough free time to fill an ocean.  A phrase evolved as common as a holiday greeting, everyone seems to be looking towards catching up’ after the holidays.  Many of us say it, with full intent and sincerity.

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Twenty- Minute Tilapia Tacos

Tilapia Taco

Yes. I know it’s not Tuesday, Taco Tuesday that is, but it has been a grueling week and I happened onto this Twenty- Minute Tilapia Taco photograph and recipe in my drafts box through a current series of events.

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Sunitha’s Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

Sunitha’s Chicken Biryani. Our first draft began just before Diwali last November, passed along to me by Jen, the editor of our area “Blue Bell’s Finest” magazine.

Shortly following the grand Diwali “Festival of Lights” Party of the Indian Community within our development, Sunitha and I then began our journey together observing, preparing, unraveling, and writing the recipe on one of the world’s most complex culinary preparations, Biryani. This particular Chicken Biryani recipe, that of Sunitha’s family.

Sunitha arranging spices for grinding

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Black Eyed Pea Salad

Black Eyed Pea Salad

Not sure about you, but it already seems as if the New Year was ages ago. Last week I featured Collards with Bacon served up as part of my lucky New Year foods. Another among lucky foods prepared on this hopeful holiday always includes some version of black eyed peas. With the neighbors behind me having just returned from the holiday’s in Florida, I decided to prepare Black Eyed Pea Salad with the plan of sharing half the batch as a sort of welcome home while sending good luck their way.

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Collard Greens and Bacon

Collard Greens and Bacon

Lucky veg whose green color symbolizes money. Yes.

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Roasted Eggplant, Red Pepper and Artichoke Dip, a lighter, healthier party appetizer

Healthy Dip with Eggplant, Roasted Peppers

With New Year celebrations still a couple of days ahead many of us are still in the midst of the annual holiday foods extravaganza. I thought it might be fun to share this Roasted Eggplant, Red Pepper and Artichoke Dip, a lighter, healthier party appetizer. A wee touch of freshly grated Parmesan provides just a little salt balance pop combined with some healthy veg based ingredients for lots of tasty flavor in the noshing.

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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Old Fashioned sugar cookies with sprinkles

Christmas week. We’ve ‘Decked the Halls’ and I’ll bet many of you have your cookie trays all readied for the holiday festivities. My Grandson, the J-Dude, and I got down to the serious business of baking and decorating our Christmas cookies over the weekend.

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