Sep 21

In case you hadn’t already figured this out, Fall is the best time of the year for seasonal produce.  Some of the best the summer has to offer is at its peak, and still readily available, along with autumn favorites that are beginning to flesh out and fill the fields. In short, it makes for [...]

Sep 14

This recipe epitomizes what I love about salads. When done right, the complexity of flavors and textures can be fully satisfying, especially if you are lucky enough to work with the best quality ingredients. There are those of us who love just about any combination of fruit, cheese and nuts in a salad and this one works [...]

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Sep 10

Properly cooking a piece of fish is a technique that seems to elude many home cooks. I believe that it stems from an insecurity of cooking at high temperatures and the fear that fish is too delicate to withstand serious heat. The reality is that cooking fish can be one of the easiest things to [...]

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Sep 09

I love eggs for several different reasons, but you will rarely find me eating them in the morning. I prefer something that is slightly sweet for breakfast and pairs well with either coffee or tea. The beauty of this recipe is that it works equally well on either end of the day, depending on your [...]

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Sep 09

Learning to make the trinity of stocks is one of the most essential skills you can add to your repertoire of cooking techniques. If there is a “secret” to really good cooking it is the fact that there are no shortcuts. It is a labor of love, and every layer of a recipe, regardless of [...]

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Sep 09

I have a problem where the mere description of a wonderful meal by a friend causes me to think endlessly about it. I cannot get the idea of the food out of my head until I make a point of either searching it out at a restaurant or recreating the recipe at home. In this [...]

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