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In the Heat of Summer: 2 Kinds of Chicken Salad

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

summary: chicken salad – one with cherries, one with croutons; eating seasonally; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see more photos and larger views) Bright reds – scarlet, pillar-box red, crimson or cherry – are very cheerful and youthful. There is certainly a red for everyone.   – Christian Dior […] Continue reading »

So you think that cherries are only for dessert….

Monday, July 20th, 2015

cherry chicken dinner

summary: recipe for cherries and chicken; Peninsula Ridge Shiraz; information about Not Far From the Tree; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) So we grow together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet an union in partition; Two lovely berries moulded on one stem; So, with two seeming bodies, […] Continue reading »

Je vais pleurer!

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

summary: SAVEUR comes through again! Clay Pot Chicken with white wine and mushrooms based on a recipe from Le Veau d’Or in NYC; exclusive dinners with my dad; I could hardly breathe because of the deliciousness wafting up from the kitchen. And then it just got better and better! Yes, indeed, just as I was […] Continue reading »

An Amazing Spicerub with Dried Rosehips

Friday, July 26th, 2013

summary: recipe for Iraqi Chicken; a new (for us) spice rub with the surprise ingredient: dried rosehips; SAVEUR outdoes itself; (click on image(s) for larger views and more photos) I was sitting on the subway, reading Felicia Campbell’s memoire “Hearts and Minds” about her time as a soldier in Iraq included in the recent ‘grilling’ […] Continue reading »

more green beans please!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

summary: stir-fried green beans with black bean sauce; pork and peanuts; we have a thief; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) When we’re wanting comfort, we often turn to our favourite dinner of pork and peanuts in hoisin. We often serve it with stir-fried broccoli with black beans. But the other […] Continue reading »

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