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Fried Fish Sandwich

August 13, 2012 Fish

I don’t do a lot of fish on this blog, but every once in awhile I get a craving. Summer and fried fish go hand in hand, which is why I couldn’t resist posting a lightening quick fried fish recipe. This sandwich is beautifully simple- nothing more than a good, thick piece of fish, some [...]

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Lemony Chickpea Pasta

June 4, 2012 Dinner

The night before we left for Saluda, we packed up the car and crammed clothes into suitcases. There was almost no time for dinner. And it was hot outside, so the oven was a no-go. At the last minute, I threw together this light, summer pasta dish made with almonds, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and chickpeas- [...]

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Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Linguine

February 1, 2012 Dinner

This may be one of the simplest, quickest dinner recipes I’ve ever posted. It’s a recipe I created while living in a tiny dorm-like apartment in France. I can’t even say it was a studio because it was actually a single, cramped bedroom in a high school where I taught English to French students.  There [...]

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Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Melt with Glazed Figs

January 27, 2012 Lunch

  The apple, apple butter and brie panini I had at the farm rekindled my taste for hot sandwiches. They’re so simple, so comforting and you can make them so many ways. You get the idea. Ingredients: (makes 2 sandwiches) 4 slices thick, whole wheat bread 2 cups chopped mushrooms 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon [...]

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Apple, Apple Butter, and Brie Paninis

January 18, 2012 Dinner

I always enjoy trips to my husband’s family farm. Not only for the fresh air, quiet nights, and cuddly farm animals, but mainly for the good eats. It seems like every time we visit, we feast. This time was no exception. However, this time it was my husband’s father who did the cooking. He grilled [...]

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

January 13, 2012 Salads

Grapefruit is currently in season and I couldn’t be happier about it. There’s something warm and bright about citrus in the winter, no? It almost makes you forget about the freezing, icy air outside.  About a week ago,  I got a sudden craving, picked up a bag of juicy, ruby reds and ploughed through them [...]

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Orange Israeli Couscous with Mache and White Beans

August 13, 2011 Salads

One of my favorite things about cooking is taking seemingly incongruous ingredients and combining them to discover that they work together perfectly. On some level it makes sense that if you like foods separately, you’ll like them together, but it’s pretty amazing how often it just doesn’t work- ketchup and ice cream anyone? Actually, that [...]

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Homemade Fish Sticks

June 28, 2011 Dinner

This is a story about the magical deep freezer we had growing up. The freezer was located in the garage and contained the most wonderful treats a kid could ever eat. It was my father’s deep freezer, his third child after me and my sister and he gave it a lot of TLC. It was [...]

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Super Simple “Pad Thai”

June 23, 2011 Dinner

I gingerly call this dish “Pad Thai.” I guess it’d be more accurate to say this is what I consider to be the home cook’s quick and dirty version. I realize that it’s probably deeply offensive among serious cooks that I call this dish Pad Thai at all, and so I’m hoping the use of [...]

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Feta Pesto and Onion Pizza

June 16, 2011 Dinner

“Hodgepodge pizza” might be a better name. I literally grabbed an armful of half empty, almost expired ingredients out of the fridge and threw this together on Wednesday night.  Turned out to be blog worthy!   I wanted pizza but my fiancé was on pizza overload and couldn’t stomach the thought of red sauce. So, [...]

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