Category Archives: Dinner

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drum Sticks

At some point it's time to gather all those Post-It's stuck to the inside of cupboards, the hand written notes jammed hastily into drawers, the binders exploding with recipes past, organize and begin sharing the best of them.
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Summer Tomato Sauce

Sitting here in my hot kitchen, (day seven of a broken air conditioner), it's hard to envision actually cooking something and heating up the room ... making it even more uncomfortable!
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Swimming Upstream

If ever I have the chance to eat whole grilled fish, I do - every Mediterranean restaurant I eat at - but at home I often go another route: oven roasting.
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Beef Short Ribs

I usually make Short Ribs in a dutch oven, but there's something very liberating about preparing a dish and then allowing everything to cook while you tend to other things.
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Homemade Gravlax

Start curing your salmon on Wednesday and it will transform into gravlax for brunch by Sunday ...
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A Chill is in the Air

A week ago we were complaining that the air conditioner no longer worked. This morning I was hunting for scarves and sweaters and autumn-weather coats. A beautiful time of year, with the leaves beginning to change and explosions of yellow and orange and red debris blowing up from street's edges in accordance with the ever changing wind.
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Greek Salad

Summer brings one salad after another, many nameless but all delicious and fresh and seasonal. Everything seems to work and the combinations abound. Occasionally I pine for a classic: this summer I seem to be volleying between traditional Greek and improvised Nicoise ...
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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

As the weather finally, finally, starts to improve, my thoughts run to sunny days. Throw together meals. Hours spent barbecuing and eating outdoors. I’m a bit premature in my thinking; there’s still a chill in the air, but the sun is out and all the snow has melted. We're on our way …
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Tomato-Coconut Curry Tilapia

Flying Air Singapore to Indonesia and a visit with our daughter. Twenty-three excruciatingly long hours of travel. A messenger bag filled with food alternatives: jerk salmon, smoked trout, dried fruit, assorted nuts, chocolate bars* -- we're convinced we'll require sustenance to carry us through our journey! The first meal is served: 'mystery chow'. The sound of rustling tinfoil resinates through the cabin, the chatter evaporates and the clatter of cutlery ensues. The aroma engulfs us as I peel back the silver cover to allow a charge of steam to escape. Cauliflower, Peas and Chickpeas in a Curry Sauce.
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Dry Rub Bourbon Steak

The first time I made steak with bourbon I neglected to reduce the heat on my gas range before pouring in the alcohol. As the flames exploded around the steak I grabbed the pan, pulled it off the range and dropped to a squat, hoping to avoid burning my kitchen ceiling!