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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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Chocolate Beet Cake

Sometimes you unexpectedly stumble upon a really good recipe - like I did while glancing at a Colavita Olive Oil advertisement in a magazine!! Chocolate Beet Cake with Pink Sea Salt. I was intrigued.
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Cauliflower and Egg Salad

Cauliflower often beloved in it's purest form is the great chameleon, taking on the attributes of foods around it: adding texture and absorbing flavors without imposing it's own strong characteristics. Once again we have cauliflower subbing in ... this time for carb heavy potatoes.
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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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Baked Versht / Baked Salami

Fanned out with deep scores and slathered with mustard, the versht was covered with tinfoil and cooked to crispy perfection. I'm not a salami eater yet I could never get enough ...
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Flourless Carrot Cakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

One night, realizing I was in a bit of a funk, my sweet husband decide the best way to help me out of it was to surprise me with a Carrot Cake. An entire Carrot Cake ...
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Beets

I started roasting beets at home after working in a restaurant where having roasted beets were a staple. They were used often as one of the components to the many appetizer selections; adding color and texture and sweetness.
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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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Spaghetti Squash Souffles

Spaghetti Squash = Nature's Noodles. A wonderful alternative to flour laden pasta, especially if you are gluten-free, following a Paleo lifestyle, are trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, or are looking for food alternatives during the [long] week of Passover!! I don't think you can go wrong with these ...