Sorrel Soup

A girlfriend and I share a love of gardening, although her thumb is a deeper shade of green than mine. Plus she’s way more experimental and scientific. Every spring, I grab from what is offered locally by nurseries. I get excited just to see a variegated sage, probably because there were years that I couldn’t

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Scallops and Veggies

This dish is easy and healthy, and a nice change from all of the heavy meals typically served during the holidays. It’s simply seared sea scallops on top of layers of vegetables. What could be better!! So, here’s the recipe. Scallops and Veggies Serves 2 hearty eaters, or 4 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash, baked 1

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Cabbage Bundles

This recipe for a lovely and tasty side dish is less about the cabbage, and way more about the filling. Over the years, I’ve made the bundles so many different ways, but today I’m using a creamy mixture of bacon, onions and mushrooms. I’ve also included leeks and peas before. So try this out as

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Leeks Creole

I have never thought of leeks as an accessory ingredient because of this recipe. These leeks, topped with a warm spicy vinaigrette, could be a first course, a side dish, or a salad. But however you eat these leeks, you will always have respect for this fabulous Allium, if you didn’t already. They’re not just

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Spring Pilaf

A long time ago, when I catered for an American Heart Association charity dinner, I made this pilaf. I don’t really remember what inspired me to make it, except that I know it was part of a spring menu featuring beef as the protein. Fortunately it went over very well. As some of you might

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Leek and Cilantro Pesto Tart

“At Mesa’s Edge” is the first book ever written by Eugenia Bone. It’s more of a memoir with recipes. I discovered it after purchasing her cookbook entitled, “Well Preserved,” which turns out is the third book she has authored. I’ve featured this cookbook before. It’s in this book where I discovered my most favorite guilty

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A Spinach Gratin

I happen to love spinach. I much prefer it to kale, which I know is so trendy right now. Well, no one’s ever accused this old lady of being on trend. Spinach is fabulous raw, like in salads or even sandwiches. But when it’s simply saut├ęd with some oil and garlic, or creamed, or baked

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