Monthly Archives: June 2011

mozzarella, tomato, and strawberry salad

Today I am going to have to post and run, because in a few hours I will be boarding a plane for Chicago! Yes, I am homeward bound for a few weeks and I am really looking forward to it.  … Continue reading

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bacon, egg, and asparagus salad

The Germans take their asparagus VERY seriously. It basically has its own season, which starts in early spring and lasts until the end of June. When local asparagus is at its peak, farm stands pop up all over the country … Continue reading

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great expectations

This week I am catching up with two of the previously completed French Fridays with Dorie recipes, Paris Mushroom Soup and Quinoa Fruit & Nut Salad. Going in, I was ready to love the mushroom soup, and was not really … Continue reading

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roasted rhubarb

There are many foods which I disliked as a child, but have learned to love as an adult. Brussel sprouts come first and foremost to mind. However, there is also a short list of foods which I have never outgrown … Continue reading

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caramel-topped semolina cake

I can’t tell you how tempted I am to do a little creative editing with my photos, and let you think that my latest French Fridays with Dorie recipe came out picture perfect. But, I feel like it would be … Continue reading

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fava beans – worth the effort!

There is no getting around it, fava beans are high maintenance! These jumbo beans, which appear in local markets every spring and look a bit like green beans on steroids, are a ton of effort to prepare, because, unlike green … Continue reading

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cola and jam spareribs

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, however, the picture does not tell the full story. What these pictures do not show is my husband, hanging over my shoulder the entire time, wondering when I … Continue reading

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