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Red, Red Spanish Chorizo and Seafood Stew for Valentine’s Day

RECIPE: Red, Red Spanish Chorizo and Seafood Stew

Mr. English and I are celebrating our fifth Valentine’s Day together today.  I say today, because long ago we decided to start observing on the thirteenth. We were both students at Oxford on our first Valentine’s day, and we’d been … Continue reading

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Spanish Yellow Rice to Serve with the Spanish Valentine’s Day Chorizo and Seafood Stew

RECIPE: Spanish Yellow Rice
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French in a Flash: Artichoke and Green Olive Pantry Tapenade

RECIPE: Artichoke and Green Olive Pantry Tapenade

When I come home late from work, as I have been lately, I don’t really want a full dinner.  I don’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen, and I don’t want to spend an hour at the table.  … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Bright, Light Paris Mushroom Salad

RECIPE: Bright, Light Paris Mushroom Salad

I’ve always marveled at the simple fact that no matter what I do to myself in Paris, I always lose weight.  And I do a lot to myself while I’m there.  I do cheese-stuffed crêpes.  I do Berthillon ice cream … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Avocado): Gooey Avocado Panini with Brie, Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

RECIPE: Gooey Avocado Panini with Brie, Mozzarella, Sundried Tomatoes, and Basil

I love a good grilled cheese, and this is just the grilled cheese to end all grilled cheeses.  Everything stuffed inside the crispy toasted crunchy ciabatta loaf is soft and oozing and melted, from the buttery avocado to the creamy … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Creamy Asparagus, Basil, and Crème Fraîche Velouté

RECIPE: Creamy Asparagus, Basil, and Crème Fraîche Velouté

In the dead of winter, I can feel just that: dead.  I let myself eat macaroni and cheese and carrot cake with wild abandon, and though comfort food may feed the soul, it doesn’t do much for the body.  Sunday … Continue reading

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My Will and Tastement: Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup

RECIPE: Sir Kensington's Easy Turkey Meatloaf for Two

Maybe it’s weird to wax poetic about ketchup.  After all, ketchup is probably the most quotidian American condiment.  But that’s exactly it–why I love it.  After living abroad in ketchup-phobic Europe, where everyone is too “sophisticated/European/refined/who knows what” for ketchup, … Continue reading

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