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French in a Flash: Mustard Braised Beef

RECIPE: Mustard Braised Beef

In England there is a Sunday tradition of a roast, and when it comes to the holiday season, my heart demands that roast must be a braised brisket.  It’s never too early to start celebrating Hanukkah.  Warm, crumbly, comforting.  Doused … Continue reading

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Franglais: Apple and Celeriac Slaw

RECIPE: Apple and Celeriac Slaw

Some people celebrate birthdays and weddings and anniversaries and graduations. I celebrate celeriac season. I’m not kidding.  Seeing those straight-from-outer-space bulbs in the produce section sends me in a fit of rapture, and I usually clap my hands together, gasp, … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Turmeric): Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Turmeric, Onions, and Olives

RECIPE: Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Turmeric, Onions, and Olives

Turmeric is one multifunctional little spice.  It is used as a dye.  It is used to deter ants in gardening.  It is used medicinally, to fight memory loss and cancer.  It is used cosmetically to deter aging.  And, did I … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Haricots Verts du Sud

RECIPE: Haricots Verts du Sud

I have been making this recipe for years!  Maybe I didn’t publish the recipe because they are my best friend Anna’s favorite.  But she is always telling me to share, so here I go.  These are haricots verts, fine French … Continue reading

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Franglais: French Purple Potato Salad

RECIPE: French Purple Potato Salad

I like doing things that don’t exactly break with tradition, but are just ever so slightly different.  And therefore, special.  Just a little bit of thought can change the same ol’ same ol’ to a showstopper. Enter potato salad.  I … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Turmeric): Maman’s Yellow Peas & Onions

RECIPE: Peas & Onions

My mother has been making these peas my entire life.  They are one of the dishes I call home ahead about.  “Mom, I’m coming home next week.  Will you make your peas and onions?”  I’m not sure why she makes … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Niçoise Panzanella Bread Salad

RECIPE: Niçoise Panzanella Bread Salad

Some people say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Don’t reinvent a classic–it’s a classic because it’s perfect as is.  Which, is true.  But even though this panzanella is something of a reinvented Salade Niçoise or Pan Bagnat, I’m … Continue reading

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