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Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken for Valentine’s Night In

RECIPE: Provençal Sweet-and-Sour Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

I think there is something superlatively romantic about a roast chicken.  It may not have the sex appeal of an oyster, but it has romance.  How many a wife has put a roast chicken down in front of her husband … Continue reading

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Winter Food for a Summer Body

RECIPE: Fresh Whole Wheat Tagliatelle with Turkey Bolognese-Ragout

The weather is the dinner dictator in my life.  My body reacts to the temperatures, and I cook what my body wants.  Lately, London has been fickle.  After weeks, maybe months, it seemed like years, of rain, the sun is … Continue reading

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Cacio e Pepe Toasted Barley with Charred Fillet and Peppery Dark Greens Pesto

RECIPE: Cacio e Pepe Toasted Barley with Charred Fillet and Peppery Dark Greens Pesto

My last January recipe was very virtuous.  Over the years, I have come to understand that there are two kinds of virtue when it comes to food.  Caloric virtue, like this week’s black rice salad and miso-charred mushrooms that is … Continue reading

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Miso-Charred Mushrooms with Black Rice Salad

RECIPE: Ginger and Miso-Charred Portobello Mushrooms and Black Rice Salad with Green Vegetables and Sesame-Soy Dressing

I can’t help it.  I am addicted to self-improvement. At least in January, I can get away with it more easily when the rest of the world joins in. New year, new us. I specialize in French recipes, as you … Continue reading

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Sicilian Pasta With Swordfish, Fennel, Mint, and Bread Crumbs

RECIPE: Sicilian Pasta with Swordfish, Fennel, and Mint Topped with Toasted Crumbs, Almonds, and Fennel Seeds

When my husband suggested that we go on a honeymoon in Sicily, I was skeptical. The he turned to me and said, “They eat nothing but olive oil, swordfish, and almond granita.” I booked the tickets myself. We started in … Continue reading

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Categories: 30 Minutes, Eat, Fish, Main Courses, Recipes, Sides, Starches, Voyages
 

Quick Pickled Fennel

RECIPE: Pickled Fennel

I have tumbled into love with pickled fennel.  I always thought pickled onions were a great idea, but raw onions–they’re a little troublesome, aren’t they?  Smelly.  Sharp. But pickled fennel.  Gently crunchy.  Slightly sweet.  Very savory.  Fresh.  I top burgers … Continue reading

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Organic Lentil and Beet Salad with Crottin de Chèvre

RECIPE: Instant Organic Lentil and Beet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Crottin de Chèvre

We all know I walk the line between healthy and indulgent with the perched danger of a Flying Wallenda.  But the temperatures have been soaring.  My wedding is impending.  And I have officially retreated into a world of salads.  But … Continue reading

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