Archive | June, 2014

Lemon-y Cream Sauce

Tweet My lemon-y cream sauce is the result of having a little bit left over of an ingredient called for in a recipe. It’s not enough to really do anything with but it is too much to simply throw out. The Mango Soft Serve ice cream recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk and doesn’t use […]

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Mango Soft Serve

Tweet Last week, a reader from Mississippi commented on my Lemon Ice Box Pie. She thanked me for the recipe and reminisced how this soothing summer dessert was one of her favorites. To this day she (like all good southern cooks) keeps sweetened condensed milk in the  pantry. In her latest issue of Food and Wine […]

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Chilled Summer Spa Soup

Tweet After making a batch of my flavored ice cubes, I got the idea to make a cold soup. I didn’t really want a hearty gazpacho, rather a light, cool and refreshing spa-like kind of soup. I often put slices of cucumber in my water glass and had several in the frig, so that’s where […]

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Arugula Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad

Tweet Tender young arugula leaves, with their mildly bitter, peppery flavor is as common place to Italians as is parsley or basil. As one of the best vegetable sources of Vitamin-K, arugula provides a boost for both bone and brain health. This edible herb is also a terrific source of folic acid and Vitamins A […]

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Raspberry Preserves

Tweet I haven’t done traditional canning in years. I much prefer recipes that do not require special equipment, take very little time to prepare and no hot-water-bath for the jars is required. This freezer recipe fits my definition of canning (especially during the hot summer months) perfectly. You can use canning jars, but any clean […]

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Toasted Walnut & Pear Salad

Tweet Perfectly ripe pears, toasted walnuts and Gorgonzola makes a classic combination of delicious. Cool, crisp and refreshing, this salad is fitting as a first course for an elegant dinner party or a simple lunch with a friend. Use pears that are firm but ripe, a quality Gorgonzola and toasting the walnuts is an absolute […]

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Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Tweet As a rule, my salad dressing consists only of  extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, sea salt and a few good grinds of black pepper. There is an old Italian saying about who should see to the making of the dressing for salad and it goes like this: A miser should see to the vinegar, a […]

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