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Strawberry and Rhubarb Streusel Pie

It’s Definitely Spring When Rhubarb Shows Up At The Market. I had been wanting a strawberry rhubarb pie for quite awhile and when rhubarb finally showed up at my market I knew that Spring had arrived and I jumped on it. Got home and went right to work on a pie. Well, that first attempt […]

Peach and Tomato Salad with Ricotta

This is the Perfect Way to Enjoy the Last Great Peaches of Summer. I know I’ve recently posted a couple recipes using peaches or nectarines, but while I’m still able to get some good ones at the market, I have to share this one with you, too. I eat a lot of fruit and regularly […]

Salad of Black Rice, Beets, Apples, and Aged Cheddar

Salad of Black Rice, Beets, Apples, and Aged Cheddar

There’s Some Really Good Stuff Going on Here. Here I am with another rice salad. And what a beauty it is. Black rice lends itself so well to salads that I’ve kind of been hooked on it for awhile. It has the perfect texture for a salad because it doesn’t ever get mushy when I […]

Lavender Egyptian Bread Pudding (Om Ali)

Egyptian Bread Pudding

Like No Other Bread Pudding I’ve Ever Tasted – Not Even Close. I guess I’ve been on a quest for a great bread pudding for as long as I can remember. This is one of those dishes where the idea has always intrigued me more than the actual outcome. It always turns out too thick […]

Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

Luscious is the Word That Comes to Mind Here. I’ve made many gratins using white potatoes, but decided to try one with sweet potatoes. I really only like sweet potatoes when they’re cooked with savory ingredients. I find that adding additional sweetness to them causes them to be too cloying for my personal taste, so […]

Pork and Foie Gras Country Pâté

Pork and Foie Gras Country Pâté

A French Classic for a Very Good Reason. I’ve long wanted to make this kind of pâté and finally got around to doing so. This is the kind of cooking project that I love. Nothing is complicated, but it has to sit for 4 days to cure after it’s been baked. The anticipation of eating […]

Crushed Potatoes with Roasted Tomatoes and Pistachios

Crushed Potatoes with Roasted Tomatoes and Pistachios

A Pungent Dressing Tops These Beauties. There are more ways to cook potatoes than I can count and I’m fond of most all of them. But as I was deciding what to do with a bag of baby potatoes, which I knew I wanted to somehow combine with tomatoes, I came up with this recipe.  […]