Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lamb Meatballs

This dish has gone into the keeper file. I adapted it from Sarah Leah Chase’s recipe for Lamb Meatballs in a Tomato Eggplant Sauce. The original recipe can be found in her New England Open House Cookbook. Think of it … Continue reading

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Yogurt Marinade

Every so often, I read about marinating lamb in yogurt, but I had never tried it until yesterday. I had shoulder lamb chops, Greek yogurt and a flourishing rosemary plant, so I decided to give it a try. It is definitely … Continue reading

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Daisy’s Best Day of the Week

We all have days when we wake up in the morning full of enthusiasm for something good that is happening that day. Sources of delight cover a broad spectrum. Daisy’s best day of the week starts with particular sounds emanating … Continue reading

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A Morning in June

Conscious of stillness after a week of wind. Humidity, denizen of cape summers, slowly creeping in. A light touch for early in the season. Neighborhood coyote my stealthy companion on an early morning walk. Impatiens showing promise of future lushness. Basil begging to … Continue reading

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Fried Eggplant

Fried eggplant slices on Italian bread, with or without a tiny bit of olive oil and balsamic, make a memorable sandwich. Eggplant sandwiches were a part of Frank’s childhood, and remain one of his all time favorites. Eggplant didn’t enter … Continue reading

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Reverse Battered Fish

The original idea for this technique can be traced to Marian Morash’s The Victory Garden Fish and Vegetable Cookbook. It was a trip down Memory Lane when I found it again in the New England Open House Cookbook. Sarah Leah Chase … Continue reading

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Sign of a Good Cookbook

Lots of “must try” recipes tagged with posted notes! Sarah Leah Chase will be at Highfield Hall tomorrow for a demo and book signing of her new, New England Open House Cookbook. We’ll be fortunate to be able to work … Continue reading

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Spiralized Appetizers

These days, many people are following diets that are gluten free, vegetarian or vegan, or they simply like to limit their carbs. It’s nice to have an appetizer that you can make and serve in different ways to appeal to everyone … Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad

This is a pretty simple quinoa based salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing. It’s packed with the protein that quinoa is famous for and works as a wonderful make-ahead lunch. It’s delicious at room temperature or cold right from the … Continue reading

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The Torch Has Been Passed

My cousin, Leon, died last week of a sudden heart attack. The remaining cousins, who rarely see one another, gathered for his funeral. We were a tiny contingent among a huge group of friends who attended the wake and funeral. Leon was a good … Continue reading

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