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Easy Cucumber Salad, Yes It’s Sunomono

Uncategorized By Sep 14, 2023

Grocery shopping has its challenges. I try to strategize so that I get everything thing I need once a week. That usually means that at week’s end, all the lettuce has been consumed. So, I plan on end-of-week salads that don’t require lettuce. Japanese-style cucumber salad is one choice: it’s a light and refreshing side dish or starter. One of…

Ligurian Lemon Cake – So Scrumptious

Uncategorized By Sep 04, 2023

Are you ready to fall in love with the sweet side of lemons? Renowned French pastry chef Pierre Herme will win you over with his Ligurian Lemon Cake, a cake that shows off fresh raspberries and a crown of lightly browned meringue. It is delightfully moist, boasting both butter and extra-virgin olive oil to give alluring flavor and texture. Hungry?…

Clafouti with Raspberry Sunshine

Something like a custardy baked pancake, clafouti is a French dessert that showcases fruit that is covered with a thick flan-like batter. Often dusted with powdered sugar, it’s served lukewarm or within 6 hours at room temperature. In this version, raspberries are the stars. Butter a 9-inch gratin dish. If you prefer, use a 9-inch cake pan. In a medium…

Strawberry Clouds – Peak of the Season Irresistibility

Yes, it’s strawberry season! Perfectly ripe, brimming with perky sweetness, they are delicious eaten out of hand. But I love to use them in a wide variety of desserts, including these alluring pillows dubbed “clouds.” For the absolute best results, start with strawberries that are ripe and flavorful. For never-fail berries, I love to use Harry’s Berries. Founded in Oxnard…

“Baked” Apples a la Slow Cooker!

Uncategorized By Jan 01, 2023

These slow-cooker “baked” apples are delicious served for breakfast or as a homey dessert. I serve them whole for breakfast, sometimes accompanied with a nice puddle of whipping cream. For dessert, I serve half-apple portions teamed with whipped cream, ice cream, or creme fraiche. Baked Apples with Cranberries, Nuts and Brown Sugar Yield: 4 breakfast servings, 8 dessert servings 1/4…

Taco Filling Adds Flavor Bling to Chicken Breasts

Uncategorized By Sep 16, 2022

Chicken can make a delicious taco filling, but boneless, skinless chicken breasts can lack flavor bling. Chipotle chilies canned in adobo sauce adds both flavor and aroma to the poaching liquid. Chipotles are smoked, dried jalapeno chilies and they add an enticing rich smokiness. More add-ins heighten flavor, too, including garlic, orange juice and Worchester sauce, plus a smidgen of…

Ginger-Rollups! Easy, Scrumptious Appetizers!

Uncategorized By Jul 21, 2022

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED … Five minutes and you have starters that are as delicious as they are glamorous.  These beauties are lavash (bought at Trader Joe’s) spread with cream cheese and rolled around watercress (or arugula) and pickled ginger. EASY. Ginger Roll-UpsYield: 16 servingsOne (8-ounce) plus one (3-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature2 (9-by-12-inch) sheets of lavash, see…