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Cauliflower Bacon Gratin – An Ounce on the Lips Forever on the Hips

In Appetizers, Food On December 31, 2011 22 Comments

Cauliflower Bacon Gratin New Year’s Eve is an organized bacchanalia, complete with fireworks.  It is the punctuation mark to the end of the old year and an exclamation… Read More »

Burrata with Speck, Peas and Parmigiano-Reggiano

In Appetizers, Food On December 27, 2011 5 Comments

I am inveterate collector of food books.  In fact, I am obsessive about collecting, despite having food books spilling out of bookcases and stacked all over the house,… Read More »

Farro, Spinach & Pomegranate – Healthy Holiday Alternative

In Appetizers, Food On December 19, 2011 5 Comments

Farro, Spinach, & Pomegranate The Wine Spectatoris not just for wine recommendations and fireplace kindling.  It is also a knowledgeable source for restaurants.  Food emporiums that have great… Read More »

Crazy About Granola

In Appetizers, Food On December 15, 2011 2 Comments

I am no Euell Gibbons when it comes to nuts and berries, but I am crazy about granola.  I love it on my morning yogurt, by the handful… Read More »

The Heat is On – Hatch Chiles from New Mexico

In Appetizers, Food, Lifestyle, Travel On September 15, 2011 3 Comments

For a hot time in the old Southwest, consider attending the Hatch Chile Festival over the Labor Day weekend.  Some 30,000 chile aficionados converge on the tiny town… Read More »

Faux French Risotto

In Appetizers, Food On September 9, 2011 20 Comments

Creamy, Cheesy, and Garlicky Rice with Spinach This week the French Fridays with Dorie challenge was Creamy, Cheesy, and Garlicky Rice with Spinach.  I was on a high… Read More »

Eggplant Caviar

In Appetizers, Food On August 19, 2011 8 Comments

Eggplant Caviar Summer in the Palm Springs area is long and hot with temperatures over 100 + degrees for approximately 120 days each year.  So chilled soups, salads… Read More »

Summer Vegetable Stacks

In Appetizers, Food On July 10, 2011 1 Comment

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . .nips of Jim Beam to keep warm.”  Oops, I’m confusing my seasons, although the holidays are only five months away! … Read More »

And they call it Truffle Love

In Appetizers, Food, Products, Resources On February 11, 2011 3 Comments

I’ve become obsessed with truffles.  Can there be anything more intoxicating?   Decidedly not.   A great bottle of wine does not infuse your kitchen and dining room… Read More »