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White Asparagus Gratin

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Growing up in Germany in the early 60s made for many interesting childhood memories, but few of them had anything to do with vegetables. We ate a lot of canned fruits and vegetables from the military P/X in those days—not much to remember about those items except they tasted great to childhood me even though they were mushy and laden with either sugary syrup or lots of salt. Read more…

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Lemon Shrimp

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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Going into the weekend with a well-stocked refrigerator makes for more relaxing time on the couch and since I’m in the middle of three books that I’m thoroughly enjoying (see note below), I’m going to make this shrimp for the weekend. Read more…

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White Lasagna

Friday, February 7th, 2014


On a business trip to Paris a long time ago, I was invited to “the boss’s house” for lunch. The house was a beautiful apartment above the famed Place Vendôme.

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Green Beans, Grapes and Mushrooms in Port Wine Reduction

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014



A nice way to cook a special dinner for family or company is to grill or roast a simple meat or fish and then fuss a little bit over a vegetable dish to go along with it. I was recently watching an old PBS show about the cuisine at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Read more…

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Spicy Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013



A stir-fry is a celebration of so much that I like about cooking. I like to prepare things in advance, and so the requisite chopping and measuring of all ingredients before you stir-fry isn’t a chore, Read more…

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Roast Pork Loin and Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

Friday, June 7th, 2013


A cup of tea, a great novel and the aroma of a roast cooking in the oven—the perfect ingredients for a rainy weekend afternoon at home. That’s the way I spent my Sunday a couple of weeks ago when I made this very tasty roast pork loin with potatoes. Read more…

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