Monthly Archives: April 2011

Arugula Salad with Chicken and Pear-Blueberry Dressing

I’ve become a big fan of eating local, so it’s always a pleasure when I can put together a meal that’s made almost exclusively of local ingredients.  Yesterday, I made a delicious salad with all but three ingredients that came … Continue reading

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Pan-Roasted Mahi-Mahi with Goat Cheese “Tartar Sauce”

Fish makes for a really healthy meal – unless you’re like me and like me and like to drown it with wonderful, creamy tartar sauce.  It took me a while, but I eventually perfected home-made tartar: mayonnaise, finely chopped cornichons, … Continue reading

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Ginger Kir

I drank my first Kir when I was travelled to France years ago. I loved the combination of dry white wine and cassis. What I loved even more was having an answer when a French waiter would approach and ask … Continue reading

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Spiked Shandy

One of my favorite local restaurants is Rosebud – owned by fabulous chef Ron Eyester (aka The Angry Chef).  Ron’s latest venture is The Family Dog, a pub across the street from Rosebud.  The last time I was there I … Continue reading

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Mixed Salad with Balsamic-Soy-Blue Cheese Dressing

Today’s lunchtime salad included one of my favorite combinations: balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. When I roast asparagus, I just drizzle over it about equal parts of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, toss and bake. So today when I made … Continue reading

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Lentil Salad with Local Vegetables

I love days when I work at home and can a break to fix myself a healthy lunch. I’m not a dainty eater, but I find myself gravitating toward salads – in large part because they can be so quick … Continue reading

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Carnitas with Creamy Poblano Sauce and Avocado Salsa

I’ve been using poblano peppers a lot lately, and wanted to make something that featured them more prominently.  I looked around online and several recipes for creamy poblano sauce caught my eye. I really liked one recipe for pork enchiladas … Continue reading

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