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A Small Taste of Paris

One of the things I really enjoy about my trips to Paris is the food – and when I manage to get there in the springtime I take advantage of almost every opportunity to eat the avocados that feature so prominently … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Nut Berry Smoothie (aka Sloth is the Mother of Invention)

I started adding nut-butter to my smoothies out of sheer laziness. The hardest part about making my own nut-butter is scraping it all out of the blender, then cleaning it up afterward. Fortunately, it occurred to me that I could … Continue reading

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Mixed Nut and Seed Butter

I became hooked on almond-butter when I realized how easy (and delicious) it was to grind my own at my local Whole Foods. It quickly became a key part of my breakfast: a toasted English muffin with almond butter and a drizzle … Continue reading

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Cravings and Memory

It’s funny what you crave when you’re sick.  As a child, when I was sick my grandmother would make for me Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup (with milk, not water, so it was nice and thick and always topped with … Continue reading

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Mixed Herb Sauce

I’ve been doing a lot of grilling lately (especially bison steak and pork tenderloin), but am trying to avoid getting into rut with the preparation. It’s easy enough to switch out marinades; it helps but I’ve started to play around … Continue reading

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Simple Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Caper Sauce

Asparagus is one of my first choices when I’m looking for a quick, healthy side-dish. My favorite preparation is simply tossed with balsamic and soy sauce, then roasted for a few minutes in the oven. That’s great for fall and … Continue reading

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Not My Grandmother’s Cranberry Sauce

My Grandma Bryson was a terrific cook, who (as my cousin, Mike Bryson wrote) “routinely prepared elaborate meals singlehandedly in her miniscule kitchen.” Both she and her mother (my great-grandmother Hicks) spent a lot of time with me in the … Continue reading

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