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Plum, Cherry, Tomato Bruschetta

Plum, Cherry, Tomato Bruschetta

In midsummer, all the magazines have pictures of fresh, red tomatoes, but mine were as green as green could be. In Chicago, our vines don’t produce red, ripe, juicy tomatoes until the middle of August. You can wish all you want, but it won’t happen! […]

Gin Y Tónicas

Gin Y Tónicas

Aside from the Kentucky Bourbon I drank as a teenager, ahem, Gin was really the only other hard liquor I’ve ever considered fit to drink.  My parents enjoyed Gin and Tonics on the Jersey Shore in the summers and on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut. Every […]

Cumin Lime Grilled Chicken and Two-Bean Salad

Cumin Lime Grilled Chicken and Two-Bean Salad

Sometimes the best and simplest recipes are created when I least expect it. I didn’t have much of a plan, but opened cupboards and created this recipe for Cumin Lime Grilled Chicken with a Two Bean Avocado Salad with what I had on hand. We […]

Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

Gravlax with Mustard Sauce

Gravlax, a Nordic dish of raw fish, is something my mom makes every Christmas Eve. She prepares pounds and pounds of it, and every year the amount grows as our family does the same. The salmon is marinated, spiced, and pressed with weights. It is […]

Honey Crisp Apple Pie

Honey Crisp Apple Pie

Apples are oddly personal. There are so many different varieties and flavors, but usually one or two types will trigger nostalgia. As a kid growing up in New England in the 1970s, the apple of choice in our family was the tart Macintosh. When we […]

Italian Sausage and Clams

Italian Sausage and Clams

Clams! I love all types of seafood, but when they are sweet, small and cooked to perfection, clams ring out at the top. My love affair with the clam started in Cascias, Portugal, where I broke my own rule of photographing a meal in public. […]