Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tomato Avocado Salad with Pine Nuts and Black Olives

I’ve been kind of obsessed with pine nuts lately, sprinkling them on everything from salads to sautéed chicken breasts and grilled steak. This past Friday I went to my friend Barb’s for an impromptu cooking night.  We had emailed, exchanging ideas and … Continue reading

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Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata

So about that dietary restraint I mentioned in an earlier post.  I usually turn to the South Beach Diet since it’s worked before, it’s free and not too painful.  And when produce is at its best, it should be a … Continue reading

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Bitty’s Eggplant Rolls

Mark Bittmans’ Kitchen Express is a cookbook that I don’t use near enough.  However, when I’m seriously stumped and don’t want anything too complicated, this is the one I inevitably go to.  The recipes are short and sweet, none more … Continue reading

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La Rentreé

La Rentreé.  The French word for “back-to-school”.  It means “the return”, but for me, not just the literal return to school, but the return to real life after a summer of fantasy.  Well maybe that’s exaggerating a bit but teachers … Continue reading

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