Beet, Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Salad


Beets are one of those vegetables that people seem incredibly reluctant to work with.  Which is really a shame because they are very easy to prepare and absolutely delicious — unbelievable sweet and earthy at the same time.  Last time I was at the farmer’s market I saw some gorgeous golden beets beside the ubiquitous… 

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Chantilly Potatoes

chantilly potato

I’m not going to lie to you guys… this recipe is insane… its obnoxious… its crazy. But its sooooo delicious.  Its basically mashed potatoes on steroids — richer and more fattening than anyone needs, but so delicious that everyone will want seconds. Last week my friend Carmen (who did an amazing job designing this blog)… 

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Jeweled CousCous

moroccan chicken

Two summers ago I spent a few days in Marrakech,  Morocco on a side trip while visiting Spain. It was July and 110 degrees outside, but the kind people, stunning architecture, bustling markets and delicious food definitely made up for the oppressive heat.  Especially the food — olives, preserved lemons, eggplant, dried fruit, refreshing salads,… 

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Broccoli Bagna Cauda


  I hope we’re all old enough that no one has to tell us to eat our broccoli anymore.  I also hope we’re all old enough to make sure that any broccoli we’re eating is absolutely delicious.  C’mon guys… we can certainly do better than steaming it and throwing it on a plate. Treat those… 

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