• Potato Rafts with Lemon-Steamed Fish

    May 29, 2015

    Sounds pretty summery, doesn’t it? The word raft caught my eye, and I knew I had to try it. Seasoned potatoes stacked on top of each other like single-serve gratins do double-duty as a baking surface. I got the recipe from The Kitchn and altered it by adding shallots to the bottom of the...

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    Lemon Ginger Poached Halibut

    April 25, 2015

    I’ve got some comfort food for you – with no cheese, cream or butter. I love this dish, it’s a good weeknight dinner and it works for fancy company, as well. If halibut is too dear, feel free to use cod or another firm-fleshed white fish.The only nod to springtime in this dish is...

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    Yoga Chai

    April 9, 2015

    It snowed 3″ last night. And, I am still cold! It’s time to make some chai and put on my leg warmers. This recipe comes straight from my rock star yoga teacher, Skye, at Lila Yoga. She brews this at home and carts it to the studio where we sip it post class. I...

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    Maple Muesli

    March 23, 2015

    Hello from wintry Maine. We are three days into spring, but winter remains tenacious. It was a brisk 12º this morning. We, however, did not let the cold stop us from visiting a sugar shack for Maine Maple Syrup Sunday. Under a brilliant blue sky and whipping winds (it was near zero with the...

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    Spaghetti Squash Salad

    March 1, 2015

    It was 29º today. That’s top of the charts – the warmest temperatures we’ve had in weeks. It is downright balmy out. I have developed a wintertime habit of checking the temperature on the phone first thing each morning, so I can gauge my layering needs for the day. And, I get a certain...

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    Triple Cheese Cauliflower Gratin

    January 9, 2015

    Happy New Year! 2015 finds me back in the kitchen hungering for new recipes and creative inspiration.  I am taking a breath after an industrious holiday season that included much baking and many stacked gift baskets on top of a new job. My cooking was limited to everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salads with salmon burgers and lots...

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    Roasted Garlic Cheese Round

    November 17, 2014

    If you are looking for a special occasion dish to impress your guests or to shine at the potluck, this is it. I have had this recipe for years and have brought it to two different parties — where it was adored and devoured. Another (inadvertent) accolade came from my teenager, who chose pizza...

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    Hot-Shot Chili

    October 30, 2014

    I am always looking for something new to cook and share with you. This time of year is steeped in tradition, so I thought I would share an old standard or is it a gold standard? chili recipe. I make this every fall, around Halloween, to coincide with carving pumpkins. This year the flu...

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    Quinoa-Feta Chowder

    October 11, 2014

    I was a little wary of this recipe at first glance. Quinoa and chowder just didn’t seem like good bedfellows. I was mistaken. My friend Linda served it at a dinner party, and I gobbled it up. I loved the salty feta swimming with the hearty potatoes and elegant quinoa orbs. I, then, turned...

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