03/20/14
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Shredded Egg Salad & Avocado Bruschetta

TUESDAY Shredded Egg Salad  |  Smashed Avocado Bruschetta I prepared this salad {dry, without any dressing} around lunchtime Tuesday, happy to be getting a jump on dinner when I had a few moments to spare as the afternoon was packed with activities.  My plan was to be able to come home, fluff and minimally dress Continue reading → «Shredded Egg Salad & Avocado Bruschetta»

03/15/14
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Baked Chicken Wings & Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette

THURSDAY Honey, Garlic & Lemon Baked Chicken Wings  |  Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette Yes, I know…another chicken wing recipe.  But, are there, really, ever too many chicken wings recipes?  Obviously, I don’t believe so.  These little pieces of poultry perfection {tender meat, skin that crisps when cooked, a diminutive size that makes eating with Continue reading → «Baked Chicken Wings & Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette»

01/13/14
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Lavender Dry~Rubbed Veal Chops & Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes

SUNDAY Lavender Dry~Rubbed Veal Chops  |  Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes  |  Steamed Broccoli   Before we get to the rest of our dinner last night, let’s talk about the Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes…did you think I had lost my mind?  When I came across this recipe {posted over at the Salted & Styled blog} it Continue reading → «Lavender Dry~Rubbed Veal Chops & Lavender~White Chocolate Mashed Potatoes»

07/19/13
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Slow-and-Low, Dry-Rubbed, Oven Chicken & A Greek Salad

THURSDAY Slow and Low Dry Rubbed Chicken  |  Greek Salad Before getting into our dinner, I just want to thank all of you for your kind words, either here on the site or via email, regarding our loss of Duke yesterday.  Those notes and the several e-cards I received were a bright spot at such a Continue reading → «Slow-and-Low, Dry-Rubbed, Oven Chicken & A Greek Salad»

07/12/13
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Filet Mignon Sliders & A Simple Kale Salad

THURSDAY Filet Mignon Sliders with Sautéed Mushrooms on Toasted Brioche Buns  |  Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette & Parmesan Shavings   I knew Michael would be coming home today when I planned our dinner menu last week.  After four days of airplane food and meals eaten during meetings in conference rooms, I wanted to prepare Continue reading → «Filet Mignon Sliders & A Simple Kale Salad»

07/10/13
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Pantry Pasta

TUESDAY Spaghetti with a sauce of Bacon, Mushrooms, Squash, Red Pepper, Garlic, Shallot, Basil & Pine Nuts It was just the girls and I tonight for dinner as Michael is still on business in Tokyo and Max was visiting with friends overnight up North in Sonoma County.  I spent the day running errands in preparation Continue reading → «Pantry Pasta»

07/8/13
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Risotto with Sausage & Fennel

SUNDAY Risotto with Grilled Sausages & Peppers and Fennel   “Creamy risotto, dotted with fresh spring peas or delicate shellfish, is a classic of the northern Italian table.  This versatile dish never ceases to please ~ combining the satisfying flavors of tender rice, fresh herbs, and seasonal ingredients with delicious results.  Whether featuring grilled sausage Continue reading → «Risotto with Sausage & Fennel»

06/27/13
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Oven-Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy with Orange-Hoisin Sauce

WEDNESDAY Oven-Roasted Wild Salmon  |  Wilted Baby Bok Choy & Scallions  |  Orange-Hoisin Sauce   Once again, we are the benefactors of Dave’s fishing bounty!  His latest fishing expedition brought him out to the Farrollon Islands… Lying 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco, the jagged silhouette of the Farallon Islands disrupts the clean Continue reading → «Oven-Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy with Orange-Hoisin Sauce»

06/26/13
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Duck Confit & Cherry Salad with Creme Fraiche and Mustard Vinaigrette

TUESDAY A Salad of Duck Confit, Baby Lettuces, Treviso Radicchio, Scallions & Cherries  |  Crème Fraîche & Mustard Vinaigrette   Oh, how I love duck confit.  The crisp skin, the unctuous flavorful meat.  There are few things better.  Seriously.  It’s up there with bacon.  Not only is the taste of it profound, the very idea Continue reading → «Duck Confit & Cherry Salad with Creme Fraiche and Mustard Vinaigrette»

06/25/13
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Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette

MONDAY Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce  |  Chopped Kale with a Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette and Parmesan Cheese  |  Garlic Croutons   “On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” ― Mark Haddon As I Continue reading → «Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette»