08/28/14
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Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}

“I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn.  I  remember them from my childhood.  I only had them in the summer.  They were extraordinary.”   ~  Alice Waters   September is knocking at the door.  The children here are back in school and the days are becoming noticeably shorter.  But, before the lingering days Continue reading → «Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}»

08/5/14
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Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad

“No matter what the variety, it is still safe to say that the fresher the corn the better.  If you don’t have a corn patch of your own, buy locally grown corn straight from the farmer ~ at a produce stand on the side of the road or at a farmer’s market.  At the market, Continue reading → «Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad»

02/1/14
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Cobb Salad & Dry Poaching Chicken Breasts

THURSDAY As I mentioned yesterday, I have fallen a bit behind this week.  One thing leads to another and here I sit on Saturday morning chatting with you about our dinner on Thursday night.  I know I could have let this one slide…you probably would never have noticed the missing post…but this salad deserves its Continue reading → «Cobb Salad & Dry Poaching Chicken Breasts»

12/31/13
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New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad

New England~Style Clam Chowder  |  Spinach Salad with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette “Soup is the solvent of memory.  For many of us it is love.  When I am tired and want comfort, when I want to share happiness, or when I want flavor, my first desire is soup.  The pots and bowls and cups of Continue reading → «New England Clam Chowder & A Spinach Salad»

11/8/13
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Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs

THURSDAY Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs     When this recipe popped up on my Tumblr dashboard last week it caught my eye.  I know that we are well beyond the tomato season but who could resist a little salad tucked into a pretty red package?  Or, maybe, it was the Continue reading → «Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs»

11/7/13
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Chicken Pot Pie

WEDNESDAY Chicken Pot Pie “Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Meet the Austins   We have been home for a couple of days, arriving in the first few hours of Monday morning, but that overwhelming sense of relief and comfort which washes over Continue reading → «Chicken Pot Pie»

09/4/13
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Grilled Sausages with Herbed Grape Sauce & Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese

TUESDAY Grilled Sausages with Herbed Grape Sauce  |  Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the blog, Local Milk, authored by Beth Kirby and have found myself drawn to the space ever since.  Once upon a time, Beth was a reluctant native of Tennessee but, after a bit Continue reading → «Grilled Sausages with Herbed Grape Sauce & Roasted Corn and Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese»

08/30/13
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Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad

THURSDAY Butter Fried Chicken  |  Refrigerator Salad   Do you remember me mentioning, at the beginning of the week, that the novelty of the new school year had waned and the the reality of our new schedule was sinking in?  Well “sinking in” does not adequately describe how violently the new routine has taken over Continue reading → «Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad»

08/9/13
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Summer Pasta Salad

THURSDAY Orecchiette with Zucchini, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil & Bacon After days {weeks?} of  gray skies, heavy fog, mist and unseasonably cool temperatures, we were blessed today with abundant sunshine and warmth.  French doors were open all day and into the evening inviting in a gentle sea breeze which swept through the house filling it Continue reading → «Summer Pasta 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»