Herb Meatballs with Spinach and Zucchini

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May has flown by!  It’s been busy around here. With school ending in a couple of weeks, schedules are packed with birthday parties and school activities, kitchen is filled with the aromas of fresh produce, herbs and fruits.  Lots of cooking and experimenting going on, and unfortunately I don’t always have a chance to take pictures and share with you.  …

Cedar-wrapped Local Flounder with Fennel, Zucchini and Thyme

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And finally Spring weather! A beautiful day to soak the sun and prepare a healthy super fast lunch.  I’ve had the cedar paper sitting on the kitchen counter for a few days, my mind percolating different ideas. Until this morning as I walked to our local market and saw some gorgeous flounder calling my name.  Suddenly everything fell into place …

Grilled Winter Greens, Herbed Red Snapper and a Tart Apple Dressing

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The idea for this plate has been twirling in my head for a couple of weeks and didn’t get to it until now.  I love grilled foods and I always want some kind of dip, sauce, dressing with it.  I was craving acidic, tart flavors, but citrus is out for the next few months (unfortunately!), I opted to make a …

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Greens, Artichokes and Pomegranate

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  Hey friends.  Didn’t mean to stay away for so long. Life has been a bit hectic, in a good way.  Things are changing, morphing, and I like change.  It keeps me focused and makes my brain a bit more creative.  In other news, I am two weeks into a 3-months (as I was assured by Dr. S) detox period …

Braised Lamb Shanks with Root Veggies and a Concussion in my Sleep!

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Lately I have been admiring the spontaneity and unpredictability of Life.  Whether on a worldly level or my own microcosm, I’m fascinated how quickly something can turn.  And this feeling accentuates a million times with children.  It’s not a bad feeling,  it just is. A sense of the unknown around the corner, it keeps me entertained to say the least.  …

Roasted Spaghetti Squash and Chanterelle Confit

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December.  Absolutely my favorite month of the year (well that and June, my birthday month).  Love everything about it and the cold weather too. Just more reasons to bake and cook, as if I needed anymore.  And that brings me to: confit n. a piece of meat cooked in its own fat.  The Levantine version of confit is made with …