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TENDER AND JUICY MAGIC MARINADE FOR CHICKEN

TENDER AND JUICY MAGIC MARINADE FOR CHICKEN

August 27, 2020

A few weeks ago, we barbecued chicken thighs that we marinated in mayonnaise. I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise, so to be honest, I thought it sounded awful. Yet when I thought about it, mayonnaise is just egg yolks, olive oil, and a little lemon juice. Nothing that wouldn’t taste good when grilled. Our inspiration...

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At 97 voting for the first time

THE RIGHT TO VOTE—A RIGHT DUE EVERY HUMAN BEING

August 20, 2020

In 2017 my mother was 97, I took her to vote in the French elections in Mamaroneck, NY. She believed she wasn’t registered. I didn’t think she was correct but knowing the French Consulate, it could have been. The French consulate, before it was computerized, was chaotic. So much so, we did everything to avoid going...

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THIS WEEK, IT’S ABOUT THE CORN

THIS WEEK, IT’S ABOUT THE CORN

August 13, 2020

Back to the farmers market to gather some more produce for the rest of the year. This week it’s corn. The sweetness of August corn tops any frozen or canned corn that is available. Freezing corn is amazingly simple. The hardest part is removing the corn from the husk. But I’ve found a simple way to do it. It works even...

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FINDING STRENGTH IN SUPPLENESS

FINDING STRENGTH IN SUPPLENESS

August 05, 2020

Isaias, the storm that went up the East coast of the United States, left a mess in its wake. Hunkered down in my house, I watched as the trees bent every which way, and I was amazed at their flexibility and praying for them to withhold the gusts that picked up, and threw their tops into a tussle, and just as quickly...

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MORE WAYS TO PRESERVE SUMMER

MORE WAYS TO PRESERVE SUMMER

July 30, 2020 1 Comment

There is nothing quite as special as a sun-ripened tomato, hanging on the vine, so full that it drops off the stalk into your hand. Sliced and seasoned with a little salt and eaten without pause—the experience is pure hedonism. And this is the season to indulge. But when the season is over, you don’t have to ...

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SURPRISES CAN HAPPEN & THAT’S A GOOD THING!

SURPRISES CAN HAPPEN & THAT’S A GOOD THING!

July 23, 2020

I love the smell of lemon verbena. It floods me with memories of my childhood in Provence where it would fill the garden air. I remember how I'd brush up against it, wallowing in the explosion of a citrusy smell that was so intense I would stay and rub my hands over it. A few years ago, while wandering through...

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SAVING THE SUMMER’S BOUNTY FOR CHILLIER TIMES

SAVING THE SUMMER’S BOUNTY FOR CHILLIER TIMES

July 16, 2020

It’s mid-July and the farmers' markets are bursting with this summer's bounty. The colors are vibrant, the aromas heady, and the flavors begging to be appreciated. But the season will come to an end and all this wonder will be just a memory.

Except, that is, if . . .

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THE COUNTRY IS IN FLUX, SO WHAT DO WE DO?

THE COUNTRY IS IN FLUX, SO WHAT DO WE DO?

July 09, 2020

We are social beings, so when we were asked to isolate there had to be a good reason. The coronavirus was a good one. The problem is that there is no clarity in what we are presently being asked to do: Isolate, don’t isolate; wear masks, don’t wear masks, start living your life again, no don’t! Not only are these . . .

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Little tips make a big difference. Where the best place to store your garbage bags?

LITTLE BUT POWERFUL

July 02, 2020

There are so many little things that make life easier. It’s the word "little" that is the point here. Whether it is in the kitchen, garden, or when you're entertaining, I find it’s those little tricks you discover or someone shares with you that make life simpler. Those are the things that, once discovered, make me...

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WHAT REALLY GOES ON AT MY HOUSE

WHAT REALLY GOES ON AT MY HOUSE

June 25, 2020 3 Comments

I am under the assumption that everyone involved in the incident documented below spends their days working for a living—especially my husband whose office is upstairs. But, while I’m working, on my book, all members of afore-mentioned workers were actually hard at work with the following transcribed correspondence ...

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ARE YOU READY? SATURDAY JUNE 20TH IS A FULL DAY!

ARE YOU READY? SATURDAY JUNE 20TH IS A FULL DAY!

June 18, 2020

It is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the first day of summer and the day before Father’s Day. Yes, it all happens on Saturday, June 20th—that’s a lot happening on one day. Just because we are still isolating doesn’t mean we can’t have a barbecue and celebrate. And good food is a must. I’m working. . .

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YES, THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO

YES, THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN DO

June 11, 2020

I read something I had to share. It is a letter that challenges us to take action and explains how we can and must stop the killings and abuse of people of color. The letter was sent by the president of Fordham University Father Joseph McShane to my husband, Mark, who is an alumnus. Mark has always credited his . . .

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