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THE PERFECT ROASTED CHICKEN

THE PERFECT ROASTED CHICKEN

January 23, 2020

One of my favorite things to buy when I’m at the marché in France is a roast chicken. They are cooked in large rotisserie grills. As you approach, you see rows and rows of glistening chickens turning golden brown. But it’s the taste that is truly amazing: crisp, juicy, and so full of flavor that once you’ve had one . . .

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HOW DO WE SAY GOODBYE, OR DO WE?

HOW DO WE SAY GOODBYE, OR DO WE?

January 15, 2020 1 Comment

I’m not sure I have the answer. But having just attended the funeral Mass of someone who was an important part of my life—someone who I felt it was an honor and a privilege to know, I’ve been thinking a lot about that question. Losing someone who has played a significant role in our lives is not easy. I don’t want. . .

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James Parks Morton, Adeline Olmer, Mark Santiago

THE BEGINNING OF A RELATIONSHIP THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

January 09, 2020 2 Comments

We were invited to join our good friends Pierre and Ellie to renew their wedding vows. Our instructions were to arrive at dawn. We approached the building through a heavy fog, that sat low to the ground making it hard to see where going. Out of that fog, we heard a voice: “Birds, birds . . .

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IT WORKED SO WELL I’M DOING IT AGAIN!

IT WORKED SO WELL I’M DOING IT AGAIN!

January 02, 2020

2020 is going to be a good year! Of course, I don’t really know that; it’s just a feeling. But I have a choice: I can be optimistic or pessimistic and I don’t see any reason to start off with negative thoughts. “Choose to be optimistic it feels better.” Dalai Lama For years I’ve started the New Year by setting goals... But last year was different! . . .

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A REMINDER—DEFINING WHO WE ARE

A REMINDER—DEFINING WHO WE ARE

December 26, 2019 2 Comments

It’s time to complete 2019 and prepare for 2020. We may not know how the next year is going to play out, but the New Year is an opportunity to think about the path we want to set for ourselves and highlight the achievements along the way. But more important than goals may be our decision about who we want to be in. . .

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LET YOUR MEMORIES CONTINUE AND THE MAGIC BEGIN

LET YOUR MEMORIES CONTINUE AND THE MAGIC BEGIN

December 19, 2019 1 Comment

Our holidays are filled with cheer and the love of the traditions that are sown from our memories as well as our hearts. Full of the wonder and joy and that made us hope the holidays would hurry and arrive and never depart.

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IT IS ALL ABOUT THE SAUCE

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE SAUCE

December 12, 2019

Sauces are what turn ordinary meals into spectacular ones. That’s a big job for a sauce but there is nothing ordinary about sauces. "It is the sauce that distinguishes a good chef.” —Chef Fernand Point
Intending to make eggs Benedict, I chose a traditional recipe for the hollandaise sauce. After creating a mountain...

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SKATING AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER — DO OR DIE

SKATING AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER — DO OR DIE

December 05, 2019

I don’t like to admit it, but I’m afraid of falling and I avoid slippery surfaces if I can. So you might ask why I joined friends for a skating party at Rockefeller Center. The answer is I didn’t want to miss the party and I thought, how bad could it be? Nervously I laced my skates and stepped out on the ice, hugging . . .

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RISOTTO – SO WORTH THE TIME

RISOTTO – SO WORTH THE TIME

November 28, 2019

Making risotto isn’t hard, but it is time-consuming. You can’t just put it together and walk away. When you take the time to make it properly—meaning you patiently stir as you add the liquid and watch it transform into this glistening, creamy rice mixture that oozes. . .

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND EVEN BETTER LEFTOVERS

HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND EVEN BETTER LEFTOVERS

November 21, 2019

I have a solution for your Thanksgiving leftovers. Actually it’s four solutions and they are delicious. With one base you can make three different dishes: turkey soup, turkey potpie, shepherd's pie a la turkey, plus one more stuffing cakes. Since I don’t know what leftovers you have, I’m going to give you. . .

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CRÈME CARAMEL – IT SEEMED MAGICAL

CRÈME CARAMEL – IT SEEMED MAGICAL

November 14, 2019

This is the dessert of my childhood and still one of my favorites. Actually, anything with caramel is on my list of favorites. But there is something about the silkiness of the custard and the puddle of caramel it rests in that is simply luscious. The first time I made it I was surprised that it worked, and how . . .

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THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE RECIPE!

THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE RECIPE!

November 08, 2019

This recipe is so simple and so good! Roasted potatoes and carrots with beurre noisette (brown butter) Yum! Try it and tell me if you like it. It's going into my cookbook, that is if you vote for it.

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