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LAMB AND LEMON—IT TAKES 24 HOURS

LAMB AND LEMON—IT TAKES 24 HOURS

April 01, 2021 2 Comments

Cook meat for 24 hours and you’ll be amazed. It takes that long to cook this delicious lamb. The reason is that the cooking temperature is 160°. I had trouble understanding how at 160° the meat could possibly be juicy, tender, and full of flavor… My husband and our children have outgrown Easter traditions, I haven’t.

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TWO SIGNS I LOOK FOR THAT TELL ME SPRING IS HERE

TWO SIGNS I LOOK FOR THAT TELL ME SPRING IS HERE

March 25, 2021 2 Comments

It’s officially spring. Nature has started its explosion—its reawakening—gathering the vitality needed to transform our environment into a fertile landscape ready to birth all it has to offer. It’s a time that always leaves me in awe, considering the amount… There are two things that signal that spring is really here…

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FREE VEGETABLE BROTH ALREADY IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR

FREE VEGETABLE BROTH ALREADY IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR

March 17, 2021 1 Comment

A few months ago, my friend Tulis told me that she makes her own vegetable broth. I imagined that she purchased an assortment of vegetables, cut them up, placed them into a large pot with water, cooked them until they had given up their flavor, strained them, and there was her fresh broth. But that’s not what she did.

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ONE THING TO DO TO MAKE COOKING EASIER

ONE THING TO DO TO MAKE COOKING EASIER

March 12, 2021 2 Comments

As a little girl I remember spending time standing on our apartment terrace overlooking our Paris street, watching people come and go, in and out of stores. I loved the ordinariness of it. It was the vendors who came to our street who I remember with the most fondness. They represent Paris in my memories. One. . .

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Please, do not miss this!

Please, do not miss this!

March 04, 2021

I first saw Immersive Van Gogh, also known as Carrières de Lumières, in French when I was visiting Les Baux-de-Provence, a small town between St Remy de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles in Provence, France. I rave about a lot of things but this experience is at the very top of my list. As far as I’m concerned, you...

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GOOD TO WOW—WITH ONLY ONE INGREDIENT

GOOD TO WOW—WITH ONLY ONE INGREDIENT

February 25, 2021

When it’s cold outside, soup feels like the perfect food. I was in the mood for a thick tomato soup. I’d never made one before so it was fun to figure out how to do it. The great part of making this soup is that it is easy and doesn’t take a lot of ingredients. I remembered my mother making tomato soup to serve when...

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HOW TO MAKE FOOD TASTE BETTER

HOW TO MAKE FOOD TASTE BETTER

February 18, 2021

Here is an excerpt from my book le Kitchen Cookbook. Adding flavor is a component to cooking that is essential. The more we know about how to add, balance, or counteract flavors, the more we have control over what we cook.
And that’s when cooking gets to be fun. Including 3 flavor enhancers I won't cook without. . .

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SHARE THE LOVE!

SHARE THE LOVE!

February 11, 2021

Why not take advantage of Valentine’s Day to share your love with the people in your life? Dropping off a box of something sweet can only make someone smile. It could be anything. My father would always send my sister and me a Valentine’s Day card signed “guess who.” It was special, charming, and very much loved. It’s...

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BOOK WRITING UPDATE

BOOK WRITING UPDATE

February 04, 2021 4 Comments

Writing a book has been a dream of mine. Here is what I discovered while writing Le Kitchen Cookbook: a workbook I decided I was going to self-publish. I didn’t want to leave it up to an agent or a publisher to decide if my book should be published. I wanted to be the one with that power. That was probably the most…

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HOME ALONE—WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

HOME ALONE—WHAT’S FOR DINNER?

January 28, 2021

Home alone—what’s for dinner? It’s a good question, but the real question is what kind of dinner do you plan to have? Standing in front of an open refrigerator nibbling on leftovers? Or maybe standing over the sink eating that leftover chicken leg? I’ve done a lot of nibbling... It took a while for me to discover…

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RITUALS—DO THEY HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL US?

RITUALS—DO THEY HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL US?

January 21, 2021 1 Comment

I had the privilege of going to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the internment of a friend’s father who was being honored for his service. His body was being moved to its rightful place at Arlington. The ritual was amazing, but then rituals are miraculous—other worldly by their nature. The repetition of . . .

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A VACATION WOULD BE NICE, BUT THIS MIGHT WORK

A VACATION WOULD BE NICE, BUT THIS MIGHT WORK

January 14, 2021 2 Comments

I need a break. There is so much going on in the world that just my routine is starting to tire me out. A vacation would be nice. But maybe there’s an alternative—something undemanding that would keep my mind busy and challenged without feeling like work would be nice. A friend sent me the perfect gift...

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