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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Jambalaya in anticipation of Mardi Gras

As Mardi Gras approaches, thoughts turn to beads, then to breasts, and then to jambalya. Yes, sometimes I wonder about my thought processes too.

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Roasted vegetables with cranberry wild rice

I make this Thanksgiving themed rice dish as often as I think Jon will put up with it, throughout Autumn and Winter. I think it might have been the first dish that I ever cooked for his parents, when they … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving – Roasted vegetables with cranberry wild rice

I make this Thanksgiving themed rice dish as often as I think Jon will put up with it, throughout Autumn and Winter. I think it might have been the first dish that I ever cooked for his parents, when they … Continue reading

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Risotto

onion + rice + hot stock + stirring + butter = risotto Risotto is one of those recipes that people think is hard. It’s one of those dishes that has to be perfect. This can inspire feelings of fear and … Continue reading

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Wild Rice salad with cranberries, blue cheese and pecans (serves 6–8)

Boil the wild rice mix according to the packet instructions – you’ll need 3 – 4 cups dried. Heat up ½ a jar of cranberry sauce (if you can find it) and add 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 3 tbsp … Continue reading

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5 side dish ideas for a Labor Day barbeque

Overheard on the subway yesterday morning; “What are you doing this weekend?” “I was going to go to Eric’s. But I didn’t want to go because he lives in Queens and also, I kind of hate him, but if there’s … Continue reading

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Chili

My husband is a chili lover, especially served on baked potatoes. It reminds him of childhood bonfire night at the farmhouse in Scotland, where he would spend the day with his brothers and father scouring the countryside with a tractor … Continue reading

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Mexican Chicken Stew

I’m not going to claim that this is very authentically “Mexican”, after all, I’ve never been there. But this is what I make when I want to feel in a fiesta mood, to pep up a hot patio party, or … Continue reading

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