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Wild Blueberry Tart

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 5:48 PM

Local blueberries are in full harvest mode. On my way back from a week spent on North Haven, a quiet and radiant island in Penobscot Bay, I stopped along Route 1 in Maine to buy wild blueberries, the state's signature fruit. The sign said "Clean Wild Maine Blueberries,"...

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Spring Fritatta

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2012 | 7:20 PM

This recipe captures spring for me, and today I have just-picked spinach, fresh, fresh eggs, organic local milk, feta cheese, and ramps -- my new favorite flavor. Ramps are a kind of wild leek which grow in the spring from the Carolinas to Canada. They look like skinny leeks and...

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Chorizo And Tomato Salad

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 9:16 AM

On a particularly long, particularly cramped overseas flight last week from Zurich to Boston, I was desperate for distraction and watched a lousy movie and an entire episode of Jamie Does Andalucia. Not normally a fan of Spanish cuisine, I was surprised at how appealing was...

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Making Fresh Ricotta Cheese

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 9:55 AM

March is a desert for whole foods lovers. The gardens are brown, the supermarkets are full of produce from Chile and Mexico, and even the Winter Farmers Markets around here have ended. Some of us compensate for the lack of freshness with stored vegetables from last season, like potatoes, carrots...

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Fresh Pasta With Arugula

(2) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 8:22 AM

Is it pushing the season a bit to start thinking about fresh arugula?

Apparently not given the kind of mild winter we've been having. And to be sure, fresh arugula has been available all winter at indoor farmers' markets. Farmers have embraced the idea of year-round commerce...

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Roasted Grapes

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2012 | 7:52 AM

It sounds a little odd, roasted grapes, but this is one of those recipes where the end result is more than the sum of its parts. Something wonderful happens when you apply heat to grapes tossed in fragrant olive oil. The transformation is unexpected; familiar and exotic at the same...

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Meatloaf With An Attitude

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 8:38 AM

The original title of this recipe was Rustic French Meat Loaf. Doesn't that just sound so yummy and comforting for a cold, mid-winter's repast?

I found the recipe in an old Gourmet magazine I was about to recycle. Years ago I had tagged the recipe and...

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Apricot-Almond Nibblies: Better than Girls Scout Cookies

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 10:22 AM

It's cookie time.

First it was the Salvation Army ringing the bell outside my local supermarket. Now it's a gaggle of girl scouts, jumping up and down and yelling "Girl Scout Cookies! Girl Scout Cookies," hoping to snare you on your way out the door....

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Coffee Corretto

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 4:14 PM

A sense-memory of Christmas as a kid hit me full-on this morning. It's Christmas morning and I'm an 11-year old, hanging around the catastrophe of discarded Christmas paper in the living room and taking it all in: something herbal and licorice; the grown-up aroma of black coffee; the sounds of...

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Panforte

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 11:52 AM

You've probably heard of Panforte and Panettone -- the former meaning "strong bread," the latter, "small bread" (although Panettone is usually a tall, poofy affair packaged in a hat box, and Panforte is, well, small -- go figure: it's Italian). Both are essential to the Italian table at Christmas and...

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Easy-Peasy Chocolate Cake

(4) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 9:11 AM

This will become your go-to chocolate cake. It's simple, it's easy, and it's always good. But first, the story behind it...

In 1979 when my father was about 55 years old, with a couple of kids still at home (5 were already grown-up), he bought a Stop...

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