Roasted Chickpeas with Sumac

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  The end of each weekend always leaves me wishing for one thing: more time.  Where do the days go?  If I could just finish one more project a week, I would be satisfied.  Instead, I can barely manage to cross a few tasks off my ever-growing list.  The sore throat I’ve been trying to […]

Risotto with Saffron, Seafood and Peas

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  I have always been a good eater.  My mother never had to worry about me cleaning my plate when I was a child.  Contrary to my youngest sister who had an aversion to cheese and whose favorite meal was a bowl of Froot Loops, I liked most everything…well, except vanilla ice cream.  I didn’t […]

Curried Lentil Soup

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It has been a dry, dry winter.  All around me are parched brown hills that are normally verdant this time of year.  This has not escaped my husband’s notice either.  He keeps a close eye on precipitation totals every winter as we rely on spring-fed water tanks to support a small parcel in a semi-rural […]

Cranberry-Cinnamon Scones

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I have been trying not to look at the calendar too much.  When I do, it sticks its tongue out at me for having fallen behind so much.  I have two days to cross things off my holiday list–there’s still hope!  My husband and I are celebrating Christmas a bit differently this year so time […]

Grilled Miso-Marinated Sea Bass with Turmeric Rice

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  As I unpacked from our quick island getaway, stowaway grains of Maui sand trickled out of my suitcase…welcome souvenirs of a much-needed escape from the busy summer we’ve had.  Waking up each morning to the sound of waves crashing on the rocks outside our room and seeing nothing but blue water for miles and […]