Pesto Genovese Pasta

Pesto Genovese Pasta

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My friend Magali writes that with chilly winter temperatures in Geneva so she has been enjoying a lot of pasta these days. Yes, don’t we all do that? Cold day, forget a salad, let’s go for something a little more heartwarming and satisfying, right? So from Geneva with love: Pesto Genovese Pasta. Traditionally, it’s prepared with a marble mortar with...
Ginger-Orange Beef Stir-Fry

Ginger-Orange Beef Stir-Fry

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In my 20’s I didn’t eat red meat at all, just the occasional chicken breast and a whole lot of fish. Being a “Westcoast Girl”, fresh fish and seafood (sushi among all!) was a mainstay of my diet. That, along with my love of a good, fresh salad. These days, with my favorite Schwabe having three growing boys who...
Pasta with Smoked Sardines

Pasta with Smoked Sardines and Lemon

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This was one of those unintended successful dinners. I had planned to make a nice homemade corn chowder, however that takes time. Yes, the kind with real corn and soaked black beans. The no shortcuts kinda corn chowder. And actually the kind of chowder, sans the chowder, since what defines chowder is that’s it’s actually a thick, rich soup...
Papaya Avocado Salad in a Sweet Papaya Seed Dressing

Papaya Avocado Salad in a Sweet Papaya Seed Dressing

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Fruit is a great addition to any salad. Try pairing creamy, buttery papaya and avocado with crisp red pepper and romaine lettuce. Together with a fresh tarragon and papaya seed dressing, heavenly. Choose a firm, ripe avocado so you can enjoy the best of its smooth texture and a nutty taste. Don't toss the papaya seeds, not only are papaya...
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Breadcrumbs and Lemon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Breadcrumbs and Lemon

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Think you don't like brussels sprouts? Just like vegemite and marmite, they seem to conjure up reactions of love or hate. And of course they have their avid haters. Actually, they have topped the list of most hated vegetable in America and been equally vilified by the Brits despite their faithful appearance each winter at holiday time. But why...
Belgian Endive Salad with Pink Grapefruit

Belgian Endive Salad with Pink Grapefruit

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This is a lovely and light wintery Belgian endive salad, for when you are craving something light and crunchy in the midst of a season dominated by hearty comfort foods. Plus this salad has a fair amount of healthy nutrients to brighten our winter days! In winter, grapefruits are plentiful and can be a refreshing addition to a winter salad....