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Cod That’s Good!

Need a great and so easy to make fish dish good enough for company? Baked cod fillet with tomatoes, olives and onions is a fast supper in less than 30 minutes.Mediterranean Baked Cod Serves 42 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 1/4 pounds fresh cod or h…

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So Many Zucchini

Growing zucchini makes you think…long and hard. What to do with such a prolific plant!  Most of us have our favorite recipes from zucchini bread to zucchini chips and, yes even apple/zucchini pie! Do I want to be bogged down with dreaming up new ways to use th…

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How Many Ways Can You Love Blueberries

Blueberries are in and they are as New England as lobster and clams! My biggest challenge is getting to pick them from my own bushes before the birds have breakfast! I could net the bushes I suppose but that takes away from the “look” and glamour of the expe…

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Lime Time

Ten Things to do with a bag of limes 1) The juice and zest are great in a dough for butter cookies instead of vanilla extract 2) Marinate chicken and fish in lime juice with chopped garlic, parsley, onion and red pepper flakes 3) Mix the juice with chopped mint and hon…

Savoring and Saving Fresh Herbs

Now is the time to capture the flavor of fresh herbs for (dare I say it) winter cooking. Whether you have an herb garden or buy them at your favorite market, herbs can make the difference in a dish tasting just so so or really full of flavor and we all need a little tasty…

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Tips for Eating in Italy

Summertime means travel time for many people and with the dollar strong against the Euro right now, it is an ideal time to visit Italy. One of the things to look forward to is of course the food, local, regional food. Where to eat can seem like a daunting task, given the …

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Cauliflower Is In

Cauliflower is the new in veggie for 2015 so make the most of it; start by making this spicy cauliflower and anchovy sauce for pasta.Steam two cups of the florets and set aside. In a large sauté pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil, add 1 minced onion and 1 minc…

Remember To Give Thanks

Memorial Day is a time to pause to honor those who have given the full measure of love for their country and a reminder for us to never forget the price of freedom. I’ll start the commemoration like so many others at the Memorial Day parade. What could be more patri…

Not Your Mother’s Baked Beans

Baked beans are predictable and a much loved Boston tradition; after all, the city is known as “Bean Town.” Don't get me wrong; I love baked beans but sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little and that is what happened when I did a clean sweep of the…

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Something For Your Sweet Mom

Show mom a little baking love and present her something good and sweet to have with tea or coffee, like these mini cobblers. Mix up any kind of fruit (I used blackberries, rhubarb, raspberries and apples, one cup each), and added a pinch of salt, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoo…

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