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Muriel’s Marvelous Asparagus

This is probably the only dish I prepare in a microwave, but it works so well, and is a great last-minute addition of elegance and color, and is a lovely compliment to any dinner. Ingredients Small bunch asparagus 1 tbsp. hazelnut oil (or other nut oil, or olive oil) 1/2 tsp. sea salt Instructions Cut […]

Java Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

We had a lovely dinner at this restaurant in CA and the executive chef/owner Paul Sainoi serenaded us on the Thai instrument that his grandfather gave him. This is his grandmother’s recipe. “Thank you very much for dining with us. See you on your next trip! Have a great season.” – Paul Sainoi Executive Chef and Coowner […]

Hippy Cookies

I’ve made these for my friends at home, in CA, and in England (baking soda is bicarbonate of soda there!) Basically, I put everything I put in my oatmeal in the morning and bake it into a cookie with bananas to sweeten and hold it together! Ingredients 3 c. bananas, smashed 2 c. raisins 4 […]

Lisa’s Finnish Platty Pancakes

This is my sister Lisa’s modification of the famous Finnish “platty” pancakes (pronounced bplattuu) that we had every Sunday night as children. I’m looking forward to having these when I visit her in Tampa, FL in February! Ingredients 4 eggs (beaten) 2 c. milk 3/4 c. flour (oat flour) 1/3 c. melted butter pinch of salt […]

Fresh Chanterelle Pasta with Lemon-Cream Brown Butter

This recipe comes from the folks at Wooldridge Creek Winery in the Applegate Valley of Oregon. It certainly qualifies under the ‘Taste’ and ‘Time’ criteria. As for nutrition, this looks ‘richer’ than it is – a little goes a long way. Using whole wheat pasta deals stays away from refined flour and I sometimes substitute […]

Leek and Turnip Soup

Here is a nice one from Anne Roos to warm the chilly days at home in Nashville, I add some chives as I still have some from the garden that have survived the winter freeze. (more…)