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Steak Chimichurri

August 12, 2011

We love to barbecue in the summer, it keeps the heat of cooking outside and most importantly grilled food has that caramel, flame, and smoke flavor. For years my kids thought there was only one flavor of steak and that was Teriyaki.  Truth is there are many wonderful flavors in the grilling universe and it is time […]

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Eggplant Parmesan Salad

August 11, 2011

Everyone loves a decadent slice of eggplant parmesan with hot bubbly cheese oozing out layers of fried eggplant laced with marinara sauce, but how about a hot weather version that you could serve cold in salad form, for those dog days of August.

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Simple Stir Fry for Dinner

August 3, 2011

Sephardic, Mediterranean food, and California Cuisine dominate in our home, but every once in a while I crave an Asian inspired stir fry.  So simple, this dish took me 35 minutes to make, once I realized I had the ingredients on hand. You will need: 2 (12 ounce) Spencer steaks, which is what my butcher […]

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Lamb Chops

July 8, 2011

On the Forth of July Michael and I were on our own.  I made a sweet little dinner with some of our favorite things to enjoy with conversation, just the two of us.  I served Baby Lamb Chops simply grilled on the barbecue with an assortment of grilled vegetables and some rice.  

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Whole Turkey On The Barbecue

May 5, 2011

Today dawned hot and blue, birds chirping, the perfume of Honey Suckle, Jasmine, and Citrus blossoms is in the super dry air. The mercury is going to rise to around 90 degrees in my neck of the woods.  That is definitely warm and while usually I get away without running my air conditioning this time […]

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