by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on August 31, 2014


On a recent trip to Portland Oregon, my friends and me had occasion to dine at Castagna a wonderful tasty restaurant in Portland’s South East side of town.  [click to continue…]


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Steak Chimichurri

August 12, 2011
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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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July 19, 2011
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Tabouleh is the perfect summer salad, refreshing, healthy, and easy to make.  Served cold or room temperature, it is a fine accompaniment to grilled kufte, kabob, and chicken along with some pita and hummus.  Tabouleh is also wonderful on a buffet line up for barbecues.  The green herbaceous flavor along with the lemon juice zip cools you down on a hot […]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Plantains

March 25, 2011
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On the occasion of a birthday party for one of my Tuesday night movie  friends, this particular dish we tasted at one of Los Angeles’s top restaurants, Hatfield’s, was most memorable. The dish impressed me so much that I came home determined to make it.  One of the key ingredients

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Ghormeh Sabzi Soup, Persian Green Herb Soup

January 18, 2010
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Living in Beverly Hills affords me the opportunity to be up close and personal with many Iranians.  There is a very large Persian population in Beverly Hills and the Westside of Los Angeles.  The majority fled tyranny after the demise of the Shah.  Beverly Hills is so ethnic that the public school system takes a holiday for […]

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