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Recipes: Starters and Nibbles

Labor Day Appetizers and Summer’s Sweet End

I’ve spent the summer in New England. It’s been an eye-opener on many levels. First, I was told all about the corn. “Our corn is the best in the world,” she said. In my mind, I silently dismissed it. “Oh-okay,” I responded. The half acknowledgment that conveys the unspoken sentiment, “You really don’t know what… Read more »

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Salt: Making Every Grain Count & The World’s Most Essential Mineral

Did you know there are more about 10,000,000 crystals per pound of salt? I get lots of questions about salt. I have at least twelve different salts in my kitchen. In general, I cook savory foods with plain old Diamond Brand or Morton’s coarse kosher salt. I use fine sea salt or uniodized salt for… Read more »

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Easter Dinner: April “Country Living” on the Stands!

  Wow. That’s all I have to say. Well, that’s not true. I also have to say thank you. Lots and lots of thank yous. Many thanks to Country Living Magazine and Monica Willis (no relation!) for asking me to be a part of this special issue. I am so grateful to Jona and the… Read more »

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