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Fiddlehead ferns for dinner

We first ate fiddleheads in Japan, in Kyoto, in a spring tempura dish. We were charmed not only by its visual on the plate, but also by its fresh spring taste. Tonight, to accompany our omelette, we sauteed some garlic, … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Guile

One of the most important things that JB has brought to our relationship is his recipe for Jacob’s Guile. He said he got the recipe from an old friend in the 70s (who found it in a Time-Life cookbook) and he … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Cookies

Mmmm… part of our Pre-Valentine’s Day meal this evening. Easy. Quick. Delicious. Original recipe by my husband’s mother. Now tweaked over these many years. Yes, off to the kitchen to get another.

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Tsukemono

Part of every traditional Japanese meal includes Tsukemono, Japanese pickles (literally “pickled things”). They add a piquant flavor to the meal and are perfect digestives. They usually are brightly colored so they contribute aesthetically to the plate as well. It is … Continue reading

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Mrouzia for the New Year

Last night JB and I planned an extensive and delicious New Year’s meal, whose centerpiece was Mrouzia, a very important Morrocan dish usually served during Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Festival of the Sacrifice of Ishmael (the sacrifice of Isaac in … Continue reading

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Kale Quinoa Patties

We tried a new recipe last night— Kale Quinoa Patties. JB found the recipe online. These are the best vegetarian burgers ever. Very close to the texture and taste of hamburgers. We’re very excited to experiment with all kinds of … Continue reading

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Romanian Pot le gel

My Romanian grandmother (my mother’s mother) used to make this dish and when I was young, I hated it. My mother would put great big dollops of it on her salad instead of dressing or slather it across thick slices … Continue reading

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