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Delicious Asparagus Chowder makes for a great spring dish Nothing screams spring more than asparagus. Even though it’s available all year long, asparagus is most perfectly cooked when locally available. That’s when it tastes the best. Steamed, boiled, sautéed, roasted, grilled — asparagus takes on different qualities however you cook it. Many people prefer pencil-thin asparagus spears as their delicate texture makes them great for salads and even eaten raw. But the thicker ones are more flavorful and they stand up better to cooking methods like grilling. You don’t even need to peel them. You can get a lot of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Delaware Girl Eats
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Lightened up lasagna makes a fitting dish to welcome spring Today, Italians and Italian Americans are celebrating St. Joseph's Day. They honor both Joseph, the earthly foster-father of Jesus, and also all fathers, so it’s a Father’s day celebration. Considering that my father was a holder of the 'Joseph' namesake along with his sister Josephine, today is a special day for our family. This feast has many ancient origins that began as the vigil of the spring equinox in ancient times. While this is one of the most significant feast days in Italy, it’s also a reason to celebrate. Typically... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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Roasted Carrot Soup makes a warming dish for the last days of winter. Unexpected and often good things happen when you do something for someone else. Often true in life, this axiom is also the premise of Isabel Vincent’s book “Dinner with Edward”. Both the author and Edward are struggling as we meet them in the book – Isabel with a failing marriage and Edward with the death of his beloved wife. Through their frequent dinners prepared by Edward they came to see how dinner with a friend opens up new vistas and nourishment that “sustains us against the hungers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
Hope you will try Wendy!
HI Sarah -- indeed it is delicious. Give a try!
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Easy and delicious Andouille & Chicken Gumbo - a great Mardi Gras dish Mardi Gras, the New Orleans celebration of Fat Tuesday which is marked by eating, drinking and parading. The raucous event preceding the start of Lent will soon be upon us. Let’s face it, Mardi Gras is an excuse to party, or at least host friends over for a festive dinner. And gumbo in its many variations is at the heart of Mardi Gras celebrations. So what is gumbo anyway? It’s a hearty soup made with a medium or dark roux, which is a combination of slowly roasted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
Simona I was the next book already too. My dilemma now is what dish to make in inspiration. Stay tuned
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Hi Deb-- thanks so much for including me in the roundup "after the fact"! appreciate your efforts in hosting that round and look forward to the next selection -- cathy
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats
Yes- In dDelaware we talk about 2 degrees of separation, but there were many more with this book.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats
Hi Simona -- so glad Deb added me after the fact to the roundup. I really like this group, and the upcoming selection. Hope you guys are well! cathy
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats
Hi Claudia -- I agree simple is best. What a great read this was -- cathy
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats
Deb - thanks for adding me after the fact! I really was inspired by this read, and look forward to the next which I've already read. Just need to select a recipe at this point. Hope you are well! cathy
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Butter Almond Cake at Delaware Girl Eats
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I recently read “Stir” by Jessica Fechtor where she recounts her recovery at a very young twenties age from a brain aneurism. Her reflections on emerging from a life-threatening illness through food were captivating. The writing is spritely and inspiring. Plus there were 27 recipes and she grew up on the East Side of Cleveland, which is where I am from. I’d love to know where but she doesn’t say exactly. An added bonus was that she quoted MJK Fisher, one of my favorite authors. About MFK Fisher, she says that the writer published in one of her books in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
Simona -- your salad looks so refreshing for us here in the frigid northeast! I really liked this book, partly because Jessica was from Cleveland for a time, where I grew up. I also liked her quotes about how food refreshes the soul. It’s essentially a story about courage and faith. Plus she quoted MFK Fisher. I read the book, made the Almond Cake, photographed it but then due to some stuff that came up didn't get to do the web-post in time. Oh well -- great read. Catch the next one.
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I have to tell you that when our "own" professional chef prepared this dish for us at julia child's house near Nice France we were blown away. So easy and so good!
I have to tell you that when our "own" professional chef prepared this dish for us at julia child's house near Nice France we were blown away. So easy and so good!
It was a special honor to stay there. And I actually slept in her bedroom! It rocks!
See, I like thighs better than breasts just for the reason that they are so juicy and tender.
I have to tell you, when our "own" professional chef prepared this for us in Julia Child's house in France I was over the moon. Hope you enjoy it too!
Well, enough said I guess! You'll love this -- cathy
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After all the rushing, shopping, decorating and cooking up a storm during the holidays, now is the time to bring in the New Year with simple, easy to prepare suppers. But make no mistake in underestimating such simple dishes. They can be bursting with flavor, as evidenced by the roundup of Easy Supper Recipes that my friends at the Sunday Supper group have lined up and which are listed below. For my contribution, I chose skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs roasted on a sheet pan with potatoes, root vegetables, lemons and olives Provencal style, just as the chef who cooked for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Delaware Girl Eats
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Italian Ricotta cookies for Christmas Photo courtesy of Jim & Betty Bonavita At this time of year, friends share holiday treats and stories of their family food traditions. Their recipes hold long-treasured memories kept alive by us for the next generation. While we come from different places -- Hungary, Italy, the Ukraine, Poland, or Puerto Rico -- the stories are similar. Some of them are about great cooks, some about those who could not cook at all. Some of the stories are wistful, like longing for the crusciki recipe that died with a friend’s mom. Some are joyful, like enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Delaware Girl Eats
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Baked Oysters Rockefeller make for a perfect Delaware Day Dish Delaware and oysters have a longstanding connection. Our Delaware Bay once was prolific in producing them, yielding a harvest of 1 -2 million bushels during the 1930’s. But also this week is Delaware Day (Dec 7) when we honoring the day in 1787 when lawyer and statesman Caesar Rodney rode through the night from Delaware to Philadelphia to sign the new US Constitution. Since he was the first to sign, Delaware became “The First State”, an honor in which we take great pride. I asked Chef Robbie Jester of Beat... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Delaware Girl Eats
Yes that's certainly right Deb
Simona -- I've never heard of purgatory beans but imagine they are tasty. And you are brave for making your own tahini. It sounds like it must be quite a project
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