HOW TO SECTION A GRAPEFRUIT (with VIDEO)

How To Section A Grapefruit (with Video)

Maybe “luxurious” is not a word you’d normally associate with grapefruit, but that’s how it feels to me when I have a big bowl of grapefruit sections chilling in the fridge, ready to enjoy. It takes some work to eat a grapefruit (no matter how you slice it!) but I’m going to show you a technique that I use for cutting grapefruits into sections that’s quick and easy, once you get the hang of it. …

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My Italian Cooking Vacation

MY ITALIAN COOKING VACATION

Hi! I just got back from a cooking vacation in Positano, Italy with my husband Eddie. It was a fantastic week of cooking classes and enjoying one of the world’s most picturesque spots. I have so many delicious new recipes but first I want to tell you about the trip and show you my photos.

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Salad

GRILLED ZUCCHINI CAPRESE SALAD

Adapted from Cooking Light and A Trip to Capri, Italy Ciao from Positano, Italy!  I’m here with my husband Eddie. We’ve been meaning to come here, to the Amalfi Coast, since we got married 25 years ago. It was supposed to be our honeymoon destination. But we had just bought a new house that needed a…

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blackened fish tacos recipe

BLACKENED FISH TACOS

Adapted from Cooking Light Blackened fish tacos is a happy dish – easy to make, festive, healthy, and scrumptious! Blackening is an extremely flavorful technique for cooking fish (or chicken or beef). It’s also super quick and easy: brush the fish with oil or butter; sprinkle with spices; sear in a very hot Cast Iron…

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Syrian Spinach Soup

SYRIAN SPINACH SOUP

Healthy Mediterranean food, with fresh seasonal ingredients, defines Syrian cuisine. Where I live, in New England, spring green is abounding. My reliable (insuppressible) mint plants are back in full force, attempting to vanquish the entire herb garden. Here’s a delicious, healthy, seasonal soup that features fresh mint and a mountain of spinach. 

Mackerel Crudo by Chef Jeff Fournier

THE ART OF FOOD

For the past 8 months I’ve been helping to plan an event called “The Art of Food.”  Last Wednesday night (5/27) was the big night.  100 guests turned out at a beautiful private home in Newton, MA, to meet and mingle with four of Newton’s star chefs and to enjoy an evening of food and…

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Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps - Panning The Globe

KOREAN BEEF LETTUCE WRAPS

Looking for an over the top appetizer? An explosion of flavor?  This recipe is  an appetizer version of my Korean BBQ Burger recipe.  Korean Bulgogi beef is so delectable – I want to keep finding ways to create new recipes around it!  The beef is sliced extra thin and marinated with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic,…

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Yakitori

YAKITORI CHICKEN

Yakitori is one of the oldest and most popular traditional Japanese dishes. It’s a casual dish, great for after work with a beer or for a laid back party. Bite-sized pieces of chicken, chicken parts, meat or vegetables are skewered and cooked over a charcoal grill or an open flame, and glazed with a sweet…

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7 Flavor Precious Chicken

7 FLAVOR PRECIOUS CHICKEN

Have you ever noticed how the names of dishes on Chinese restaurant menus often evoke scenes or emotions, rather than describing what’s in them? In contrast American restaurants are often extremely literal in their menu item names – including details like the name of the farm where the animal who’s meat you’re eating lived, and…

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spice-crusted pork potatoes and vegetables

SPICE-CRUSTED PORK, POTATOES AND VEGETABLES

One of my favorite things to cook and eat is a big pile of roasted potatoes, vegetables and onions.  I decided to make a whole meal of it, by adding Spanish-style spice-crusted pork to the mix.  My latest recipe for Spanish Romesco Sauce, is what inspired this recipe. I needed something to sauce! The spice crusted pork…

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Spanish Romesco Sauce

SPANISH ROMESCO SAUCE

If a sauce could have charisma, that’s how I would characterize Romesco Sauce. It’s a vibrant, stunningly delicious condiment from Catalonia in northeastern Spain. I’ve come across it in cookbooks and magazines over the years, but I had never tried it before I started developing this recipe. When I pureed up my first batch and…

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Shrimp with White Beans and Crispy Kale

CANYON RANCH SHRIMP with WHITE BEANS and KALE

I just returned from a rejuvenating get-away, four days at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires.  That’s where this delicious Mediterranean shrimp salad recipe comes from. Canyon Ranch, if you don’t know it, is a health resort and spa in Lenox Massachusetts – a two hour drive from Boston. I went there because I was feeling frazzled…

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