Category Archives: Recipes

Dinner in Fifteen: Couscous Salad with Grapes, Olives, and Goat Cheese

When it’s hot—and I know my best friend, who lives in San Diego, would not classify eighty degrees as hot, but hey, we live in Boston—I, like other sane people, do not like to turn on the stove to cook. … Continue reading

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Spring Salad: Lettuce and Cantaloupe with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Largely self-explanatory, I think, but the combination of fresh, crisp green lettuce, sweet cantaloupe, and tangy, creamy dressing is a winner. For the salad:  One large head of green leaf lettuce, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces Half a large … Continue reading

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Barley, Tomato, Basil, and Feta Salad

Mr. O helped plan our dinners this week, and he found this recipe on BuffChickpea, which is the basis for our salad.  We made a few changes to the recipe we found, which was itself adapted from a Bon Appetit … Continue reading

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An Invented Salad and an Adapted Lasagna

This past weekend, Mr. O happened to see a cooking show that featured a vegetable lasagna, and since we had yet to finish the grocery shopping, we thought, “why not?”  We asked our Dear Friends LG and AR to come … Continue reading

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Refreshing Mid-winter Salad, Two Ways

Earlier this week, I made Nigella Lawson’s Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad (recipe here), since I had poached chicken on hand and cabbage is 49 cents per pound at Russo’s. Absolutely fabulous, but, as anyone who’s ever bought cabbage knows, … Continue reading

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Quick, and Probably Inauthentic Curry

Potato and Cauliflower Curry 2 large potatoes, cubed 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped into florets 2 small carrots 1/2 large head of kale 1 red pepper 1 onion 1 clove garlic 1 quart chicken broth 1 chicken breast, pre-cooked olive … Continue reading

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Maine Trifle

This weekend, we Os received a visit from our family in Maine, and in their honor, I made what am calling a Maine trifle: a chocolate blueberry trifle. Maine Chocolate Blueberry Trifle 9-inch chocolate cake (I made one from scratch, … Continue reading

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