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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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Snack Attack: Roasted Chickpeas with Coriander

This is the new house snack here at Chez O. Upside: Delicious. Only 4 ingredients.  And not peanuts, which I always feel are unsafe for about fifty percent of the people I know. Downside: long oven time. So delicious that … Continue reading

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All that Remains of an Unbelievably Huge and Delicious Salad

Arugula, Pear, Walnut, & Goat Cheese Salad with Bacon, Balsamic Syrup, & Honey 5 cups baby arugula 3 bosc pears, just a tad underripe, very crunchy, sliced 4 oz goat cheese (thanks, Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted until fragrant … Continue reading

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Better Late than Never: Post-Lockdown Comfort Food

Taken on our porch, which we were very, very happy to get back to. Pita Chips and Cilantro Tzatziki 2 pita bread loaves 6oz Greek yogurt 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and seeded cumin mint cilantro olive oil zatar seasoning (sumac, … 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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Impromptu Summer Menu

Salad of cucumbers and RR’s fresh lettuce Sliced tomatoes (also RR) Fresh Corn, Onion, Basil and Tomato Gratin/Frittata (Recipe Follows)   Summer Vegetable Gratin-Frittata (inspired by AJ) 5 ears corn 6 eggs 1/2 small Vidalia onion 1 tomato handful of … Continue reading

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A Dinner Inspired by Mrs. O’s Grandmother

My grandmother’s stroganoff is one of my all-time favorite meals.  I’ve tried to duplicate it, but it never turned out quite right . . . until now. Grammie’s stroganoff is thinly sliced beef in a creamy, thin sauce with mushrooms … 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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Tom Yum Soup

I first had tom yum soup — a hot and sour Thai Soup, which with shrimp becomes tom yum goong — at Brown Sugar Cafe on Comm Ave in Boston.  It’s a little treasure of a restaurant that I found … Continue reading

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Sunday Dinner, Chapter I’ve Lost Count: Wherein We Return to a Classic

The classic, in this case, being roast chicken and salad. But first, a salad. Soft Boston lettuce, crunchy romaine, feta, and kalamata olives. I’d originally planned on simple lemon vinaigrette, but the inside of the lemon was no good, so … Continue reading

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Friday Night Stir Fry, Or, What I’ve Learned About Tofu

Here’s what I’ve learned about tofu: you just have to cook the hell out of it. Bake, broil, fry, whatever — just cook the hell out of it. (NB — this maxim does not apply to silken tofu, the highest … Continue reading

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Dinner, Interrupted

Mr. O worked late tonight, so this dinner’s preparation was split, but all told, it’s still under twenty minutes, and nice to look at to boot. Kielbasa, Kale, and White Beans 12oz turkey kielbasa 1/2 bunch kale 1 can white … Continue reading

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