Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Artisanal Bread

How can you go through an entire fall season without creating something in the pumpkin spice category? I can’t. And, I don’t think we can go very long without something in the form of chocolate in our house either. Yum! Add a touch of cinnamon, a dash of cloves, and a pinch of allspice, along…

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Thai Green Curry Sweet Potato Soup

Fall has been in the air for several weeks now. Other than the crisp air, brilliant color schemes, aromatic essences filling our world, and the shorter days to hunker down inside, my favorite part of the season is the reintroduction of warming soups. There’s just something amazingly wonderful about a hot pot of soup on…

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Parsnip Pear Soup

We fell in love with Stony Brook oils a few years ago. Valerie and I are often infatuated with the latest and greatest when it comes to food and other fine things. (Yes, the staff at Nordy’s knows us well). And our relationship status with really fine things may go beyond mere infatuation. We are…

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Chocolate Artisan Bread with Banana & Almond Essence Butters

One the weekend at The Cabin with friends, I was challenged, once again, to create a “new” type of bread. I’m always up for a challenge, as you know. I LOVE competition…and I LOVE checking items off the list and designating items as “mission accomplished.” I suppose you may surmise that I simply love winning!…

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Tomatoes, Figs, Rosemary, & Lemon Stilton

In my neck of the woods, our tomato harvest comes late…very late in the season. But when the bunches, bundles, and bounty of tomatoes arrives, we are all looking for ways to savor in the sensual, salubrious crop. Now that fall is in the air, adding a touch of fig and rosemary to those tomatoes…

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Lemon Parsnip Cornish Hens

Do you remember the Friends episode at Thanksgiving when Monica made Joey his own entire turkey? The situation was that Monica decided she was not going to make a turkey at all. Phoebe doesn’t eat meat. Rachel was pregnant and having meat aversions. (Oh, and by the way Brad Pitt was a guest in this…

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Blackberry Sweet Potato Chicken Pasta

Sometimes you want to enjoy both the savory and the sweet in life. After all, what’s one without the other? And sometimes you just want to create a work of art and eat – skip the writing. Let’s just enjoy this exactly the way it is.

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