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CRUNCHY SPICED CHICKPEAS

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This is a Mediterranean version of Japanese wasabi peas.  Perfect for serving with cocktails.   They are salty, spicy, lemony and loaded with fresh herbs.    My herb garden is lush with these aromatic herbs, a perfect time to make … Continue reading

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SAUSAGE ROLLS WITH HOT HONEY MUSTARD DIP

This is a fabulous combination of hot Italian sausage and shatteringly delicate puff pastry.  Each one bite portion is an explosion of wonderful favour and texture.    The honey mustard dip takes the old-fashioned sausage rolls to dazzling new heights. … Continue reading

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GORGEOUSLY RICH SILKY SMOOTH CHICKEN LIVER PATE

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There is nothing more divine than a perfectly executed pâté.   It is heaven on a plate.   You can make a lunch out of it.  Serve it before dinner.  I have even been known to spread this buttery rich … Continue reading

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THE EASIEST AND MOST POPULAR PARTY HORS d’OEUVRE EVER!!!

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HOT PEPPER JELLY AND CREAM CHEESE   It has just two ingredients.   It will be devoured long before the dishes you worked all day to prepare.    Serve it Super Bowl Sunday.  Spectacularly easy –   Hot Pepper Jelly over Cream … Continue reading

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TEN THINGS TO DO WITH ROASTED GARLIC

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  Slow roasting whole heads of garlic with a drizzle of oil concentrates the flavors and adds a caramelized note that enhances garlic’s natural sweetness.  The flavor of the garlic becomes mellow and delicate.  The cloves soften and are easy … Continue reading

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BEEF KEFTEDES .. a delectable Greek appetizer

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Keftesdes , delicious little Greek “fritters” can be made with lamb or beef, zucchini, tomatoes or chickpeas.  They are “can’t stop eating them” starters.      So many wonderful fresh vegetables are available that dinner tonight will be heavily weighted on the … Continue reading

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BABY DUTCH BABIES

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Petite Dutch babies are a delicate, delicious close relative of popovers.  This recipe cradles a savory filling of cream cheese and chutney in the crisp, tender popover.  Serve them warm or at room temperature.    They may look a little lop-sided … Continue reading

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AVOCADO PIQUANT

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PIQUANT AVOCADOS Preparation time:  10 minutes, serves 4 2 ripe avocados 6 Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 1 tbsp capers preserved in salt, rinsed and drained 2-3 canned anchovy fillets, drained and chopped generous 1/3 cup olive oil juice of … Continue reading

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