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Big Green Salad Moroccan-Inspired, Sort Of

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I’m not claiming this to be a “Moroccan Salad.” It is a good example of how to contribute to a dinner party. Friends Chris and Patricia (she’s the chef blogger at Fresh Food in a Flash – and photographer that night) hosted. Patricia was marinating meat in “Moroccan seasonings,” so I said we’d bring salad. […]

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Nicoise Salad for Two Friends

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Friend Laura turned 49 this week and we originally planned to meet at a restaurant for a birthday lunch.  But this past month, I had been telling her about a speech I’ve been making here and there, none of the dates worked for her; she convinced me she really wanted to hear it (the subject […]

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Turkey Meatloaf with Spicy Ketchup

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Friday afternoons, I volunteer at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center as the Info Desk Lady.  My co-volunteer Marty is the Info Desk Guy.  Between screening visitors and handling queries like where are the bathrooms, the ER, the gift shop, the cafeteria, and “I’m in labor,” Marty and I discuss things.  One afternoon, we discussed […]

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Favorite Ham Story, And The Recipe

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This is the best recipe ever to cook the perfect ham for Easter. It was by luck that I stumbled on this compelling story about feeding a sophisticated crowd via a cheap ham, called the “Ham Gambit.”  Most likely, the use of the word CHEAP got my attention because there are few people who are […]

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Hot Beef Sundae at the Iowa State Fair

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Larry and I were in our “collecting states” travel mode and he needed Iowa.  So, we attended the Iowa State Fair and acquired something more than another pin in our map.  We got a dose of delightful.   And it was quite the food adventure. Movies like the Bridges of Madison County are my favorite – […]

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