Food Writing

17 Jan Recipe Redux: Still delicious, now more nutritious: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

[caption id="attachment_1487" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Roasted Vegetable Lasagna"][/caption] Layers of melted Italian cheeses and hearty meat sauce make classic lasagna a fallback favorite for many, especially as comfort food cravings accompany cold winter temperatures. But have you ever taken a peek at the hidden calories baked into...

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11 Jan Hot off the press: Panini for breakfast, lunch and dinner

[caption id="attachment_1459" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Steak Sandwich Panini with Grilled Onions, Peppers and Provolone"][/caption] Some say panino, I say panini.   Any way you slice it, those groovy grilled sandwiches made with Italian bread and often pressed together in a warming grill seem to be everywhere now. In Italy,...

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28 Dec Produce Pick of the Week: Handsome Heirloom Tomatoes

[caption id="attachment_1419" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Classic Margherita Pizza"][/caption]   Sometimes, when you least expect it, something catches your eye,  something fresh and fabulous like the trio of handsome heirloom tomatoes calling out to me from their resting place in the rectangular wicker basket in the produce department at...

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21 Dec A Toast to the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_1384" align="alignleft" width="528" caption="Mini Cheesecakes with Sugared Cranberries"][/caption] ‘Tis the season to celebrate, and a holiday highlight for Mike and me is our annual Christmas party.  Having served up appetizers for several years, and then desserts for the last two, I decided to uncork a...

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16 Nov Special of the day: Getting to know your roots-vegetables, that is…

[caption id="attachment_1297" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Roasted Beet Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing and Candied Walnuts"][/caption] Onions and beets and potatoes, oh my! Rugged root vegetables spilling out of bags onto my kitchen counter left me pondering best possible usage of this wonderful windfall from my friend...

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