Tag Archives: Leftovers

      I love leftovers!     Maybe it’s because my frugal Yankee mother never wasted a thing- especially food.     Maybe it’s because using up last night’s supper gives me license to get creative in the kitchen.     Or, maybe it’s because I get a bit lazy some days and don’t plan our evening […]

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     First of all, there’s no such thing as an ‘Ugly Tomato’. They are ALL beautiful- in fact, the weirder looking- the better.      Most of the tomatoes you find in the grocery are genetically altered to get bigger, faster, rounder,  redder, ship well, and…. sterile (when I say ‘sterile‘ I mean if you save the […]

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     Last night it was just too damn hot to cook anything interesting- too hot to even chew. Really.     What to do?     We fell back on an all-american favorite- the hamburger- grilled to perfection, covered in melted blue, tucked between a garlic-buttered grilled onion bun.      Accompanied by a dozen chilled deviled […]

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     The lettuces in my itty-bitty courtyard garden are going crazy- almost ready to bolt, so… time to pick, and enjoy the slightly bitter, full nutty-flavored leaf that is arugula.     Last night, I sauteed chicken in a lemony butter, whipped-up an anchovy-oil-salt-creole mustard dressing, tossed everything together, and served with a  green pea-dotted […]

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       Last night I took a look around the kitchen (and in the fridge), and decided to use-up some left-overs and have some fun (that’s not an oxymoron).     Sometimes I like to use the kitchen as more of a laboratory than a food factory, and so… three large tomatoes were hollowed-out, rice […]

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