Yearly Archives: 2009

Seared Wild Scallops with Garbanzo Beans + Barley

This is one of those dishes that is outrageously easy to make –but always receives rave reviews.  Plus, it’s incredibly hearty but light enough to indulge in often.  Just be sure to select the freshest scallops you can possibly get your hands on.  The brightness of the lemon zest, white wine and fresh parsley adds a welcome flavor combination on...

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Tawny Port + Chai Poached Pears

  I made this recently for an adult Halloween party and my house smelled incredible with all the aromatic chai spices simmering happily away on my stove for close to an hour.  The bonus is that it couldn’t be simpler, but looks and tastes like you spent hours preparing it.   Ingredients 2 firm, but...

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The Ancient Green :: Watercress Pesto

  Watercress is one of those vegetables that often get overlooked among all the organic greens popping up everywhere.  While I’m a big fan of innovation in the kitchen, sometimes the tried and true deserve a little love. After all, it is the most ancient of green vegetables known to man. Not only is watercress a...

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