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Salmon with Indian Spices, poached in oil

Salmon with Indian Spices, poached in oil by John Spottiswood

I love salmon and am always looking for creative ways to make it. This is the first time I've tried it with Indian spices and poached in oil (adapted from a recipe in Fine Cooking). Honestly, I thought it was just fabulous. The spices and the cooking method combined made it one of the best salmon dishes I have had. It is amazingly…

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White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce by Frank Fariello

This dish brings me back to my Vienna days: white asparagus and potatoes with hollandaise sauce. The appearance of asparagus in the markets of Vienna--as elsewhere--is a harbinger of Spring. Austrians (and Germans) have a thing for white asparagus. They prefer it to the green kind that is more familiar in most other places. In fact,…

6 votes
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Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce)

Pere al vino rosso (Pears in Red Wine Sauce) by Frank Fariello

Dessert is our house is normally a piece of fruit, perhaps with some cheese, and, in winter, some mixed nuts in their shells. This is why you will not find very many desserts featured on this blog. But there is at least one prepared dessert that makes its way on to our table in the colder months: pere al vino rosso, or pears poached…

3 votes
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Filetti di pesce all'acqua pazza

Filetti di pesce all'acqua pazza by Frank Fariello

Acqua pazza, or 'crazy water' is the humorous term for an extremely easy, but tasty way to poach fish--or, more specifically, to the poaching liquid.

4 votes
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Mezzelune al brasato (Half-moon Pasta filled with Braised Beef)

Mezzelune al brasato (Half-moon Pasta filled with Braised Beef) by Frank Fariello

Here's a wonderful way to 'recycle' leftover brasato (beef braised in red wine) or other pot roast—as a filling for stuffed pasta. In Piemonte, where this dish originates, the usual pasta to be stuffed with this brasato filling is actually agnolotti…

3 votes
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Gazpacho and Shrimp Shooters

Gazpacho and Shrimp Shooters by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a fresh, healthy appetizer that has a beautiful presentation. We took these over to a dinner party last night and they were a big hit! I'd plan on two per person. If you don't already have them, Target sells attractive little shooter glasses to serve them in for pennies. This is also a great Gazpacho recipe for serving…

5 votes
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How to Make Potato Gnocchi from Scratch

How to Make Potato Gnocchi from Scratch by Frank Fariello

It's not nearly as hard as you may think!

4 votes
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Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad by Bob Vincent

This recipe is adapted from one that appeared in The Whole Foods Market Cookbook published in 2002. It was sold in their Deli section of prepared foods. I don't know if they still offer it or not. I do minimal shopping at their stores and limit my purchases to specific items I can't get elsewhere at much cheaper prices. I made…

2 votes
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Poached Pears

Poached Pears by BearNakedBaker

I put my pear on a piece of cake, coated with raspberry syrup. and then drizzled with chocolate syrup....

3 votes
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Gnocchi al gorgonzola (Potato gnocchi with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce)

Gnocchi al gorgonzola (Potato gnocchi with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce) by Frank Fariello

It's Thursday, and the Romans out there will know that Thursdays in Rome (and perhaps in the rest of Italy, I'm not entirely sure…) is gnocchi day: giovedi' gnocchi as the saying goes. Today's offering is gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce. This incredibly…

4 votes
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Maccheroni al limone. Sardinia Island.

Maccheroni al limone. Sardinia Island. by CHEFMAURIZIO

Sardinia, a beautiful island. I've always tried to understand his people and of course cuisine. It was not easy, but I think I have succeeded almost entirely. The people of Sardinia, is a bit closed, but very generous, as well as superb cuisine. Sardinian cuisine has influences from Spain and Genoa. The ingredients are simple, the sea…

3 votes
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Sandwiches with Cottage Cheese, Greens and Garlic

Sandwiches with Cottage Cheese, Greens and Garlic by Mary Shaldibina

These sandwiches are for garlic fans.

4 votes
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Poached Salmon with Potato and Radish Salad

Poached Salmon with Potato and Radish Salad by Karen Vivers

Light and flavorsome, salmon poached in tasty liquor served with a potato salad with a twist!

1 vote
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Poached Pears

Poached Pears by Salad Foodie

A favorite fall dessert or breakfast fruit when pears are in season. This is a Better Homes and Garden Cookbook recipe, and the only liberty I take at times is to replace part or all of the sugar with Splenda (depending on guests and their diet requirements.) I often double the recipe (and 4 x the poaching liquid) and store pears in…

1 vote
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Gnocchi Carmelita's Way

Gnocchi Carmelita's Way by Carmelita

For soft light fluffy pillows that taste of potato, I have always made potato gnocchi without using egg at all and keeping the amount of flour to a minimum. Blog followers have tried my recipe and loved it, see for yourself and let me know what you think!

2 votes
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