Marinated Mozzarella and Peppered Peppers
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Marinated Mozzarella and Peppadew Peppers

We do a lot of casual entertaining, and are always looking for fun, tasty appetizers to serve up to our guests before dinner. This is a versatile antipasto starter with tiny mozzarella balls and sweet tangy Peppadews red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and fresh herbs (we use thyme here). The longer the mozzarella balls

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Sunday Supper: Eggplant Dumplings Parmigiana

The growing season comes to an end and late summer vegetables like eggplant, squashes and peppers are growing weaker on the vine here in North Florida. This is the grand finale. Typically, I feel motivated to put the bounty of late season eggplants to good use by making an Eggplant Parmigiana. I make a pretty

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Hello Fall! Hello soup and stew weather! It’s possible to enjoy a hearty soup with all the richness, soulfulness, and goodness without meat. This soup is a classic and beautiful in its simplicity. Perfect for the cooler days ahead. Mushroom Barley Soup Serves 4

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White Bean Mash With Garlic Aïoli

I have been making a gradual move to a more plant focused way of eating and am always looking for inspiration to level up my whole food journey. My challenge is learning new ways to prepare and present plant-based dishes in new and exciting ways to keep me coming back for more. Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook

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Savoring the Season

Tomatoes With Creamy Feta

Hands down one of my favorite new recipes. The sharp salty flavor of feta cheese combined with the rich texture of Greek yogurt make a perfect base for the layer of summer tomatoes, lemon juice and mint. If you thought it ends there, it doesn’t- let’s warm up olive oil, and add smoked paprika (A

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Next Stop The Hague

Arriving late afternoon in Amsterdam, and moving quickly to baggage claim with the final exit just beyond the glass doors, we could see him. His oversized smile greeted us. A moment reminded me he grew older, a little wiser but, remained virtually unchanged. His smile, his incredibly sunny and optimistic disposition unchanged from his first

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