Monthly Archives: February 2011

Perfect simple supper

Includes: Avocado and egg toasts    Simple supper for a stormy spring night = fresh berries and two topped toast slices (I used Whole Foods’ Seeduction bread): Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (that I brought back from Italy) + … Continue reading

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Bienvenidos a Miami!

Includes: Carolina Vintages, Raleigh, NC and La Esquina del Lechon, Miami, FL    How bizarre that the best meals I had on a recent business trip to Miami were in the airport and at a low-budget joint called Pig Corner … Continue reading

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Spring fever

Includes (in Raleigh, NC): The Pit, Hereghty Heavenly Delicious, Gigi’s    Oh my god do I have spring fever! And boy, does it scare me, because I know this string of 70s days is a tease — the cold isn’t … Continue reading

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Strollin’ and eatin’

Includes (all in Cary, NC): Roma’s, Chatham Street Cafe, Klara’s and more    My friend Sharon treated me to a walking food tour of downtown Cary for a belated birthday gift. I’ve been on such excursions with both local companies … Continue reading

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Rabbits and pigs

Includes: Chicken Corn Soup    I just returned from my mom’s annual Chinese New Year party. It’s quite the coveted invitation in Smithfield, Virginia. Here’s her template: Decorate like crazy — make sure you weave in plenty of whatever animal’s … Continue reading

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Conquering galette fear

I made a delicious galette for dinner tonight. My very first one. Yes, I was a 51-year-old galette virgin. Why? I fear pastry crust. I love to bake, and am pretty good at it. But I cannot for the life … Continue reading

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