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Almond Lemon Gluten-Free Olive Oil Cake
After a big meal this light cake still disappeared easily. If you don't have spelt flour and you don't mind…
Villa Napoli Pizza
The woman standing behind the counter said the pizza was the best in town. Villa Napoli in a former fast…
Quick Moules
Mussels are an inexpensive way to get a lot of seafood taste. With about $5, you'll get a pound,…
Tomato Breakfast
Once, in Spain, we were having breakfast and the guy next to us started rubbing big, hunking tomato quarters all…
Hot Days filled with Too Much Fun to Cook
Hot days. So many tomatoes. I picked the first few plum tomatoes. We have nine (4  San Marzano Redorta; 5 Opalka)…
Steak with Peppercorns - au so poivre
Steak au poivre -- steak with pepper doesn't need to be a great cut of meat or a huge…
Daube with Anchovies. A Different Kind of French Beef Stew
Beef Bourguignon is Steuart's all-time best, never-fail crowd pleaser, but he makes it all the time. Poor me. For a…
French Onion Soup for the Last of Winter
It's a weekend and my husband is working on a project elsewhere, so I can take some time to make…
Homemade Crackers Spice up Cheeses
Well-made cheese is exceptional - shouldn't become usual. It's expensive, high in fat, but pleasantly high in calcium and…
Toasted Oatmeal Easy Breakfast
Organic rolled on the left; organic steel cut on the right. Rolled is cut, steamed and rolled through a mill;…