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Gazpacho!

Last night I made — well, put the finishing touches on — homemade gazpacho. This is a two-day recipe or, at the very least, one that takes a full day because you’ll want to combine all the ingredients and then let them sit before puréeing them in a food processor. But it’s worth the wait!

This recipe came from a cooking class that a friend and I attended at our local Mon Continue reading

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Seared scallops

Wow, almost three months since the last post! You are owed an explanation (see end of post!).

Tonight, I made seared scallops, partly because they’re so easy to make and partly because we just got back from a week at North Carolina’s Outer Banks and wanted to hang on to that vacation feeling just a little while longer.

Start with three-quarters of a pound of Continue reading

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Chicken Marsala

Well, winter finally arrived in the Washington DC area with a bang this week — wet icy snow that turned into rock-hard chunks with the below-freezing temperatures over the past couple of days. Perfect time, though, for comfort food dishes, right?

I recently made Chicken Marsala for Continue reading

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