Tagged: ‘lemon’

The Slow Cooker: Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken with Almonds

Here is a totally different flavored chicken laced with some subtle spices, currants, and honey in a tomato based sauce that uses cooked salsa. It is a brilliantly simple recipe that tastes like a whole lot more…

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Hot Tomato Consommé

Consomme is a clear, strong broth often served as the first course of French-style meals. Consomme is made from meat or poultry bones or even vegetables, but is clarified by straining the stock instead of leaving it full of chunky vegetables like in regular soup. The true process is long, but rewarding, and all true chefs learn to make it. But a lovely mock consomme can be made with tomato juice and canned broth in the slow cooker. This is an unusual, light bodied soup adapted from one of my favorite phamplets called Home for The Holidays by Irena Chalmers’ Potpourri Press (1980). Don’t skip the avocado garnish; it is delicious as it is lovely to look at.

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Champagne Fondue


With that leftover bottle or little split of Champagne, impress guests with this simple fondue. Remember to allow about 4 slices of bread per person and, when dipping, swirl and stir the fondue each time.  If the fondue is too…

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Favorites From Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking

Can you share five recipes from your book Not Your Mother’s Weeknight Cooking and tell us why you like these recipes for busy weeknights.

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The Microwave: Steamed Artichoke with Artichoke Hummus

Many cooks won’t tackle the whole artichoke in the microwave. But cooked one at a time in a measuring cup, makes the job a joy. Another tantalizing Italian-style way with vegetables cookery.

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Wine-Poached Salmon with Dill


Word is that there is a lot more salmon coming since the three year moratorium giving time for the fishery to build up its stock again is lifted for salmon fishing on the West Coast. There are never enough recipes…

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Cherry Cobbler with Rum Whipped Cream

The other day in the check out line while perusing the scandal sheets, I realized the person in front of me and the one behind me were both buying big bags of fresh sweet cherries. Voila. Cherry season has arrived. Spring is officially here and with it, the first little stone fruit. So buy enough to eat fresh out of hand, then some for cooking a crisp or cobbler (easier than pie), muffins, and some savory dish like duck with cherries.

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Desserts That Cook Slow and Never Fail to Delight

Desserts in a slow cooker sounds kinda weird, but once you have gotten used to using the appliance, the sky’s the limit. When Julie and I went to research and test dessert recipes we had a problem we had not predicted—there were too many things to make instead of not enough.

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Mediterranean Greek Salad

A well-made combination salad is an irresistible delight. Especially on a hot night. It is healthy eating at it’s best and appeals to all types of eaters, fitting all palates (those on special diets appreciate lusty main dish salads they can dig into with abandon as well).

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Artichokes


Aioli is an infamous garlic mayonnaise that is an integral part of the cuisine of Provence in southern France.  There exists some knock-you-out versions made with probably heads of garlic, but a delicious, and not so deadly, aioli is made…

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