Chickpea of the Sea Sandwich

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This is like a vegetarian tuna salad sandwich, and it’s just about as quick to make as tuna salad is. It doesn’t exactly taste like tuna, but it definitely holds together like tuna salad, and it’s nice and tangy because of the vinegar in it. With all of the news about mercury in tuna and […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Smoky Caprese Panini

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It’s a cold and rainy night in NYC.  A good night to stay inside.  It’s the kind of night where I’d get a roaring fire going if we had a fireplace.  I’ve mentioned before that one of my sons won’t eat meat because he can’t stand the thought of hurting an animal, so we’ve been […]

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Thai Curry Turkey Burgers

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We arrived on Shelter Island yesterday early evening. It was gorgeous outside, the sun was shining and it was hot, but not too hot. I had a hankering to turn on the grill, but since it was getting late, I wanted to make something simple that wasn’t going to take me until midnight to prepare. […]

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Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas

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Our local farm stand is selling the BEST peaches right now. They’re really unbelievable. I got a little carried away the other day and bought many more than we could eat, so I searched for peach recipes and found two great ones – this one and pork chops with peach ginger salsa […]

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Curried Chicken Salad

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I made this salad for a picnic recently and boy is it good.   It’s another Ina Garten recipe.   Have I mentioned that she’s one of my favorites?   Other than being a little heavy-handed with the salt, her recipes are very straightforward and delicious.

The original recipe calls for raisins, but I can’t stand raisins, especially […]

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Tuna Salad with Cranberries

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It’s a rainy day here in NYC;  it seems like it has been raining forever.   I can’t remember a rainier spring.   I was going to say summer because I always think of June being the summer, but since tomorrow is the summer solstice, today is still technically spring.  To top off the rainy day, one […]

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