Category Archives: Mains

Boy Scout Beef Chili

The first weekend of December, MM participates with his Boy Scout troop in the annual lighting of memorial luminaria at Antietam Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland. It is an extremely moving event. If any of you live in the area I urge … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipes

As you might imagine, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Here is a selection of my recipes that will complement any Thanksgiving table. Just click on the links to go to the relevant recipes on the blog.  Tweet

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Poached Salmon with Salsa Verde

Poaching is a simple but underutilized, moist heat cooking technique. I love salmon and chicken breasts cooked this way. Poached foods are cooked in a court-bouillon, a briefly boiled, lightly flavored liquid. In this recipe I use white wine, but you … Continue reading

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How to Roast a Chicken

Most of you are probably planning to roast a turkey for Thanksgiving, but here’s an option for a smaller gathering: roast chicken. The technique for making a roast chicken and a roast turkey are the same. I love roast chicken, and it’s … Continue reading

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No-Cook Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Here we are, deep into tomato season. It is HOT here in the Washington, DC area; temperatures in the 90s are predicted for later today with high humidity. It’s not a day to spend a lot of time inside cooking, … Continue reading

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Bean Thread Noodles with Veal, Tomatoes, and Mint

Above is a picture of a recent lunch that was very simple to make because I had bean thread noodles on hand. I find bean thread noodles to be a very handy pantry item. Bean thread noodles are made from … Continue reading

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Roast Turkey

It’s that time of year again, and the big question is: how does one roast a turkey? Well, I’ve tried numerous methods, and this is the one I’ve settled on. It’s from the now defunct Gourmet magazine. In the original article, … Continue reading

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A Julia Party

Theme for the evening: fabulous friends, a film about Julia, and food from Julia. Recently I hosted 13 fabulous women at a Julia Child-themed dinner party. Everyone invited was asked to bring a dish from a Julia Child cookbook that … Continue reading

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The Last of the Summer Harvest

We had our first hard frost last night. Just as the sun was setting I snuck out to the backyard to salvage any last frost-fragile offerings from my garden. I found several sweet peppers: some ripe and red, a couple in … Continue reading

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Favorite Grilled Flank Steak

It’s a beautiful fall here in the DC area, and I’m trying to eek out every evening of outdoor time. We had some friends over the other evening and I pulled out one of my easiest and all time favorite recipes for … Continue reading

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