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Barbara Tropp’s Tangy Cold Noodles

My friend, Barbara Tropp, left us all too soon. Barbara was a Princeton Chinese scholar studying Chinese poetry when she arrived in Taiwan in the 1970s. Her experience there transformed her into an avid taster and translator of Chinese cuisine. My … Continue reading

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Simple, Delicious Strawberry Sauce

The taste of this simple sauce of slightly sweetened, fresh strawberries transports me back to my childhood summers. In my memories, the berries are just picked and still sandy, the air is warm and humid, and my friends and I are … Continue reading

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How to Cook an Artichoke

I have to thank my husband, David, for this entry. He’s the one who discovered this cooking method for artichokes. I came to love artichokes when I lived in Northern California. Artichokes can’t be grown just anywhere. They need a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Coconut Bon Bons

On Monday I had the pleasure of being a judge at the 6th annual K&L Gates Cook-Off/ Bake-Off. This was a friendly, in-house cooking competition organized by the Diversity Committee at K&L with four categories for the dishes: appetizers, entrées, desserts, and … Continue reading

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Frozen Fruit Salad

What to do with leftover fruit salad? Freeze it using an ice cube tray if you have one.  Tweet

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Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy

All you parents with kids of a certain age will recognize the title of this post as the name of a fabulous song by the Wiggles. “Fruit Salad” was my all-time favorite Wiggles song. I was a major Wiggles fan; I … Continue reading

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Radish and Fennel Salad with Mint

Food is memory. This simple salad stirs memories that stretch through my life. Common red radishes were a favorite of my mother’s and thus an element of my childhood. I often came home from school to find my mother, in … Continue reading

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How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette

A basic vinaigrette is an oil and vinegar dressing for salads. Above is a photo of just some of the ingredients from my pantry and fridge that I have on hand to make vinaigrette salad dressings. The possible flavor variations … Continue reading

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Please Vote For My Recipe

  I have entered my recipe for Ibu’s Curried Butternut Squash in a contest to win a Mobile Skillet Cooking App. But I need your help to win! Please click on the following link,  http://pinterest.com/pin/68187381829608760/ to like, comment on, and re-pin … 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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