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Multi-Bean Salad

This festive colorful salad is good with cornbread and any soup. Also try serving at room temperature over hot rice (you can melt some cheese into the rice) with steamed tortillas. Try making the salad with a combination of 1 cup each: pinto, kidney, black, and garbanzo beans. Dry beans need to soak at least […]


Blistered Eggplant with Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

This quick, easy and tasty recipe is a great way to enjoy two of the season’s best – tomatoes and eggplant. A great salad to start the meal, or make it for a light dinner. 1 large eggplant (about 1-1/2 lbs), but into 1/2-inch thick rounds 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling […]

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Slowing Down for a Breather

Most days, around 4 p.m., if I’m not heading out in the car for the remainder of the day, I pop open a bottle of wine and pour myself a glass. I have to admit that it is usually a mad rush to get the bottle uncorked, the glass poured, and then raised up to […]

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Shh . . .

The Silence, and some Banana Cream Pie

The house is silent Not a word Not a tease Not a complaint Not a “What are we doing to today?” No one is calling my name I am alone, and this is what I have been looking forward to for some time. It’s not that we didn’t have a fun summer, but I have […]

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Summer Beverages

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Alessi’s Anna G. Celebrates 20 years

The iconic Alessi Anna G. corkscrew, designed by Alessandro Mendini, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special edition corkscrew, designed to further celebrate the beginning of a collaboration that has lasted 2 decades. Anna G. has been one of Alessi’s most celebrated and iconic products in recent decades, and Mendini has dressed her up for […]


Microplane Cube Grater

Rethinking the box grater, and reminiscent of a Rubik’s Cube, Microplane introduces the new Cube Grater. This compact, space-saving gadget combines three of the most popular Microplane surgical steel blades to create a tool that flawlessly grates both soft and hard ingredients. To ensure optimum performance, the Cube Grater features three original Microplane(R) made in the […]

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