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AVOCADO TOASTS – THE NEW CHAMPION

AVOCADO TOAST

It seems rather silly to post a recipe for avocado toast because what’s to it? However, like with all things there is a method to the proverbial madness and you want your avocado toast to come out scrumptious and dashing looking, good enough to be on the cover of GQ. They’re an amazing snack for lunch, a light dinner snack and my very own personal fave – breakfast. Avo on toast is the breakfast of champions, glamorous enough and guaranteed…

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MEATLOAF AND EGGS BREAKFAST

MEATLOAF AND EGGS BREAKFAST

We’ve all heard of steak and eggs.  But there’s nothing written in stone that you can’t serve meatloaf for breakfast.  Do that and you’ll become the culinary gangster in your household. It’s a sensational way to showcase leftover meatloaf, and there is nothing more original than this take.  The runny egg yolk binds everything together with creamy richness and with the crispy breakfast potatoes and the acidity from the pickled onions cutting the richness – it’s pure culinary genius. Slices…

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STRAWBERRIES – THE RED JEWEL OF SUMMER

We are on the last august stretch and strawberry season is almost coming to an end.  The summer heat is still cloying, and we are all still dealing with sticky humidity in some parts of the country.  It seems rather incongruous, fall preparations will get underway soon, and the holidays will be descending upon us with a vengeance.  Where has the year gone? So, take advantage of the last, sweet red morsels at the farmer’s market stands.   If you haven’t…

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CHIVES GLORIOUS CHIVES

CREME OF ASPARAGUS

Chives are somewhat misunderstood as most people believe they’re the finishing touch when presenting any dish. However, they are the kissing cousins to leeks, scallions and onions (belonging to the lily family), and their flavor is subtle, unlike the sharp onions and scallions.  Leeks are more delicate and less pungent, however, chives with their green flavor and subtle oniony undertone are utterly incomparable. A last-minute sprinkling of savory chives intensifies the taste of any dish, taking it from good to umami…

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PULLED PORK SANDWICH WITH MANGO BBQ SAUCE

PULLED PORK SANDWICH

When you talk about pulled pork sandwiches, this one is a serious contender to add to your recipe arsenal.  It delivers not only sensational flavors that your tastes buds will rejoice, but your audience will realize the amount of pride and love you’ve injected into the preparation.  There are a few steps which can become laborious, so you may want to prepare this at your leisure over a weekend.  But since this pork-a-liscious taste sensation that will have your guests…

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BREAKFAST HASH

Here we are – the first day of the new year! 2017 blew by in a sneeze.  Seriously hard to believe, that the holidays arrived without warning and were gone in two blinks!  It is my fervent hope 2018 becomes a year overflowing with compassion and benevolence, with less hatred and unquestionably more love and tolerance spread around our planet.  We are in desperate need of that. I am sure some are probably suffering the after effects of imbibing copious…

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TORTILLA DE PATATAS – SPANISH POTATO OMELETTE

SPANISH TORTILLA

What fetching and altogether heartwarming memories are brought forth when thinking about culinarily forays!  In this particular instance, journeys across Europe and recollections of crossing Spain from North to South (French-Spanish border).  Stopping along the serpentine road-trip at various rustic, but delectable roadside cafes where, even when you only partake of a coffee or a glass of Regional, solid wine, you are presented with a charming, accompanying side dish.  A churro or buñuelo for a fortifying coffee in the later…

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