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Upgrade your pasta and tomato sauce

Tomato sauce

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I’ll admit it.  I’ve never been a big fan of tomato sauce.  I think it’s, well, boring.

Yet, sometimes, it definitely has a place in the kitchen.  In a lasagna for example.  Or, most recently, on pizzas cooked on the grill.  But, generally, I end up in the same situation I’m in now: with a jar of tomato sauce in the fridge and no inspiring plans on how to finish it.

This is where just a tiny bit of vision can elevate a blah dinner into something noteworthy.   Read More

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Corn Fritters with Smoked Salmon Crème Fraîche (and a delicious vegetarian alternative)

Corn Fritters with Smoked Salmon Créme Fraiche

With the start of Lent last week I find so many around me abstaining from meat, either every day until Easter or, as is more traditional among my Catholic friends, on Fridays.  And, while I still think it a little odd this sacrifice doesn’t typically include fish (let alone chicken stock or beans made with ham hock) I recognize we each show reverence in our own way.

With this in mind, I’m adding a new offering for the Lenten season: Fish for Fridays.  Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t consider a wonderful vegetarian meal.  But I eat seafood, usually a few times a week, and know how truly delicious it is.  However, as this is the first of my Lenten series (and I didn’t even get it up on Friday), I will include an absolutely amazing vegetarian alternative. Read More