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Shepherd’s pie: A recession-proof recipe

Shepherd’s Pie is an English meat pie made with ground beef and mashed potatoes.  My boyfriend and I lazed about on July 4th, enjoying a respite from the hustle and bustle of the week, instead of joining the hoards of people heading out for picnics and fireworks over the weekend.  The day was spent reading, […]

Fennel Four Ways

Fennel is one of those veggies that has increased in popularity recently.  But there are still many people who have yet to explore the unique anise flavor of this bulbous vegetable.  Both the  fronds and bulbs are used in raw and cooked dishes.  Fennel has also been used medicinally for its ability to soothe digestive […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly, An American Classic

If you grew up in America, you’ve likely eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or two in your day.  In honor of Memorial Day, I thought I’d pay respect to the soldiers who popularized this snackalicious treat during World War II.  Peanut butter actually dates back to the late nineteenth century, when remarkably, it […]

Masala Dosa: A South Indian favorite

Snacking is my thang, ya’ll!  And when I’m traveling, I love trying local snacks and street food (when safe, of course).  I’ve found that it’s best to do as the locals do if you’re looking for a real taste of the local flavors and culture.  In India, it’s no different.  I was lucky enough to […]

Arancini: Sicilian Rice Croquettes

In honor of my first post for my new column, Snackalicious, I thought I’d write about a snack that is central to my heritage.  I am half Sicilian, and  spent most of my childhood summers in Palermo.  My siblings and I had lots of fun with our cousins — playing, swimming,  traveling and of course, […]

Sardine Salad – easy and satisfying

I LOVE sardines!  In fact, I’m always trying to find new ways of eating and cooking with them.   I had a hankering for these small oily fish just the other day, but I also wanted something fresh and cool to balance it out.  So, I came up with a very satisfying Sardine Salad. I’m often […]

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