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Watermelon Gazpacho and Curried Coconut Chicken Salad

2022-10-15T14:35:42-04:00August 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Salads, Soups, Vegetables|Tags: , , , |

During the dog days of summer the last thing we want to do is prepare food in a hot kitchen over a hot stove. We seek fare that requires little or no cooking and that can be prepared early in the day, cooled, and then served chilled directly from the refrigerator.  Watermelon gazpacho comes together [...]

Pigs in Blankets

2022-10-15T14:30:52-04:00July 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Fourth of July|Tags: |

Here are some fun and creative recipes to enliven your July festivities.  Pigs in blankets—hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry—add a delicious gourmet touch to the common hot dog in a bun.  For those in a red, white and blue state of mind—the fruit kebabs and potato salad will be sure to please.  To make [...]

Deviled Eggs

2022-10-15T14:27:21-04:00April 1st, 2012|Categories: Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Food Columns|Tags: |

It is spring and we are delighted to observe life renewing itself in the little green shoots pushing their way up through the soil, in the incipient buds on the trees and bushes, in the newborn baby animals.  Here in Essex Fells, some of us may even be fortunate enough to spot a newborn fawn [...]

Caponata

2022-10-15T10:21:21-04:00August 1st, 2011|Categories: Appetizers, Food Columns, Side Dishes, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Caponata is a classic Sicilian eggplant relish. It has a delightful medley of flavors—sweet and sour, salty and nutty--and is refreshing and delicious especially when it is served during the hot and hazy days of summer. There are as many variations of this dish as there are cooks and recipes may include such ingredients as [...]