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Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata

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I couldn’t resist adding this Strawberry Rhubarb Crostata to my Celebrate Spring Menu.  Rhubarb is growing in the garden and I can get local strawberries and the pastry shell at my local Whole Foods.  This rustic tart is so elegant and impressive.  Your guests will never know how easy it…

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Poached Salmon with Salsa Verde

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This Poached Salmon with Salsa Verde is my favorite way to serve salmon.  It’s amazing either warm or cold.  This dish is wonderful on it’s own or lovely served over a grain salad such as Farro Salad with Spinach and Pickled Shallots, CLICK HERE for that recipe.  The salsa verde…

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Carrot and Ginger Soup with Lemon

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This Carrot and Ginger Soup with Lemon is one of my favorite spring soups.  It’s beautiful color and light, bright flavors are always a hit.  Serve it as a first course or with a salad as a light lunch and you can’t go wrong. 

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Crab Salad with Chili, Tomato and Avocado #SundaySupper

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I have been making this Crab Salad with Chili, Tomato and Avocado for so many years that I forget where I got this original idea or recipe. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, it’s a recipe that varies according to my taste and whim – the old standby…

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An Unconventional Mojito

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Spring is here and we like to celebrate by making a mojito – or better yet, a pitcher of them. I know spring has arrived by looking at my mint patch. The mint is the first thing that comes up in the garden and it looks amazing – It smells even…

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Rockfish Baked in Foil with Lemon and Herbs

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Is there anything better than fresh fish? I mean really fresh – like right out of the bay. Rockfish season opened on the bay and we gather together for an annual fishing trip. This year we hooked 2 fish that were over 40”!  It’s so easy to cook rockfish when…

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