Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mama Carbone’s Marinara

Growing up in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s, there wasn’t much “ethnic” food. For Italian, there were a couple of mom-and-pop places that had spaghetti. But I was lucky enough that my best friend, Lisa, came from a real, … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard and Avocado Salad

My neighbor, Joyce, often shares the bounty of her organic garden with me, just minutes from harvest to table. This salad combines her swiss chard, arugula, and basil with store-bought avocado (cubed), mushrooms, and shaved parmesan, tossed in an easy … Continue reading

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Easy Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette dressing can be used as-is, or it can be the base for custom dressings by adding wasabi, or substituting lime juice for some of the vinegar, or whatever you like. It works as a marinade, too. 4 oz. … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts You Won’t Hate

Until I tasted the brussels sprouts that my brother-in-law, Ralph Murphy, does, I couldn’t get them down. They were usually like big, over-cooked wads of green paper. He roasts his–and you can do these that way–but it’s faster and uses … Continue reading

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