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Saira

Warm Lentil Salad

This week, I looked at how many different ways I could use lentils. Of course, I put them to use in several stews and soups. I soaked them until the little beads softened and then added them to a potato croquette for a little bite (recipe to follow in the coming weeks). Finally, I ended […]



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Saira

Cod In Coconut Sauce

Today was my little guy’s first day back at school. Now a first grader, he ran in without looking back, gosh how different did this scene compare to last year when the doe-eyed kindergartner clung to me. The morning couldn’t have been more perfect. The sky was a little grey with a few droplets of […]





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Last minute lady

National Rum Day

Who knew today was National Rum Day?  I sure didn’t until a friend sent me a bottle of Santa Teresa Venezuelan sipping rum.  She is working with the company so she turned me on to a few recipes people have created using the rum as a mixer but encourages people to drink it straight up […]



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Montalcino Red Sauce

We are very fortunate to know the Italian hillside town of Montalcino in Tuscany through a very special trip that we took there one September to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Perched on a hilltop in Tuscany, the ancient stone village of Montalcino was founded in Etruscan times. A large fort that now houses a […]