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What to do with the bounty of vivid, fresh spring produce, a smidgeon of dairy, some crunchy sea salt, perhaps prosciutto garnish?  There’s an app for that.  And a story.

For most of us, weekday pancakes aren’t an option.  If we were even to go out on a breakfast service limb and prepare any maple-syrupped item, it would be a freezer-to-toaster venture or a box mix + tap water recipe. There’s no big miracle here except that the ingredients … Read More

Most of our favorite condiments rely on vinegar – ketchup, pickles, mustard, barbecue sauce, salad dressings. Vinegar’s hit of pungent acidity provides a bitter/salt flavor combo that gets us to really notice the food it presents – like a ringmaster for the greatest bite on earth. Every cool chef in … Read More

Somehow, slices of winter’s citrus becomes an acceptable dessert for guests when showered with vanilla bean syrup.  At least no one complained at our 24th annual World Christmas – Cuba style.  Dr. April’s beans and baked rice (recipe coming), a helping hand from the famous Porto’s Bakery, three batches of mojitos … Read More

Equipped with a blender, a pot, 2-3 sauté pans, an ice bath and a watch to time the speed at which you whip up this five-ingredient recipe, you’ll get a meal that presents as restaurant fare without all the fuss and expense. If scallops aren’t your thing, roasted shrimp or sautéed … Read More

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