Spice Crusted Pork with Agrodolce Sauce

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When I was growing up, we didn’t eat a lot of pork – we occasionally had ham, but that was pretty much the extent of it. Now, it wasn’t that we didn’t like it, but […]

Tomato French Toast

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Fall may have arrived in the rest of the country, but here in  Southern California the last week has been a scorcher!! Record high temps have popped up all over the Southland. During those days, […]

Chocolate Fleur de Sel Cookies – A Cookie for Grown-ups

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As the mother of two teenage boys, I bake a LOT of cookies. Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisinet, and  Snickerdoodles – all family favorites. But every so often I get a craving for a “grown up” […]

Toasted Cous Cous Salad with Dried Figs and Apricots

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I-I-M-M Home!!!!! Yes, A Communal Table has moved from the Blogger platform to WordPress!! As you can see, I still have some boxes to unpack and a little redecorating to do but all in all […]

A Fish Tail – Mango Curry Fish with Cilantro Almond Rice

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I mentioned earlier that I had some exciting plans coming up here at the Table. Well, one of them is that it is moving!! Blogger has been great, but I am moving on to WordPress […]

Mashed Potato Vegetable Cakes with Ginger Cilantro Chutney

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Summerfest 2010 – Potatoes!!! I don’t know about you but I have never met a potato I didn’t like. I suppose being of Irish descent might have something to do with it . Or it […]

Toad in the Hole – My way!!

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Yes, I know “what?? Who would EVER name a dish that let alone eat it?” Chalk it up to the bizarre nature of English humor – if you have ever seen Monty Python this should […]

Butterfinger Cookies – TGIF!!

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Whew!!! Today marks a major milestone – the first week of school is in and it was a success. No schedule changes,  no forgotten lunches and everyone likes their teachers. Life is good. Wonderful as […]

Caramelized Garlic Rice Pilaf – Summerfest 2010!

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Well, we are back again with Summerfest 2010!! This week’s theme is garlic and I couldn’t be happier. Over the past few weeks we’ve swooned over tomatoes, sung the praises of peppers and crowed about […]