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Fresh Fruit Cake

by Nancy Buchanan on July 25, 2014

People who know me  probably would be shocked to hear this – I think – but I’m lazy. Yup – if there is an easy way to do something, I am all over it. Especially […]

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Shrimp and Mint Summer Rolls

by Nancy Buchanan on July 17, 2014

I’ve probably said it before, but I truly love what I do.  I love meeting people as  crazy passionate about food as I am. So, when Melissa’s Produce invited me to the  launch party for […]

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Mint, Coriander and Honey Kebabs

by Nancy Buchanan on June 10, 2014

I am a little embarrassed to admit this but I have a crush… a food crush to be exact. And who is the object of said crush??  Yottam Ottolenghi, the genius behind the eponymous food […]

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Lemongrass Ginger Cooler

by Nancy Buchanan on June 2, 2014

Sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami -  otherwise known as the 5 basic “tastes”  and the foundations of flavor. Although it’s  technically not a “taste” I would add one more – “spicy” or “heat” – […]

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Indian Chickpea Fries with Smoky Date Not Ketchup

by Nancy Buchanan on April 6, 2014

  I have amazingly talented friends – some are photographers, fabulous food writers, bakers, food stylists…. and now product developers! My friend, Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen has recently launched a line of sauces called […]

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Pixie Tangerine Mojo

by Nancy Buchanan on April 2, 2014

They’re here!!!! They’re here!!! Pixie Tangerines from Ojai are here!!! These bright, sweet little orbs of tangerine deliciousness have arrived in markets – and they are bigger, sweeter and better than ever this year due […]

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Baked Alaska

by Nancy Buchanan on February 10, 2014

There is no question about it… my pants are tighter than they were 4 months ago. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s in Italy and the Superbowl it has been one long food fest here […]

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Gai lan with Tangerine Glazed Chicken

by Nancy on January 29, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!!! Since I missed celebrating New Year’s in the U.S. I am getting a second chance – the Chinese New Years is this Friday!! And to help me celebrate, the wonderful people […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Apple Butter Vinaigrette

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by Nancy Buchanan on November 12, 2013

Thanksgiving is almost here and it’s all about the pumpkin… pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars…. and of course, who could forget “pumpkin juice”?  But there is far more to winter squash than just pumpkin […]

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