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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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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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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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Sausage Salsa Bowls

by Nancy Buchanan on September 12, 2013

You can tell the lazy, hazy days of summer are over when the morning conversation goes something like this “What’s for dinner tonight  Mom? I’ve got  practice this afternoon and then a study session at […]

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Mango Coconut Mousse

by Nancy Buchanan on September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day Weekend! For most of us, Labor Day signals the end of summer – those last few days of sunshine and heat. Except of course, if you live in Southern California where it  […]

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Asian Pickled Shrimp

by Nancy Buchanan on July 3, 2013

Food memories are funny…. there are a number of foods that I honestly couldn’t tell you when I first tried them. It isn’t that they weren’t tasty, but for some reason I have no clear […]

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Yogurt Cheese Tart with Fresh Berries

by Nancy Buchanan on June 20, 2013

Summer has arrived!!! Backyard barbeques, dinners alfresco, showers and parties… All of which require… the perfect summer dessert. And I have the perfect summer dessert for you – a creamy, luscious Yogurt Cheese Tart with […]

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5 Tips for Eating Well on the Road

by Nancy Buchanan on May 30, 2013

Over the past several months I’ve been traveling  a bit, in fact I’m writing this post on a plane. All these trips have reminded me that eating on the road can be a challenge-  like  […]

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Kopanisti Dip

by Nancy Buchanan on May 28, 2013

Remember me? Yup, I know I’ve been MIA.. I honestly wonder sometimes where the days go.. so if you know, you could send them back, please??? Thanks. But at least  I’ve got some great things lined […]

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