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Archive for the ‘Go Fish’ Category

Lobster Salad (For Families Less Picky Than Mine)

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I am in Cape Cod today, on vacation with my husband’s extended family. Yesterday it was my turn to make dinner, and I envisioned a gorgeous piece of broiled bluefish. I made the fatal mistake of sharing this vision with my in-laws. Read More


Just For The Halibut

Monday, July 25th, 2011

I was looking for a new oven, cruising an appliance store with help from Sal the salesman. When I asked Sal (who sells a LOT of ovens) which brand his customers preferred he said, “Hard to say. 99% of them don’t cook.” Read More


Harry Potter Swordfish

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

My mother-in-law was flying in from the east coast, a long schlep for an 86-year-old. I wanted to make her a nice dinner, something easy to chew (to accommodate her denture issues) but delicious, to honor her arrival. I bought sparkling fresh swordfish, schmeared it with a lovely sauce and roasted it while I served her favorite cocktail (Michelob Ultra) and soft crackers. Read More


Scallopy Pasta With Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Monday, September 13th, 2010

I went to the farmers’ market the other day and went basil crazy. I bought so much basil, the smell of it lingered in my car for two days (which was preferable to the smell of wet dog that usually dominates).

I often overbuy at the market, seduced by abundance. Then I go home and realize that I have set myself up for a lot of cooking, and irritation kicks in. But with the basil, this simply did not happen. I think it’s the way basil smells. It’s aromatherapy for crabby cooks; the perfume makes you actually willing to prepare food. Read More


Pesky Pescatarians

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Today it was announced that one hundred new words and expressions were being added to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, including “infinity pool” (first found in an English-speaking publication in 1992), “kiteboarding” (1996), which is not a new form of torture but a water sport, and a personal favorite, “wing nut” (circa 1900), which is slang for a radical person.

But the word on the list that caught my eye was “pescatarian” (1993), defined as a vegetarian who will eat fish. A secondary definition would be a pesky dinner guest with irritating food preferences, like my cousin Jack, who occasionally drops by unexpectedly, usually at dinner time. Read More

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