Tender spring greens are in season, and when they are gently tossed with this simple vinaigrette – magic happens. Really.  Some time ago, I found this beautiful little vinaigrette recipe in one of my very favorite cookbooks – Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom – written by none other than my idol, Julia Child.  Once I made and…

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As of today, I’m promoting a quiche revival.  My hay day of quiche making was back in the late eighties when I was newly married; it was quick and easy to make, not to mention delicious!  Back then, the tiny galley kitchen of our Port Chester co-op turned out some really mean food (if Rick…

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Every single time I take a scoop of ‘Rosa’ – inspired guacamole with a perfectly salted corn chip, I think I faintly see a halo-like glow hovering over our lava bowl!  This fantastic guacamole is the result of years of going to ‘Rosa Mexicano’ – where you will find the finest Mexican cuisine in Manhattan – and paying…

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Geranium - A daffodil is just a daffodil

Just when I thought the daffodil season here at Connecticut Country House was over, these late bloomers have proven themselves to be no ordinary daffodils – I am now definitely hooked.

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