Author Archives: Marilyn

The Unexpected Kindness of Strangers

This post isn’t going to be about food, or sites I have visited or markets in foreign countries. Rather, this is about the kindness of strangers, and what happened to me this week gives me hope that the world has … Continue reading

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Monday Mushroom Barley Soup

Click here to view recipe. I often join the “Meatless Monday” club and try to plan a mostly vegetable-focused dinner when I can. This soup is one of my vegetarian favorites.  I was especially pleased with it recently when I … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Click here to view recipe. Fall is in the air, and once temperatures drop I get into a baking frenzy.  I don’t mind heating up the kitchen when the oven is turned on! Yesterday I tried a half batch of … Continue reading

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Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Stew

Click here to view recipe. I’ve always said that, if I ever find myself on death row and get to pick my final meal, I would choose chicken soup.  Old fashioned, clear, savory chicken soup with matzo balls. I still … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Herb Chickpea Salad with Eggs  

Click here to view recipe. OK, listen up.  If you have any type of herb garden, then put this recipe on the “to make” list, pronto.  On my rooftop deck planter box, I happen to have beautiful basil, parsley, tarragon, … Continue reading

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Summer Sweet Corn Risotto

Click here to view recipe. It’s corn season and I couldn’t be happier! SO many things to do with it. While my Summer Corn Pudding is pretty hard to beat (in my humble opinion) – this Risotto recipe is neck and neck. … Continue reading

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Yael’s Super Caesar Salad

I end up making this in the summer when I am in the mood for something salty and tangy. Now I sub grapeseed oil for canola (healthier) and I renamed it “Yael’s Super Caesar Salad.”  When my family visited last … Continue reading

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Click here to view recipe. I know, I know.  Zucchini doesn’t sound too exciting as a salad, but hear me out.  In early summer there are mounds of fresh, inexpensive zucchini at farmers markets and grocery stores throughout the country. … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Rhubarb Strawberry Bars

Click here to view recipe. This recipe came to me in 2018 on Fathers Day…we had a family shindig for the dads (and uncles who have been fill-in dads) and for the moms who enabled their men to become dads. … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Strawberry Shortcake

Click here to view recipe. If you ask me what my very favorite type of summer fruit, there is no contest.  I LOVE BERRIES!! Raspberries take first place followed closely by strawberries, but I only like berries that are fresh … Continue reading

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