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Re:Poached Cod with Green Olives and Potato Purée

With cod, olives, and mashed potatoes, three of my favorites, how can you go wrong? Easy to prepare and the finished product is moist, tender, and delicious. Sous-vide technique for those of us who don't have sous-vide appliances.

Posted: 01:20 am on August 27th 2015

Re:Fiesta Quinoa Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Save for some healthy olive oil this salad is virtually fat free and the nutty flavor of quinoa, sweet grilled corn, fresh veggies, and black beans make a delicious combination. We served the salad at room temperature, and then had it cold the next day - both were healthy, tasty, and satisfying. Truth be told, the salad would have been fine on its own, the shrimp are just a succulent bonus.

Posted: 03:20 pm on May 15th 2015

Re:Open-Face Smoked Salmon and Avocado Sandwiches

This is a delicious and light dish for brunch or a quick, weekday dinner. It's healthy and easy to make.

Posted: 08:40 pm on September 18th 2014

Re:Braised Duck Legs with Figs, Star Anise, and Winter Squash

Absolutely a delicious preparation for duck legs - company worthy. But I question adding the squash when the recipe directed. My squash came out way overcooked. Next time I will add the squash later or perhaps roast it basting it with some of the pan juices.

Posted: 02:52 pm on January 31st 2014

Re:Turkey Meatloaf with Fennel and Bacon

The best turkey meatloaf I've ever made by far. Also very tasty sliced cold in a sandwich.

Posted: 03:15 am on December 13th 2013

Re:Cane Vinegar Chicken Stew with Pearl Onions, Oranges, and Spinach

This is a very good chicken dish. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers it warms up well the next day too. I followed the suggestion to serve over mashed potatoes but you could also serve the dish over rice. Even though I blanched the pearl onions, as suggested, I say leave yourself a few extra minutes to get them out of their jackets. And I have to ask Chef Acheson - where in the world does one find cane vinegar? C'mon man! - I substituted malt vinegar.

Posted: 03:07 pm on November 19th 2013

Re:Honey-Glazed Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Peach Skewers

This is a sensational dish especially in summer when fresh, local peaches are in the markets. I prepared everything as directed and it all worked. Be careful not to over-steam the potatoes - they continue to cook a little when removed from the heat. Using two skewers instead of one prevents the ingredients from spinning when turning them on the grill. Definitely company-worthy.

Posted: 11:34 pm on July 7th 2013

Re:Classic Vanilla Layer Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Frosting & Raspberries

This is a sensational cake. It's not too sweet, has a nice moist crumb and is especially good in early summer when local, fresh raspberries are available. It is truly a crowd-pleaser.

Posted: 02:29 pm on June 22nd 2013