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I first saw these gorgeous little morsels in a pool of sunshine. They were bright orange and green and so tiny. I bit into one. Sweet and sour. I had to have them. Those miniature tomatoes were destined for the salad above. Inspired, I set out to find  ingredients ripe from the local farmer’s garden...

and the green olive liquid lay limpid, warmed in the sun baked by heat from the orange near it constellations nearby,  beauties of black, fruit...

    Kohlrabi? Although I had seen them on menues, I had never tasted one. So when I first spotted them at the farmers' market they drew...

    These are so small. I've never seen graffiti eggplant so small! Shoppers around me gathered some into their carts as well, exclaiming...

       I'm visiting my girlfriend in New York City this week, which means chinese food every day! I adore chinese food and...

    One hot summer when I was a teenager, a group of us walked down a dirt road under a full moon to the corn field. We picked corn, sat on...

      The boyfriend is coming this weekend and, coincidentally, red peppers were on sale.     He...

    It always amazes me how a handful of ingredients can come together in such stunning ways. Take carrots and raw cashews. Who knew? Combining...

         Do you have a friend who, when you are with them, no words are needed? They know you so well, and you know them...

        Just below the Spanish Steps in Rome is a restaurant where the ladies who are shopping the chic next few streets stop...

Cooking with a French accent..