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The first time I made oysters was about 5 years ago. I was moving into my 3rd or maybe 4th apartment in the 3 years I had been living in Milan. By that time I had accumulated massive amounts of stuff. But at least I was getting good at this moving thing. So instead of […]

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pasta e fagioli pot water_lagostina-low res

  I’ve been spending the past few days in NYC, freezing my little Caribbean tuckus off. It’s been so freaking cold, it’s been making me angry. Angry with the building manager that has not turned up the central heat. But that’s another story. Since I’m here in NYC, I’m also in lazy mode. So to […]

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faraona finished2

  Our twice daily safari’s were quite intriguing. Each time we went out we discovered a new animal or something new about one we had already seen. We were probably most astonished to see how much the animals behavior changed at various times of day. After a few days it became obvious that my husband […]

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butternut squash gratin final 2 -low res

While at Vuyani the head chef showed me how to make this dish. He made it one of the nights that we were at the lodge. I think it’s a great dish for any night you have a little bit of (passive) time, but maybe other things to do… It’s also perfect for Thanksgiving, since […]

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ingredients porcini and potatoes gratin

  The “Seasons”, all four of them are new to me. After all I was born in the Caribbean and grew up in Miami. Until about the age of twenty the seasons consisted in mild or hot, rainy or not. In Miami we get all excited when it hits like 75˚F (24˚C) At which point […]

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leek soup finished2

So now that you know what we ate on our very fabulous first night in South Africa: chips, crackers, and gas station meat pie… Here’s what I would have preferred eating on that cold foggy night in the South African Highlands. Cream of Leek and Potato Soup! I love cream of leek and potato soup. […]

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carrot cake ingredients1

  Carrot cake holds a very special place in our relationship, past and present. Granted as I type that phrase I’m thinking “Really, Really… that sounds absolutely absurd.” But, well its true. The very first time I went over to my man’s house for dinner he cooked me up a delicious meal that ended with […]

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Sea Scallops - Capesante gratinate - Final1

  Legend has it that Aphrodite came down from the heavens on a scallop’s shell. Since then scallops have been considered aphrodisiacs by association. Even modern science has proven that there is some truth to the romantic hype. Aphrodisiac or not, I love these little oxymorons. So easy to prepare that you can make it […]

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Fig Tart - Finished - logo

According to the calendar summer is over. Fortunately, Milan has been kind to me these past few days providing quite a bit of sunshine and relatively warm weather. The Miami girl in me has been dealing with the transition, cooking up a storm with all the last bits of warm weather produce I can find. […]

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Gift Tatler Russia - low res

  I’m not a fashionista.  On occasions I wish I were, but ultimately I have to admit that I’m not. What I am however is a person who has lived in Milan on and off for about 5 years. Anyone who has spent any extended period of time in Milan knows why it is the […]

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