Monthly Archives: July 2013

Papillotes Are Like Christmas in July (July 28 – August 3)

It’s like Christmas in July when unwrapping a colorful French-style culinary package called a papillote. A papillote is a little bundle of sumptuous delicacies tied up and baked in baking parchment paper. Fish selections are favorites. On a large sheet … Continue reading

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The Garden Aficionado’s Harvest Yield (July 21 – July 27)

Some of my favorite childhood memories are about helping my grandfather in his garden. I observed his patience and his respect for the land. He was a garden aficionado. He had honed his skills as a form of heritage and … Continue reading

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Flavor-Up Down-Sizing (July 14 – July 20)

Smaller may be better but the flavor must be memorable. Sliders (small “burgers” on small buns) add to summer entertaining fun. Just remember that if you shrink the portion, each “bite” needs to taste the best that is possible. So, … Continue reading

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Sailing the Seas – A Bon Voyage Party (July 7 – July 13)

Traditions of “Bon Voyage” gatherings continue the tradition of toasting to the safe return of the adventuresome traveler. Whether for the military; for logistical transition; for exploration or for pleasure, travelers on voyages have historically had many isolated days at … Continue reading

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