Mexican Peaches

The organic peaches from Mexico are so sweet and the season is now. They rival the Georgia peaches. Fairway has them priced at $3.99 a pound. (Second floor of Fairway, 74th and Broadway) Choose the ones that have a dominant red patch. Allow them to ripen at room temperature for 2 -3 days or until they [...]

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Ginger Beef For The Valentine’s Class February 14, 2014

This is an ancient Chinese recipe updated and upgraded. I use prime filet instead of flank steak – less oil, less salt. Flank steak is good, the filet is great. Because the filet is so tender there is no need to marinate more than a few minutes. I cut the filet into thick slices so [...]

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Indian Inspired Split Pea Soup with Spiced Yogurt

I taught a class on February 4th and asked the students at the end, “About which recipe would you like me to blog?” They overwhelmingly replied, “The Soup!” This delicious soup lasts five days in the refrigerator, and is packed with healing spices that can have a salutatory effect on the body when used regularly. [...]

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Sautéed Snow Peas and Shitake

We had another fun class on January 19th. Sautéed Snow Peas and Shitake were on the menu and I wanted to share this delicious recipe with you.

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My Favorite Yogurts

All my favorite yogurts are organic. They are made in small batches from organic farms. The cows feed on grass, hay, grains, which produces milk that is better for your heart and tastes better.  The grass on which they graze has not been treated with chemicals. The cows have not been treated with hormones or [...]

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Pasta with Roasted Plum Tomatoes © Karen Lee 2013

In my last blog I gave you a recipe for Roasted Plum Tomatoes. Today I am offering you a suggestion of how to use them in a quick pasta dish. Here is my recipe for Pasta with Roasted Plum Tomatoes.  This recipe is enough for one or two people as a side dish and can [...]

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Roasted Plum Tomatoes

Roasted Plum Tomatoes are delicious and versatile. You can still find local plum tomatoes at the farmers markets and the price is right. Here’s how to roast them.

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Sweet Strawberries

Just returned from Whole Foods Market. They are having a sale on organic strawberries from California. $4.99 for a big box. Very sweet. I always like to wash fruit and vegetables in warm water to which a dash of white vinegar has been added. Fill a large bowl with warm water.  Add a dash of [...]

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Food Mill

“You say chunky, I say smooth.”  Some people love a smooth tomato sauce others like it chunky. In my April 20th cooking class we made a smooth tomato sauce by using a food mill. First we sautéed onions and garlic then added seasonings followed by tomato paste, working it in with the back of a [...]

Halibut Oreganata © Karen Lee 2013

In my Saturday April 20th cooking class we made: Halibut Oreganata Braised Fava Beans with Herbs I added this dish to the menu at the last minute when I saw fresh organic Fava beans on the second floor of Fairway). Sautéed Asparagus with Ramps I found the ramps at Citeralla much to my surprise.  That [...]