Recipes

Sharing my cooking ideas with others, who like to prepare tasty and healthy foods while staying within a budget, is a dream which I have harbored for a long time. Using wholesome ingredients readily available for preparing dishes with lots of flavor is gratifying. Food is like wine, it has to have a "bouquet", a rhapsody of flavors which pleases the pallet and leaves a lingering enjoyment. It has to be "full bodied", "balanced" and slightly tingle the taste buds, not overwhelmingly, but enough to wake them up - all this with a focus on health and nutritional balance.

Food is an important part of our wellbeing - physical and spiritual. It satisfies our physical needs, but it also fulfills spiritual needs. It offers beauty, aroma and taste. Savoring a delicious and well-served dish appeals to our senses and brings harmony into our being. The next time you sit down to a meal prepared with love and attention, savor it with your eyes, be grateful and enjoy it with the knowledge that it will be beneficial and pleasurable.

I love food and always enjoy the time spent around a table. What creates better vibrations than "breaking bread" together and enjoying the food, wine and each other's company?

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Spicy Nuts

Nuts brought to a new level! My friend Diane gave me this recipe and I tried it. It is so delicious that I had to share it. Easy, simple and fast. How good can it get? I am certain you and your guests will love them. Also great for a gift.

Wild Salmon on Grill

A perfectly grilled fish is a delight and so easy to prepare. The key to a moist peace of fish is to not overcook it. You will get the hang of it; just learn how the fish feels to the touch and also how your grill performs. Grills vary, so adjust the cooking times to yours. It is worth the effort and you’ll master it quickly.

Chicken alla Cacciatora

I was born and raised in Southern Switzerland, where the Italian influence is very prominent. During my early years, my mother, like most women in those days, would cook two full different meals a day (imagine that...)! This is one of my mother's recipes, not a quick one but still one of my and my family's favorite. Buon appetito!

Fiorenza graciously offered this family recipe to all of us. I cooked it and loved it! Give it a try!

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Chocolate Mousse

This is one of my favorites and a very popular dessert at dinner parties. Any chocolate lover will be in heaven! I normally serve it in a large crystal bowl in the traditional French style, and each guest takes as much as desired.

Slow Cooked Salmon

A great way to cook salmon – it remains moist and brings out the flavors. I enjoyed this preparation when living in Paris. Served at room temperature it is also a perfect dish for a buffet. I have used wild and farm raised salmon for this preparation, and prefer farm raised for this dish. I do not eat a lot of farm raised fish, and if I do, I make certain it is responsibly farmed.

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