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    Greek Cheese Pastries

    Neni showed me how to make these wonderful little cheese pies right before she left New York for Greece. She told me she likes to make them before she goes on a trip because the recipe uses up more »

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    Fried Rabbit, for Love

    Edward has been in Italy these last few weeks, taking care of business in Le Marche where he and my sister Lisa Giobbi own a little apartment on the Adriatic, in San Benedetto Del Tronto. The town is more »

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    It’s Time To Start Drying Herbs

    Neni has started drying her herbs for winter use. She told me she recently gathered wild thyme in the hills near her beach house on the Aegean and washed it in the sea before taking it home to more »

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    Zucchini with Mint

    Neni is in Greece, tending her garden, writing, swimming, napping, and of course, cooking. She just sent me this recipe. “We ate this with grilled lamb chops, a quinoa taboule salad, an avocado salad, and yogurt with preserved figs more »

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    The Favas are in!

    We are finding mounds of fava beans in the green market on Arthur Avenue and the farmer’s markets in Manhattan. Edward has been making a light, fresh tasting fava been soup with them. That, and chicken soup with more »