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Cheat Days and Oven-Baked French Fries

My stepson asked me if I ever had cheat days. He asked this as we were indulging in his and my favorite, perfect, summer meal: A leafy green salad with goat cheese and shredded veggies, French fries with Dijon mustard, and a glass of crisp rosé. (He is 22 BTW, I just so you know that I am not contributing to the delinquency of a minor) I asked him what he would consider “cheat days” – and what that would […]

Kale Salads and Not Blogging

As anyone involved with social media can attest, daily experiences aren’t just daily experiences anymore. They’re experiences to be tweeted, blogged or pinned immediately, which lends new meaning to the notion of living in the moment. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about all this as I participate in this world, and often find myself saying, “Shoot, I should have tweeted that,” or having my dining companion say to me, “Shouldn’t you be blogging about this?” And then feeling […]

Italian cooking lessons via Skype

If you’re lucky enough to have a Southern-Italian friend with a mother who can cook, I’d advise extracting as much culinary wisdom as you possibly can from your friend’s mother. My dear friend Gabriella, originally from Bari, Italy, happens to have that mother. Her mama speaks very little English, and though my Italian cooking lessons with her are sporadic, I’ve learned priceless things, mostly pertaining to seasonal vegetables. Gaby’s mother and I have never actually spoken. Gaby translates her mother’s […]

Roasted Mushroom & Squash Quinoa Salad

The Tonnino Tuna Chef Challenge

I recently entered the Tonnino Tuna Chef Challenge. Watch me make my recipe for Tuna & Artichoke Salad with Tarragon here: [vodpod id=Video.4728611&w=425&h=350&fv=] Please VOTE for me, every vote counts. VOTE NOW. Tuna & Artichoke Salad with Tarragon by Lora Kr…, posted with vodpod

July Edition: Lettuce!

It’s the height of summer and the perfect time to explore the season’s heavenly varieties of Lettuce! Greens are so vibrant and sweet right now that dressings are practically unnecessary.  Green salads are a main staple in my diet and something I encourage my friends and clients to embrace. Admittedly, I have cultivated a bit of a following for my salads and if I had to pick one thing that I make the best – well, that would be it. To me, a […]