Haddock Topped with Crab and Wild Rice

Tuesdays in our household mean seafood for dinner.  We adhered to this weekly routine for years –  every Tuesday we had salmon or fillet of sole or shrimps or red snapper or scallops or fish sticks, you get the drift.   One fine Tuesday, we took a pass on fish and then it was followed… Continue reading Haddock Topped with Crab and Wild Rice

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Lemon Zest

My husband grew up eating brussels sprouts but I did not.  The first time I have ever had them, I have to admit, I hated them.  I hated them but politely ate them anyway.  Arkadi on the other hand gobbled them up and proceeded to tell me how they used to eat brussels sprouts all… Continue reading Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Lemon Zest

Osso Bucco with Tomatoes, Olives and Gremolata

Family dinner is a time of feasting on good food and spending time with family.  This time around, however, the family dinner was at our place and there were 14 adults coming!  That’s right – 14 people,  so the pressure was definitely on, and on top of that it was a special family dinner because… Continue reading Osso Bucco with Tomatoes, Olives and Gremolata

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

    The change of weather brings many beautiful things – no more heat and humidity, sweater weather, fall foliage, etc.  On the other hand, the change of weather also brings unpleasant things for some of us – the start of cold and flu season!   I was pretty pleased with myself the other day… Continue reading Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes