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Margaret Chen
Savory Sweet Living
Savory Sweet Living

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Stuffed Summer Squash
I enjoy strolling through the local farmers market to get recipes inspiration. I love that you could learn so much by the growers, and they are eager to answer your questions about their seasonal vegetables. In my recent trip to the Union Square Greenmarket...

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Stuffed Squid with Mushroom, Shallots and Cellophane Noodles
I felt in love with stuffed squid when I had my first at an Italian restaurant decades ago. It was stuffed with bread crumbs and herbs, cooked in a pomodoro sauce over linguine. It was really delicious, and I wandered at the time how to make that dish. Fast...

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Ramp and Ginger Sauce
I have become somewhat obsessed with ramps. I simply can't get enough of these wild leeks that are available in Spring. I visit the Berried Treasures Farm at the Union Square Greenmarket often to stock up on this sought after pungent vegetable. Other than u...

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Beer-steamed Clams with Ramp and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Here's another delicious dish I made with ingredients I purchased at the  Union Square
Greenmarket . Once again it's being featured by  The Feed Feed  on its  Grow NYC page . As
mentioned on my last post, the page promotes green market eating, and recipes

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Skate with Spring
As you may know, I post a lot of food photos on Instagram. I was recently notified by  The Feed Feed  that the above photo is selected to be featured on the Grow NYC page  of its website. The page promotes green market eating, and recipes are shared within ...

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Thai Style Chorizo and Tomato Nachos with Homemade Avocado Crema
I can't believe May is finally here. Other than celebrating the arrival of Spring and the warmer weather, we also want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lots of great Mexican eats and drinks. So when the good people at Food Should Taste Good reached out and a...

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Hello, Good Morning!
It's been a while since I've posted an entry. I have been working on some personal issues specifically in the past year. I haven't spoken about it here as I'm not one who could air my personal matters for the world to know. Even though, we live in a social ...

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Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America 2014
Photo by  Niko Triantafillou On Monday, I attended the 2014 Top Ten Pastry Chefs in
America awards selected by  Dessert
Professional Magazine  presented by  Guittard Chocolate ,  KitchenAid ,  Beurremont ,  Nielsen-Massey , and hosted by  Institute of Culin...

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Don't miss Circo's 1st Annual Bollito Misto Week - Five Course Dinner for $49 per person beginning Monday, January, 27.

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Circo - Bollito Misto Week
Is it old man winter or return of polar vortex that is causing this unbearable weather?  Another snow storm arrived Tuesday evening.  As much as I don't like the bitter cold and threat of snow, I'm getting fed up with it.  As the winter months grow longer, ...
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