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Spiced Pickled Grapes | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Spiced Pickled Grapes

Spiced Pickled Grapes

Let’s get pickled. Spiced Pickled Grapes are sweet, crisp and spiced–another simple Little Jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen. MAKING PICKLES Pickles can be much more than cucumbers. I love to make pickled vegetables and fruits. They are easy to make, no canning required. The result is crisp, fresh and tangy sides which make great condiments […] ...
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Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas)

Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas)

Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas)

“The peas are green! Spring has begun! Long live Venice!” The April 25th Venice tradition is for the Doge (the Chief Magistrate) to taste a spoonful of the city’s most famous dish, Risi e bisi, in public to annunciate the start the Feast of Saint Mark. Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas) marks the start […] ...
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Victory Garden Salad

Victory Garden Salad

Yes, small victories count. Planting a small crop of lettuce provides salads for weeks, then sow more seeds and voila, lettuce appears. The simple Mesclun mixed variety is my favorite and produced this simply beautiful Victory Garden Salad a little jewel from the garden. VICTORY GARDEN SALAD Celebrate, a small victory in my garden. As […] ...
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#403 Lee Bailey’s Asparagus

Lee Bailey’s Asparagus

Lee Bailey’s Asparagus

Spring is here, a bounty of fruit & vegetables begins. In spite of my land-locked condition, a small local meat market began carrying fresh vegetables, there I found the most luscious asparagus. One of my favorite ways with asparagus is this recipe via Lee Bailey, a chef whose food and life truly embodied Beautiful Food […] ...
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Monet’s Garlic Soup | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Monet’s Garlic Soup

Monet’s Garlic Soup

Winter is upon us now, a perfect time to warm up with a comforting bowl of soup and dream of Spring gardens. Monet’s garden at Giverny was legendary and so are the recipes they served–Monet’s Garlic Soup a little jewel from the kitchen. ...
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Spring Market Tartine

Spring Market Tartine

Spring has officially sprung at the Farmer’s Markets! Grab your bags and head out to explore what’s new – a freshly baked baguette, some cheese and fresh pea shoots join for a little Spring market jewel. ...
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