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Risi e Bisi (Rice and 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 of the Feast of Saint Mark. Risi e bisi (Rice and Peas) marks the start of spring – join Bijouxs in celebrating this little jewel of dish. Continue reading Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas)

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Cream of Celery Soup with Rice

The first signs of spring are here in LA: bulbs emerging from their winter’s sleep, the verdant green of the farmer’s market is expanding with fresh green garlic and green peas, fruit trees are flowering; but don’t blink, you may miss these first signs of spring which pass so quickly in this warm southern climate. Spring always arrives, no matter how harsh and unpredictable the winter prior has been. Cream of Celery Soup with Rice is built on all ingredients green, a Bijouxs to enjoy until spring arrives. Continue reading Cream of Celery Soup with Rice

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Seafood Chowder

The holiday train is on the fast track, racing us all to meetings, holiday events, shopping and also dragging behind is my broken oven that needs repair. What can I cook for holiday guests that is simple, easy and provides the warm comforts of the season without an oven?  The phone rings, a friend reminds me of Seafood Chowder, a perfect soup for a chilly night and certainly company worthy – Bijouxs without an oven.

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