Category Archives: Recipes

Memorial Day, A Culinary Tour of the Countries of the World: Butterscotch Cookies

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Beliz, The Time of My Life: Coconut Shrimp

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Send them on their way dancing: Frozen Key Lime Pie

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Sparkly whites and a new restaurant: Border Grill chilaquiles

In March 1985, during my shift at Stratton’s Grill, Dennis yelled, “Marla, phone’s for you.” No one had ever called me at work before, so it was with some trepidation that I went into the office.  “This is Susan Feniger. … Continue reading

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The Hippies Have Won: Lentil soup, Lemon tahini dressing

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Timely wimey, wibbily wobbily stuff: Pan-fried oysters

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California Water Wars, Part II: Broccoli and tofu with noodles

Judy Nelson was a seventeen-year old blonde with a ponytail and perfect bangs who wore cashmere sweater sets. She was a cheerleader and homecoming queen, plus her Uncle Tick owned our town’s only teenage hangout. She wasn’t really a mean … Continue reading

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The wearing of the green: Potato leek soup

I got my first job in a formal, classically-run, restaurant kitchen after a successful trial by fire. In 1982, the Sweetie accepted an offer from our old, friend to work at Telos, a software development company, and we moved from … Continue reading

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If you can’t stand the heat: Moroccan eggplant and garbanzo bean stew

 If you receive this blog via an email from Marla in the Kitchen, listen to the attached video by clicking on the post title. In the 1970s, before people started caring about Chefs and dropping restaurant names, cooking for a … Continue reading

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Tomatoes will break your heart: Tomato Jam

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