Beyond the Plate

Best of Sur le Plat 2019
Happy new year to all of the Sur le Plat fans that have faithfully followed me and let me know
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Celebrate the New Year with these Recipes
It’s the close of the first year, 2019, for Sur le Plat and time to review our favorite recipes. It’s
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Culinary Reminiscences: Family Food Memories and Holiday Traditions
I just finished reading “Potlikker Papers, A Food History of the Modern South” by John Edge. I have spent many
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Latest Recipes


Spinach Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

Casarecce is a type of pasta that's popular in Southern Italty. I added roasted cauliflower florets, anchovies, walnuts, lemon and...

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Chèvre and Kalamata Olives

This Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Chèvre and Kalamata Olives is a delicious, light summertime salad. I love the thinly sliced...

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Peach Mojitos

These peach mojitos are a delicious take on a classic mojito, a refreshing rum, fresh mint, and lime drink from...

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Welcome to My Kitchen!

I love anything associated with food and creating beautiful, eye appealing and tasty meals. I love to use my antique damask linens, heirloom silver, family china, odd wine glasses and pieces from my pottery collection. “Sur le Plat” represents the entire planning process from menu details, going to the market or the grocery, ironing the linens, setting the table, cutting fresh flowers or greenery from the garden, and preparing the fresh ingredients for a meal. It’s about creating an ambience and a story to share with family and friends as we celebrate food together.

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