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Spice up your Life: My Essential Herbs and Spices
If you clean out and reorganize your spice rack as intermittently as I do, it can be like taking a
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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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Latest Recipes


Autumn Salad with Caramelized Squash and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This Autumn salad with caramelized squash and pomegranate vinaigrette is like a colorful display of fall leaves. It is a...

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Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pears

This pumpkin panna cotta with caramelized pears fulfilled all of my criteria for fall and was easy to make the...

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Peanut Cilantro Pesto

This Vietnamese style pesto is a fresh change from the ubiquitous summer basil pesto. It is a complex blend of...

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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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