Beyond the Plate

low alcohol cocktails
Happy hour in France and in other countries in Europe is a tradition that is a time honored ritual. Affectionately
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essential 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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Happy new year to all of the Sur le Plat fans that have faithfully followed me and let me know
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Latest Recipes

Lemon Dijon Chicken and Orzo Salad

Lemon, Dijon chicken, and orzo salad is the perfect main for a hot summer night. The ingredients can be prepared...

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Old Florida Mockingbird

The Old Florida Mockingbird, a mixture of dark rum, honey and cardamon syrup stirred gently together and poured into an...

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Spanish Tortilla

Tapas are usually served as appetizers in bars and cafes across Spain. Spanish tortilla, a popular tapa made with eggs,...

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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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