|this book can be purchased at Williams Sonoma stores or via Internet|
|don't walk away from the skillet while toasting almonds (or any nut) --|
they scorch quickly when left unattended
|Currants are like itty bitty raisins|
|This is curly parsley. Flat-leafed parsley is considered more gourmet,|
but you use what you can find, right?
|yellow squash or green zucchini -- either will work well for this recipe|
|sliced leeks display our Creator's beautiful symmetry of design|
|the flavor of sautéed leeks is heavenly!|
|this is the rice I used|
|Leeks are large and have a wonderful aroma raw and well as cooked.|
Be sure to rinse them well, allowing the water to run down
between the layers to remove all the sandy dirt.