Monthly Archives: March 2012

The first of many problems to come

Two days after planting my arugula seeds one of the dogs decided they were in the perfect place for a nap and proceeded to dig a nice big hole to sleep in. So now I get to replant the arugula … Continue reading

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A new year

Once again the gardening season has arrived. It was an incredibly short winter this year ending in December with two nights below 40 degrees. This last weekend I found myself turning over the soil in the garden and sowing the … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon

There is nothing better than smoked salmon when it comes to fish sandwiches. Of course smoked salmon is one of those foods that can probably be added to anything to make it taste better. This is a great way to … Continue reading

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Tequila’s Smokey Cousin

Mezcal seems to be all the rage these days and on some pretty fancy menus. Funny if you consider it’s still sold in bottles with little sombreros and inside there’s a worm, or in our bottle’s case an actual scorpion. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

For some lucky folks, strawberry season has begun. This pie can be made with a lattice top or a regular one, the lattice just looks prettier. Make sure to use only the freshest rhubarb and strawberries possible. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie … Continue reading

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Pan Fried Perch on a Bed of Creamy Greens

This is a great way to fancy up a quick dinner. The greens can be made ahead of time and reheated if necessary. Remember to choose a firm flesh and somewhat fishy flavored variety of sea creature like perch, sea … Continue reading

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Saffron rice

Sensing a theme here? This also goes well with tacos. Saffron rice 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice 1 1/2 cups chicken broth a good pinch saffron threads (about a 1/4 tsp) 2 medium carrots, diced 1 cup peas (frozen … Continue reading

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Avocado salad

Now we can already guess some of you will ask if the bell pepper has to be yellow and so we’ll just say this: red will make this salad look like Christmas and green will make it too monochromatic and … Continue reading

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Drunken Pintos

Make sure to buy at least a six pack. You only use one, but they take a while to cook and you’ll need to occupy your hands somehow. Serve with tacos. Or just eat from the pan, while drinking the … Continue reading

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Spinach Strata

By Katherine I made my in-laws breakfast, but they were only allowed to eat it after Greg’s dad snapped a photo. His eldest son arrived back in town a day after they did and I was in sore need of … Continue reading

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