Category Archives: How to

Stewing Tomatoes

So it has come to my attention that some folks may not know how to do this. Remember to not cut the bad spots out, if there are any, until after splitting the skins. Start by cutting an X into … Continue reading

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Two Squash and Counting

With that image I have now had the most successful harvest ever of squash. Two. But hey, it is a small victory and with the way things are going this year I am going to be that coworker unloading bags … Continue reading

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Timpano

Many foodies knows this dish as the set piece in a movie from a few years back. Here it is broken down into steps. Although the filling can be changed to anything, for this timpano you will need two sausages, … Continue reading

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Carving the beast, a Thanksgiving how to

Here is a quick rundown of how I carve a bird. If you prefer to cut it at the table as people request it then more power to you. In my opinion it is far less of a mess to … Continue reading

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Turkey with herb butter and a PSA

Roasting poultry is one of the best ways to flavor the meat while keeping it juicy. Cooking times vary depending on if the bird is stuffed, brined or what have you. Lately there have been many television and print chefs … Continue reading

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Caramelized Onions

Onions have a lot of water in them. Take away all the water and you are left with amazing flavor and sweetness. Of course the process to do this takes some practice and a lot of time. Trust me, it … Continue reading

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The last of the okra

By the end of the summer some people may get tired of eating okra all the time, like Katherine. It usually take me a month into fall before I too am okra’d out. So what to do with all the … Continue reading

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Baked brie en croute

Directions and hand modeling by Katherine, photos by Greg This is such a crowd pleaser and so simple. I started making it years ago after seeing Martha Stewart do it on a show. I follow her technique right down to … Continue reading

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Chicken legs stuffed with plum salsa

This technique will also work for turkey, lamb, goat or any other leg meat. Remember to leave the skin on to help hold in the stuffing and crisp the meat as it bakes. Fill the meat with whatever you want. … Continue reading

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Time to make the ravioli

I’ve always considered ravioli a treat. I used to ask my mom to make these for me on my birthday. Making ravioli by hand is fairly easy, although it can be time consuming. The dough is a simple pasta dough … Continue reading

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