Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dark and Stormy

The name of this drink brings to mind typhoons and shipwrecks. Drink too many and your head may feel like it took the same kind of beating the next day. This is another drink that a good friend (who happens … Continue reading

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Bruschetta with Portabellas, Red Bell Pepper and Red Onion

In my opinion bruschetta is something to make when you have run out of time and a group of people are about to come over for a party. Heck, the recipe was invented as a way to use up day … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday 4

Just a couple of ideas for breakfast, or dinner, courtesy of the MacCallum House Inn.

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Roast Chicken

This is one of my go-to quick dinners. Chop some vegetables, toss in olive oil, add a couple chicken breasts and roast for about 45 minutes at 365 degrees. The nice thing about it is whatever root vegetables are on … Continue reading

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Grilled Zucchini

One of the few advantages to living in the south is that I can grill year round. Of course if I lived on the North Pole I would still grill out, but the logistics are a lot easier when the … Continue reading

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This is classic Italian comfort food. I can still remember my grandfather picking through the dry beans discarding any that even looked slightly off color. Lentil soup 2 cups lentils 1 cup white wine 16 cups water or mix of … Continue reading

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Birthday Meal

This guest post was written by my wife who happens to be an excellent cook and who seldom gets the credit she deserves. The bookcase was easily six feet long, solid wood, sturdy enough to be a two-person job. But … Continue reading

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Brats n Kraut

A little while ago I explained how to pickle cabbage and create sauerkraut. If anyone followed those steps they now have a lot of raw product and may not know what to do next. After quite a bit of trial … Continue reading

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A Change of Pace

Want a different dessert option? Make a drink. Try a cocktail or a glass of wine. Alcohol in moderation is far better for the body than a big slice of cake or bowl of ice cream. Now I am talking … Continue reading

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Sesame Crackers

This is my first attempt at homemade crackers. I guess I brought that up because they did not quite work out. Granted they are very tasty and I would have no problem serving them to other people, but they are … Continue reading

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