Monthly Archives: July 2011

Rosemary-infused lemonade

What’s better than a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? If you answered air conditioning, you too might be living in the great American South. Down here we need a cold drink and AC. Those who want a … Continue reading

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Grilled peaches with sweet vermouth

Ah, sweet vermouth it always makes me think of Rome, the way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon … oh wait did Bill Murray already say that? Grilled Peaches 4 peaches 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sweet vermouth … Continue reading

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On herb gardens and selective green thumbs

By Katherine The woman who owned our home before us was such an avid gardener she planted the neighbor’s side yard. Azaleas lined the walkway. Lantana bushes surrounded the mailbox. She had an intricate sprinkler system on an automatic timer. … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

Talk about a quick, simple, perfect appetizer or snack. All you need are really ripe tomatoes and jalapenos. You can add anything you want to jazz it up, but here is the basic starting point. Roast corn and red bell … Continue reading

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Stuffed tomatoes with tuna and capers

By Katherine When Greg’s working in the garden or tending the smoker all day, I like to whip us up something fun for lunch. It’s never too fancy, maybe quesadillas with leftover grilled vegetables or, hmm, OK that’s pretty much … Continue reading

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Hash brown bake with eggs

This is an excellent main dish for brunch. I baked it with fairly good results in an attempt to make it a slightly healthier option. The other way is to divide the mixture into single servings and pan fry each … Continue reading

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Purple Hull Peas

A lot of people would say that purple hull peas are the same thing as black eyed peas. They would be wrong, even if the taste and cooking uses are exactly the same. At least that is what every Southerner … Continue reading

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Lemon Drop #2

By Katherine Can I pour a drink or what? Sure, Greg took that beautiful photo, but the behind the scenes drinker pouring, that was me. I didn’t spill a drop. Lemon Drop #2 2 ounces vodka 1 ounce limoncello 1/2 … Continue reading

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Limoncello Tiramisu

By Katherine Limoncello tiramisu is time consuming and costly. First you’ll need to find a friend willing to give you cute vintage dishes with their own cute individual lids. Or scour flea markets. Tuck them into a cabinet and use … Continue reading

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Madhur Jaffrey’s lemony lamb

This may not be the sexiest looking dish, but it’s fantastic, warm and spicy with a fresh citrus and mint kick. It paired well with naan, and call us rebels for mixing cuisines, a minty tabbouleh. We have a ton … Continue reading

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