Monthly Archives: September 2011

Vegetable Ragout

This is a great way to use up a bunch of vegetables that may be in the refrigerator right now. The combination below is just one of many possible suggestions. I was inspired by this version over at from the … Continue reading

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What can I say, we like our bubbly. Pomosas Sparkling wine Pomegranate juice fresh orange juice pomegranate seeds Fill glass two-thirds of the way with bubbly, add a tablespoon of fresh orange juice, fill the rest of the way with … Continue reading

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Pepper preservation

This year was a difficult one for peppers. Of course that is all my fault. Normally this year would have been perfect for all my peppers. I did have a phenomenal jalapeno crop. I had enough success with the late … Continue reading

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Chicken with Pomegranate

This is a great way to use pomegranate seeds. The nut crust can be made with all almond or pecans instead of the mix below. Chicken with Pomegranate Seeds Chicken 4 chicken breasts ¼ cup whole pecans ¼ cup whole … Continue reading

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The versatile wife

By Katherine A number of bloggers have bestowed awards on the Rufus site lately. Cecelia over at the kitchen garden (my God are all New Zealanders that side splittingly funny?) and Linda (I think she may be Greg’s long-lost cousin) … Continue reading

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Butternut squash stuffed with orzo and cheese

This is a great weeknight meal for two or a nice side dish for a larger party. Stuffed Squash 1 large butternut squash (or two small) 1 cup orzo 1 cup milk 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Two Spoons’ Ginger Marmalade Cake

I found this cake over at Two Spoons. It tickled my fancy for a few reasons. We were going out of town and had let our supply of fresh produce dwindle. We were entertaining, but didn’t want to leave half … Continue reading

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Cannellini Beans with Turnip Greens

Cannellini beans have an excellent earthy flavor and work well served with roast meats as well as hearty sauces. They can also make an excellent vegetarian main course. Their intense flavor helps make up for their higher cost. I usually … Continue reading

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This drink’s the bomb(er)

By Katherine Sometimes there are signs in life. First we say this lovely layered drink over at Savoring Every Bite. Then we saw this B-52 recipe below in our new drink book, The Ultimate Cocktail Book. We figured it was … Continue reading

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Braised Leg of Lamb

Normally I would make this dish with a cheap cut of beef, since leg of lamb is a little expensive to be braised for so long. A week ago the grocery put a couple of them on clearance and I … Continue reading

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