Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fettuccine with veal meatballs, peas and mushrooms

This was inspired by a recipe in La Mia Cucina Toscana by Pino Luongo. The recipe calls for deep frying the meatballs. Yum, but we’ve already done more than one fried recipe this year and we can’t go knocking on … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday, The Leftover Edition

By Katherine A few weeks ago we made a reference to leftover night and a few of you expressed shock that we actually have those. Many of you seem to have an image of our table laid out like this … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken

Hey, if you are going to fry chicken it better be better than a restaurant’s. Otherwise why deal with the mess? Buttermilk Fried Chicken 4-6 chicken legs/thighs/breasts skin on bone in Buttermilk Hot Sauce 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill 1 … Continue reading

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Strawberry Caprese Salad

Like we’ve said before, when it comes to strawberries, simpler is better. Strawberry Caprese Salad 4 ounce goat cheese log About 1/2 cup sliced strawberries 10 or so basil leaves torn black pepper to taste extra virgin olive oil to … Continue reading

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Orange Lillet Cocktail, aka The OLC

We didn’t have a name for this drink so we were going to use the first orange flower we thought of — the tiger lily. The second one was marigold, which just doesn’t have the same ring. Turns out tiger … Continue reading

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Fried Zucchini

This is a great side for a fry party. What, people don’t gather together with a deep fryer and have a party while coming up with new ways to make everything unhealthy in your neighborhood? Well maybe it is time … Continue reading

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Tomato Stacks

These are really quick to make. Any type of ripe tomato will work, but the brown type used here really added a different flavor to the dish. The anchovies are not optional. Brown Tomato Stacks with Feta and Anchovies 6-8 … Continue reading

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Veal Chops with Wilted Arugula

This was our recent anniversary meal. The wilted arugula pairs well with the porcini mushroom pan sauce. Serve with grit cakes or polenta.  Veal Chops with Arugula 2-4 1″ veal chops 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms 2 shallots minced 3 … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday, The Jam Edition

Once again it is time to start making a year’s supply of preserves. With all the citrus on sale and nice and ripe, marmalade is a good place to start. Hopefully this year I will not repeat the mistake of … Continue reading

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Mexican Slaw

Want to kick your fish tacos up a notch? Oh wait we’re getting our TV chefs mixed up. We originally got this idea from a Bobby Flay recipe, but have adapted it to our tastes over the years, nixing the … Continue reading

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