Monthly Archives: April 2012

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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Chocolate and Strawberry Tall Cakes

By Katherine We tend to favor less fussy desserts and I’d been craving a simple strawberry and chocolate dessert using some leftover puff pastry. On the morning of our anniversary, I asked Greg if he’d roll it out and cut … Continue reading

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You say Grenada …

A few weeks ago we took you to Cuba. Now we’re off to another exotic and muggy land. Or at least our liquor cabinet is. The Grenada Cocktail (adapted from The Ultimate Cocktail Book) 2 ounces fresh orange juice 1 … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad with Feta and Red Pepper

By Katherine When Greg cooks pasta, he has to cook the entire box or if we’re having company two boxes. That’s right we serve company boxed pasta on occasion. Greg loves making pasta from scratch if that pasta is ravioli, … Continue reading

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Lamb Bolognese

Recently ground lamb was on clearance. It must have had something to do with a holiday that just went by. Although I have no idea what lamb and Presidents Day have in common. Normally I like to make bolognese sauce … Continue reading

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