Monthly Archives: May 2012

Breaking out the bubbly

Here are two cocktails that use champagne. We tend to use Prosecco, cava or sparkling wine, since they are all more affordable. The classic champagne cocktail calls for regular Angostura bitters, but we used chocolate instead. Orange or another flavor … Continue reading

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Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce

We have a ton of mint right now. Also, this would go really well with some lamb meatballs. Dipping Sauce 1 cup Greek yogurt (nonfat is fine) 1/4 cup mint 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Lamb Meatballs

We have more lamb than we can shake a tail feather at this time of year. These make a wonderful appetizer, or dinner. Thank you Kroger for once again over ordering fancy meat. Lamb Meatballs 1 lb ground lamb 1 … Continue reading

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Mixed-Berry Edible Booze

By Katherine It is perhaps no surprise that our liquor cabinet runneth over and from time to time we use this as an excuse to create boozy concoctions one needs flatware to ingest. For those who balk at using Lillet … Continue reading

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Basil Beans

By Katherine One of my favorite side dishes growing up was simple and far from gourmet. My mom called them basil beans. Basically, she’d take some onion, saute it in margarine add some canned green beans, dried basil, salt and … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Burger

With Memorial Day fast approaching we posit the question: Is there anything more American than the burger? We really don’t want an answer, mind you. We used posit in that first sentence, so we automatically win. But you can have … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs in Tomatoes

We’re already seeing tomatoes at our local farmers markets. Like any other early-season produce, they leave a bit to be desired. We find roasting, or marinating, tomatoes will help perk up the flavor. Baked Eggs in Tomatoes Tomatoes, tops sliced … Continue reading

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Blood Orange Martini

Like a cosmo, but better and you won’t have to think of a particular actress who happens to resemble a horse from the neck up. Blood Orange Martini 1/2 ounce triple sec 1 ounce vodka 2 ounces blood orange liqueur … Continue reading

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Katherine’s Mustard Potato Salad

By Katherine I go to great lengths to avoid mayonnaise. It is a vile creation that resembles many things that should not be discussed on food blogs. There should be a 10,000 percent tax on mayo so I no longer … Continue reading

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Grilled Turkey Legs with Orange, Honey and Chipotle

Memorial Day is less than a week away. For many of you that means firing up the grill to mark the beginning of summer. Summer starts Jan. 20 here and ends Dec. 15, so we grill year round. But we’ll … Continue reading

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