Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chipotle Pintos

By Katherine   People down here have a saying: “Hot enough for you?” What they have that everywhere? Well, it’s not funny when you suffer through 28 days of 100 plus degrees in a summer. Yes, we’ve had a cool … Continue reading

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Singapore Slings

Purists can bemoan the lack of pineapple juice in these. We managed fine without it. Here’s the classic version and here’s ours: Singapore Sling ice juice of 1/2 lemon juice of 1/2 an orange 2 measures gin 1 measure cherry … Continue reading

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Sake Salmon Steaks with Cucumber and Tomato Relish

This is a great light meal that doesn’t take too long to prepare. Don’t have sake? Run out and buy some, or just use a light white wine. Sake Salmon 4 salmon steaks 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Peaches and Cheese

Saffron & Honey had a wonderful recipe the other day for Gently Poached Peaches. We loved that it called for elderflower liquor and we could also use up some subpar Rose. (S&H didn’t call for subpar Rose, but we figured … Continue reading

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Stir-fried chicken with basil, mushrooms and chilies

This is a great weeknight meal, comes together in about the time it takes to make the rice to go with it. It’s adapted from a recipe in Thai: The Essence of Asian Cooking. Use Thai basil if you have … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: From Soup to Pudding

We’re not Southern, but have lived in the South for some time now. A lot of our meals have some staple Southern ingredients: sorghum, cornmeal, okra, grits, bourbon, bourbon, more bourbon. This week’s menu capitalizes on some Southern and seasonal … Continue reading

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Breakfast Burrito

This is really a great way to use up leftover refried beans and scrambled eggs with chorizo. I would have preferred a little more cheese. Burritos with Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo 4 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 lb chorizo 1/2 … Continue reading

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Overnight French Toast with Buttermilk and Peaches

It’s funny how long some recipes stay in your to-do folders. We saw a recipe for French toast with Grand Marnier on Epicurious ages ago and periodically think, “we still haven’t made that.” Turns out it’s from a 1995 Bon … Continue reading

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Peach Daiquiris with Mint

So sad to see the peaches go, but not the 100 degree days that came with them. Peach Daiquiris with Mint 3 peaches, skinned and pitted 2 ounces peach schnapps 1/2 cup rum 1 ounce Grand Marnier 6-8 mint leaves … Continue reading

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Venison with Corn Salad

For this use a whole tenderloin of venison if possible. Fresh corn from the farmers market is a good idea as well. I used canned chipotle peppers because fresh ones are impossible to find. Make sure to wash all the … Continue reading

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