Monthly Archives: May 2013

Peppers Stuffed with Millet and Zucchini

Who knows how many ways a pepper can be stuffed? Millet Stuffed Peppers 3 green peppers halved and seeded 1/2 lb ground chicken 1/4 cup garlic scapes diced fine 1 cup onion diced fine 1 zucchini shredded 1 cup millet … Continue reading

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Adult Milkshakes

If you remember nothing else today, remember this: Three ounces liquor to two cups ice cream. (Blend and pour.) We used strawberry ice cream with an ounce of Chambord and two ounces of vanilla vodka. But the possibilities are endless. … Continue reading

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Potato Soup with Buttermilk and Garlic Scapes

Here is another great way to use those fantastic garlic scapes. Even better, this soup can be served cold if the days are getting hot. The cornbread should always be warm though. Potato Soup with Buttermilk and Garlic Scapes 2 … Continue reading

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Veggie Sandwiches

The thing that really makes this sandwich pop is the dressing. And the portabella, cheese, fresh arugula, and avocado. Oh and fresh homemade ciabatta. Portabella and Avocado Sandwiches 1 portabella cut into 1/2″ thick slices 1 avocado sliced thick 12 … Continue reading

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Chorizo and Barley Soup

I found some really good chorizo in a market and overbought. This soup was a way to use it and some extra turnip greens up, but the result was far better than I expected. The spicy sausage and bitter turnip … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Keep the Grill Fired Up

Nothing says Sunday like a big barbecue and some tasty beverages in the afternoon. First some steak Now for chicken A little bit of the ocean Don’t forget the pig Maybe if there is room after all the meat enjoy … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled pork is probably one of the easier ways to serve smoked pig. It also works well for a large gathering. Serve it with lots of extra barbecue sauce and coleslaw. Depending on your location the coleslaw can either be … Continue reading

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Mussels and Using Up Leftovers

With spring here so are fresh fava beans. After they are shelled though what to do with all the pods? Normally I make a vegetable stock. Then I thought why not use them like other beans. Of course you can … Continue reading

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Redneck Riviera Sunset

We always like to see what Shaun the Bartender is shaking up over at Your Home with Karie Engels. This drink was inspired by his Caribbean Sunset. We made ours less sweet, replacing the sodas with sparkling water. But it … Continue reading

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Trimming Garlic Scapes and Plucking Flowers

The first of the garlic scapes have begun to sprout out and I cannot wait to cook them up. Scapes are the shoots that come out of the center of a garlic plant signaling the garlic will soon be ready … Continue reading

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