Monthly Archives: May 2013

To Shell or Not to Shell

Nothing says spring like fresh fava beans. I love these things so much that this winter they are going to be an addition to the garden. Before I get to the delicious risotto in the photo though there is a … Continue reading

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Maple-spiced Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry week is officially over, but we had one more recipe to get out of our system. This is such a simple way to put a spring spin on pancakes. Strawberry-spiced Pancakes 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Tart

We’ll be back with Sunday Suppers next week. We wanted to finish out the week with one more strawberry recipe. Fresh Strawberry Tart For Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 tbsp powdered sugar 1/4 tsp salt 8 tbsp chilled butter … Continue reading

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Strawberry Jam with Rosemary and Balsamic

This year I decided to change up the strawberry jam recipe again by adding rosemary instead of cinnamon. To offset the flavor of the herb and increase the sweetness I added balsamic vinegar. The result turned out very good, with … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Booze Part 2

If there’s a part one, a part two should follow… Don’t confuse these with a strawberry mojito, although the leftover juice is good enough to drink. This recipe makes use of our ample supply of fresh mint. Eat these by … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Booze Part 1

Hey we do have Spirits in our title and it is Wednesday, so let’s get to it. Strawberry Shooters 1 pint strawberries 1 package gelatin 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup vanilla vodka 2 ounces Chambord Wash and … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Strawberry Combos

The bubbly is optional, dental floss is not. Chocolate-Filled Strawberries 20 medium strawberries 4 ounces dark chocolate 2 tbsp finely chopped almonds 1.5 tbsp butter 1 tbsp Amaretto Wash and hull strawberries. Scoop out about a teaspoon of the top, … Continue reading

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Strawberries First

The secret to this salad dressing is of course really fresh, ripe strawberries. Increase the amount as much as desired, this will keep refrigerated for at least a week. Strawberry Vinaigrette 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled 1 tsp balsamic 1/8 … Continue reading

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Ushering in Strawberry Season

We’ve had a weird spring, which makes us even more giddy to see strawberries at the farmers market. It’s hard to feel springy when you’re using your fireplace to stay warm on May 4. The temperature dropped from the 80s … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Fire Up the Grill

Summer is just around the corner and we want to get in as much grilling as possible before it gets here. Grilling in the summer, which we do often, is far more miserable than grilling in the winter. Grilling in … Continue reading

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