Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sunday Suppers: Happy 4th of July

Can anyone guess the theme? Here is the red. Here is white And here is the blue. What, no meat?    

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Guinness, Meat and Potatoes

This is what happens when a shepherd’s pie and colcannon drink Guinness and get together. Remember to use Guinness Extra Stout for this. Stay away from the pub draft bottles because they are terrible, both for cooking and for drinking. … Continue reading

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Toss Around the Pasta

This dish was an excuse to eat some of the fusilli pasta I stumbled on recently. For those of you who can find it easily, well a gold star for you. For everyone else this is one of those pasta … Continue reading

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Spanish Coffee

By Katherine We love discovering new (to us) drinks and on our recent trip to Oregon fell in love with the Spanish Coffee. We don’t plan to recreate it any time soon at home since we can only ingest cold … Continue reading

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Spicy Yogurt Marinade

This is a really easy marinade that works well for chicken, pork or venison. I cut the meat for kabobs but it could easily be left whole and grilled that way as well. If making kabobs remember to separate the … Continue reading

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Pesto Pasta Salad

It’s picnic season (if you don’t live in the mosquito capital of the world like us) and this is super tasty and super simple. Besides who wants to be one of those people who brings a mayo dish? Pesto Pasta … Continue reading

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Olive Oil and Grape Cakes

This is a great way to use up grapes you forgot about in the back of the refrigerator. Not that we’re speaking from experience. Olive Oil and Grape Cakes 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup dry polenta 1/3 cup … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Southern Mashup

We still can’t say y’all with a straight face, but we do love Southern cuisine. Let’s do a little South of the Mason-Dixon mashup with this a la carte menu. Fried Green Tomatoes Fried Okra Jambalaya Shrimp with Redeye Gravy … Continue reading

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Blueberry Risotto

Fruit risotto, now that’s an idea. This would work perfectly as a side for roast pork, lamb or venison and is also good by itself. This is not a dessert. For those folks who are still scared to make risotto … Continue reading

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Minty Fresh Flavors

We’re moving the party over to Gourmet Veggie Mama’s blog tonight. Head over there to check out how we use up one of our most successful crops and chill out during the summer. While you’re there give her a big … Continue reading

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