Monthly Archives: July 2013

Potato Lentil Curry

This is a really flavorful curry. Use it as a side or main course served over brown rice or with naan. Any type of lentil will work but yellow will give the nicest color. Potato Lentil Curry 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading

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Stuffed Tomatoes

This is a great way to use up tomatoes if they happen to be overproducing in the garden. It also works with tomatoes found at a farmers market. Just make sure they are fresh, along with the corn and pepper. … Continue reading

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Roasted pepper “bruschetta”

This is so simple, but so delicious. Roast a red pepper and a few cloves of garlic in the oven at 365 degrees. Peel and discard any skin. Mash together. Spread on toast slathered with good olive oil. Top with … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Summer Favorites

Here are a couple of dishes that take advantage of some of the great summer ingredients. A fresh salad with a twist. A light pasta. and a healthy dessert.

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Arabian Spinach

This idea started from a basic recipe in our favorite vegetable cookbook The Complete Encyclopedia of Vegetables and Vegetarian Cooking. I’ve changed it up over the years, but it’s still a great go to side or light main dish. Arabian … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Vodka Cream Sauce

So now that everyone has practiced making homemade gnocchi here is another sauce possibility. For a how to go here. Vodka Cream Sauce 1 batch gnocchi 3/4 cup minced red onion 4 garlic cloves minced 1 1/2 cups finely chopped … Continue reading

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Blackberry Thyme Martinis

If you think of Happy Hour all day Friday this is the drink for you. Make your berry mix in the morning so it can macerate all day in the refrigerator and you can think happy thoughts. Or you could … Continue reading

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What’s so Bad About Chopped Liver?

Chicken livers are not everyone’s cup of tea, especially Katherine’s. Unless they are in pate or gravy that is. So when I find a recipe that uses them well, and that she enjoys then it has to be good. This … Continue reading

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A Real Bourbon Burger

So I happened to see a commercial for some fast food chain making a bourbon burger. Naturally I was intrigued. After some digging on the Web I found a few recipes all calling for a few drops of bourbon added … Continue reading

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Whipped Cream, Berries and Whiskey

This is a twist on the classic Scottish dessert. I used blueberries and strawberries, but any type of berry combination can be used. Cranachan 3 tbsp oatmeal 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp Irish whiskey 1/2 … Continue reading

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