Monthly Archives: August 2013

Indian Style Stir Fry

This is a fun switch on a stir fry. I adapted the idea from Madhur Jaffrey’s classic Curry Easy. The cooking time is very quick and the spices can be adjusted to any preference. Serve this over brown rice of … Continue reading

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A Hobo’s BLT

With all the tomatoes from the garden I have had time to contemplate some deep philosophical issues, such as how to improve the classic BLT. The answer: Add a fried egg in between. This may require a fork and knife … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn Stew

At first this seemed more like a chowder, but since all chowders must have fish in them I called it a stew. It is really a thick soup. Really fresh corn and tomatoes make this dish. For how to grill … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Farmers Market Specials

We’re knee deep in okra and the purple hulls are showing up at the farmers market. This is a great Southern pairing. Don’t forget the sweet tea. Stewed Okra Purple Hulls Cheddar Cornbread Peach Cobbler

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Oatmeal Wheat Bread

This recipe is adapted from the second best bread book available called Bernard Clayton’s New Complete Book of Breads. This book is full of really good recipes and ideas for the more experienced baker, but does have some easy breads … Continue reading

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Tomato Bacon Quiche

At first I really wanted to do a BLT quiche, but the lettuce has to stay crunchy so I settled for just bacon and tomatoes. And cheese and basil. Tomato Bacon Quiche 1 pie crust 4 eggs 3/4 cup mozzarella … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Summer Cocktails

We’re in the dog days of summer, so we thought it’d be a good time to shine a spotlight on our favorite cocktails. Sure we could have done that back when summer started, but most of our readers would have … Continue reading

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Duchess Potatoes

We chose not to pipe these into little rounds, but for a truly fantastic presentation you can go ahead and do that. In the meantime, we’re going to go ahead and dig in. Duchess Potatoes 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled, … Continue reading

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Some of the folks at the farmers market are having a really good year for zucchini. Recently I picked up a few that were longer and thicker than my forearm. Stuffed Zucchini 1-2 very large zucchini 1 cup minced onion … Continue reading

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Upside Down Chicken Florentine

The word Florentine in a recipe usually means something served on top of a bed of sauteed spinach. The spinach can have a number of different vegetables, cheeses and creams in it, but something gets placed on top. Well that … Continue reading

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