Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bacon and Feta Bruschetta

Normally our tomato harvest is wiped out by the heat before our northern friends see their first ripe tomato. This year we’ve had a bumper crop and our grape tomato plants are still producing. We credit a mild (for us) … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A nod to Oktoberfest

We won’t be anywhere near Germany this year, so we’ll just have to enjoy our pretzels and beer and mustard from afar and eat plenty of sausage. Sausage and Grapes Or …. Sausage and Apples Potato Kugel Applesauce turnovers

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Goat Cheese and Pesto Dipping Sauce

We love cream, but don’t often keep it in the house. So when we do, let’s just say we go a little crazy. This is a decadent dip that would also be greated stuffed in cherry tomatoes, spread on crusty … Continue reading

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Homemade Fresh Apple Cider (Unfermented)

Hey this is a drink and it is not on the specified day. Apples happened to be on sale so I decided it was time to try making cider. Below is an excellent home brewed apple cider perfect either warmed … Continue reading

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Apple Crush

It’s officially fall and to us that means lots of apples and lots of cider. It also means we break out our October glass and fancy autumn placemats. Hot Cider with a honey of a kick Sparkling Ciders Mulled Cider … Continue reading

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Cheddar Potato Soup

Now that the temperature is down to a chill 80 degrees it is time to start making soup again. Or maybe it’s just that it is almost October and I want cream soups. The trick to this soup is really … Continue reading

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Sausage and Lentils

Serve this hearty stew over a bed of spinach or if you are really feeling saucy a bowl of creamy grits. Use regular brown lentils for this and save the fancy French ones for something else. Sausage and Lentil Stew … Continue reading

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