Monthly Archives: January 2014

Potato Dippers

This is a great first course or snack. It also works well for a party or tapas night. Any small potato will work, like new or fingerling, the blue potatoes just look cool. Use full fat or fat free plain … Continue reading

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The Demo is Done

I have finally gotten all the damage and old stuff out. I wish the folks who built this house had not cut so many corners. I mean why couldn’t there be a coat of prime on the drywall even if … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Rosewater Cocktails

We’re on a pink kick with our cocktails. When they taste this good who can blame us? To make your own pomegranate juice, remove the seeds from a pomegranate and place in a sealed plastic bag. Crush with a crab … Continue reading

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Roasted Chickpeas with Pancetta

These are very easy and quick to make. They are good mixed with a salad of mixed greens, feta and olives or as a simple appetizer, snack or side by themselves. If you want a hotter nut add a tsp … Continue reading

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Leftover Lamb Pie

This is a great way to use up a large amount of leftover lamb. The dish is fairly easy and quick so it works well for a weekday meal also. Lamb Pie 1 small onion diced medium 2 large turnips … Continue reading

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Mashed Turnips and Potatoes with Horseradish

These potatoes were excellent, but severely overshadowed by the lamb on the table. Poor little lonely potatoes. The recipe is adapted from this one originally in Gourmet. We felt a one-to-one ratio of potatoes to turnips would be too high … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Lighten Up

We bet you all have resolved to eat lighter for at least a whole week. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy. Here are some options on the lighter side featuring ingredients you should be able to find … Continue reading

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Honey Vinegar Glazed Lamb

The glaze really makes this dish stand out. Fennel, potatoes and or turnips can be roasted along with the carrots in this if desired. Honey Vinegar Glazed Leg of Lamb 6-8 lb leg of lamb bone in 1 tsp whole … Continue reading

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A Little More Demo

After two days of jack hammering the tile floor is removed in the kitchen, powder room and laundry room. We had to remove the tile because the previous owners cut a few corners and did not tile under the old … Continue reading

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Raspberry Cocktails

Because berries are pretty much always in season somewhere… Raspberry Cocktails 4 raspberries 1 tsp simple syrup 1/2 oz Chambord 1 oz vodka sparkling water Muddle raspberries with simple syrup in the bottom of a martini glass. In a shaker … Continue reading

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