Monthly Archives: March 2014

Marinated Tofu

This is a fairly simple and standard way to marinate tofu. When done it can be sauteed, fried, baked or served cold. There are any number of different spices and flavors that can be used when flavoring tofu, just make … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Covered Almonds

When our alcohol cabinet gets a little low we find ourselves reaching for the Amaretto a little more and thinking why don’t we do this more often? (The answer is it’s easy to forget how strong Amaretto is under that … Continue reading

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Farro Pudding

By Katherine Greg, aka Rufus, normally doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, but he finished off most of this dessert without me. This made me happy because normally he can take or leave dessert, which means I do most … Continue reading

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Sweet and Spicy Japanese Broth

Here is another Japanese broth style soup that is perfect as a first course or for breakfast. I know, soup for breakfast, who would think it. The complex flavor of the broth is what really makes this soup. Sweet and … Continue reading

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Marmalade Quick Bread

Noticed an uptick in baked breakfast goods on the blog lately? It was someone’s turn to take treats to the management team meeting last week. Cooking for coworkers is such a great way to test out new recipes without filling … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Irish Memories

We visited Ireland in 2010 and really enjoyed the food. Sure we had a lot of fish and chips and Guinness pies, but we also ate hearty oat bread slathered with marmalade, mussels with rich broth, quite a bit of … Continue reading

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White Bean Soup with Farro

This is a thick hearty soup that’s perfect for what we hope are the last chilly days of the winter. It’s an adaptation of Mesc-Iua, a Ligurian soup The Silver Spoon says has been around for ages. Taste it and … Continue reading

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Stick a Fork In It Double Coconut Muffins

By Katherine These muffins may be as white as winter legs, but they are deliciously tasty. We suppose one could use coconut oil instead of butter, but we don’t keep coconut oil on hand so we can’t say for sure. … Continue reading

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Chai Tea

It’s taking forever for spring-like weather to arrive in the South. Normally we’d be turning the garden in early March. Instead we were waiting for the ice covering it to melt. This helped us think warm thoughts. Chai Tea 24 … Continue reading

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Indian Stewed Whole Chicken

This is a good dish to serve at a party. Place the pot on a hot pad and let the guests tear the super tender, juicy meat from the bones themselves. This is adapted from Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Easy. Whole … Continue reading

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