Monthly Archives: June 2014

Seared Venison with Blueberry Sauce

This recipe utilizes the combination of fresh blueberries and a spicy rub to really bring out the fantastic flavors of  venison. Make sure to use the tenderloin and do not skimp on the blueberries. Spice Rubbed Venison with Blueberry Sauce … Continue reading

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Presidential Drinks

We’re on a bit of a rum kick. We were perusing Bacardi’s website the other week and couldn’t decide between El Presidente No. 1 or El Presidente No. 2. So naturally we made both. The second version calls for grenadine … Continue reading

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Stewed Anasazi Beans

Anasazi beans are named after the Native American people who cultivated them. They are meaty, hearty beans that are perfect for stewing and long cooking. They mash into a creamy  smooth paste and are great in chili or slow cooked … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable Fries

Between the garden and the farmers market we have fantastic produce to enjoy. These fries are a mix of turnips, parsnips and red potatoes, but fennel and sweet potato could easily be added. Make sure to cut all the vegetables … Continue reading

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The End of Spring

This weekend I pulled the favas, carrots and spinach plants and planted the okra. The fava beans were a big failure this year with no bean pods setting at all. As far as I can tell this was due to … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: (Almost) Summertime and The Living is Easy

We love grilling year round, but in the spring and summer it helps us keep the house cooler to fire up the grill or cook on the stovetop. Here’s a meal that won’t heat up the house. Blackened Salmon with … Continue reading

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Steamed Clams with Whole Garlic

We do not often see fresh clams in a Southern landlocked state. When it happens, I tend to buy everything available. A kindhearted soul would probably leave some for another to enjoy, but they probably live somewhere by the ocean … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs with Lemony Roasted Asparagus

This is a great light dinner, first course, or brunch option that takes advantage of fresh asparagus and preserved lemons. And fantastic, runny, poached eggs. I went healthy on for this, but nothing says this could not be topped with … Continue reading

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Berry, Berry Good Drinks Part Two

Last month we highlighted drinks with blueberries and strawberries. If those are still in season where you are check out that roundup. Here in the South we’re moving onto blackberries and raspberries. You can tell we have a favorite. We … Continue reading

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Berries with Honeyed Mascarpone

We’re trying to eat lighter these days. But at least one person in the house doesn’t have much of a taste for heavy desserts anyway. (Hint: It’s not Katherine.) This dessert hits the spot. It’s just rich enough and takes … Continue reading

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