Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sunday Suppers: So Long Summer

Labor Day weekend might be the symbolic end of summer, but we expect to be sweating for the next few weeks. Still we can pretend that the pool and grill will soon be covered, that leaves are ready to fall … Continue reading

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Candied Figs

We know figs are expensive and some of you will balk at the proportions below. But those of you with a tree in your yard or who may be lucky enough to know someone with a fig tree in their … Continue reading

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Blackberry and Peach Cobbler

We think few things are better than a fruit cobbler in the summer. Blackberries are long gone by the time peaches arrive here, so we dug into the freezer. The filling takes awhile to cook down, but anyone who’s ever … Continue reading

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Party Drinks

We figure a lot of you will be entertaining this weekend. Here are some drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) that are perfect for a crowd, or at least a few boisterous friends. Blackberry Spritzers Cucumber Shooters (technically not a drink, but … Continue reading

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Farro Risotto

This turned out a lot better than I anticipated and is a great recipe. I prefer risotto with real arborio rice and farro is so much better as a dessert. But this is really, really excellent as well. I went … Continue reading

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Roasted Grapes with Figs and Pecans

These are insanely delicious. Remember to buy seedless grapes or they will be decidedly less delicious. Roasted Grapes with Figs and Pecans 3 cups seedless red grapes 1 pint fresh figs scant third cup honey 1/2 cup pecan halves 1 … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potato and Onion

By Katherine   This was so ridiculously simple that I didn’t even think to do a post on it. But Greg insisted and a good wife should never argue with her husband. Hey, does anyone else smell smoke? I might … Continue reading

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