Monthly Archives: January 2015

Braised Cabbage Wedges

This is a very easy recipe that pairs well with all sorts of roasted meat. It does take a little time to cook, but it can be reheated a day later for a simple weeknight side. Braised Cabbage Wedges 1 … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Italian Night (Again!)

We never tire of pasta or all things Italian. Save room for Espresso. Fettucine with Veal Meatballs, Peas and Mushrooms Salad with Baked Goat Cheese Chocolate Zabaglione

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Chorizo Empanadas

A new Hispanic grocer opened up down the street that required investigating. These empanadas take advantage of chorizo and fresh cotija cheese. Go here for the empanada dough recipe and here for the tomatillo sauce. Chorizo Mushroom Empanada Filling 2 … Continue reading

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Fending off Scurvy a Drink at a Time

Grapefruits are wonderful at this time of year so we’ve been making a lot of drinks that use their juice as the main ingredient. Two of our favorite grapefruit drinks to make for crowds are the Blinder (above) and the … Continue reading

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Wild Duck with Mashed Rutabaga

Wild duck can be gamier, but is lean and delicious to us. Wild Duck with Mashed Rutabaga 1 large rutabaga peeled and cubed 1 large green onion 8 tbsp butter 6-8 wild duck breasts 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Let the Detox Begin… Or Not

Those of you who are trying to be good after the food orgy that was December can stick to the first two options in this suggested meal. If you want your meal to finish with something creamy and delicious and … Continue reading

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Scallops Over Asparagus

This is a very simple first course or light lunch that takes advantage of fresh grapefruit and asparagus. And scallops and pancetta. Scallops with Asparagus 12 scallops 1 bunch asparagus 3 slices pancetta cut into thin strips 1-2 large ruby … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Christmas Parties and Presents

Like many of you the last month was filled with a lot of parties, baking and drinking. Although here that is every month. Above was a fairly decent tequila brought by a party goer that disappeared into a lot of … Continue reading

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The Red Lion

We don’t often drink Grand Marnier mixed into cocktails. We prefer to simply indulge in the liqueur by itself. But we had just a tad bit left and had just bought a new bottle so we headed over to the … Continue reading

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