Monthly Archives: April 2015

Carrot Top Pesto

Normally I use carrot fronds in stocks but this is a really tasty way to use them as well. Use only the leaves for this and make sure the fronds are really fresh, like out of your garden or from … Continue reading

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Duck and Apple Crepes

So maybe there is some left over seared duck breasts in the refrigerator and maybe the sage plant is producing giant leaves like crazy. Time for breakfast, or dinner. Go here for the crepe batter and how to make them. … Continue reading

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Mint Julep

Bourbon has been on super sale at one of our favorite liquor stores and our mint plants are already beginning to take off. We think this might be our drink of the summer. But no we don’t plan to buy … Continue reading

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Duck Breasts in Orange Sauce

Here is a really quick and fancy way to serve wild or farm raised duck. Juice the oranges, do not buy orange juice. Seared Duck Breasts with Orange 8 wild duck breasts or 4 farm raised some fat trimmed off … Continue reading

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Salmon and Red Pepper Quiche

The sweetness of the roasted red bell peppers and the smoky salmon really elevate this quiche. As does the cream and cheese. Salmon and Red Bell Pepper Quiche 1 pie crust 8 oz smoked salmon chopped fine 1 red bell … Continue reading

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Scofflaw

Here is another great way to enjoy bourbon. For those who do not know simple syrup is 1 part water and 1 part sugar brought to a boil and then cooled. Scofflaw 2 oz bourbon 1 oz dry vermouth 1/4 … Continue reading

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Grit Cakes with Spicy Cheese Sauce

Here is another way to use grits. Any sauce can be poured over the cakes and they work as well as polenta with most meats. Of course a heavy cheese sauce is always a good way to go. Grit Cakes … Continue reading

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