Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pear Jam with Ginger

A coworker unloaded a bunch of deformed overripe pears a few days ago. Time to make jam. If you do not know how to can then go here. Pear Jam with Ginger 8 cups pears peeled. cored and finely diced … Continue reading

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Berry Bars

We always seem to have a few bags of frozen cranberries around this time of year that we want use up before we start seeing them on store shelves again. We like desserts that use other fruits too to help … Continue reading

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Pasta Alla Norma

This is a quick and simple way to use an eggplant. The sauce is fantastic over fusilli pasta but any long thick noodle will work. The recipe was inspired by the New York Times one here. Pasta All Norma 1 … Continue reading

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Grilled Halibut with Pepper Harissa sauce

This is a fantastic spicy sauce that takes advantage of grilled peppers. It is a perfect match for fresh Halibut steaks that Katherine’s coworker brought back from Seattle. Have we mentioned we love this coworker? The sauce would also work … Continue reading

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Fried Brown Rice

This is a simple dish that uses up leftover rice. It can have many different ingredients added or substituted in it. Fried Brown Rice 2 cups cooked brown rice 2 eggs beaten with 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp garlic … Continue reading

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Salmon Poached in Tomato Broth

This recipe is a great way to take advantage of fresh tomatoes and was inspired by this recipe at In Sock Monkey Slippers. A really good piece of salmon is key as well. Serve this with polenta or creamy grits. … Continue reading

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A Colorful Array of Sides for Labor Day

Since most other sites are all about the meat, here are some options to go along with the most important part of the day. Have a great holiday! Grilled Corn Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette Potato and Anchovy Salad Jalapeno … Continue reading

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