Category Archives: Appetizers

Glazed Tofu

This is a simple and tasty way to cook tofu. If sorghum is unavailable then honey can be used. Glazed Tofu 1 package extra firm tofu 2 tbsp sorghum 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Summer Eats

Summer may come at the same time each year, but summer weather down here almost always arrives by mid Spring. Here are some of our favorite summer eats — heavy on the tomatoes, corn, zucchini and peppers. Roasted Tomato Pasta … Continue reading

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Vichyssoise

This is a fairly simple soup to make, but it does require a couple hours to chill so plan ahead. Vichyssoise 2 lbs potatoes skinned and diced small 4 large leeks cleaned and finely sliced, about 6 cups 8 cups … Continue reading

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Marinated Mushrooms

We always have mushrooms in our refrigerator. Sometimes we buy too many and this is a great way to use them up before they go bad. Plus making your own marinated mushrooms is way cheaper than buying them from the … Continue reading

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Chicken, Shiitake and Rice Noodle Broth Bowls

This is a fantastic light soup that is perfect for lunch, a snack or a first course. Yes, it is basically what ramen should be. Chicken and Mushroom Noodle Soup 2 chicken breasts deboned, skinned and sliced into thin strips … Continue reading

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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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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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