Category Archives: Appetizers

Crab En Croute

The dungeness crab season is way too short. Blink and you miss it and all the tasty, meaty goodness that it entails. So we were stoked to see some fresh crabs at our fish monger when we picked up oysters … Continue reading

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Plum Jam

What better way to use up a giant bucket of overripe plums. For how to can and basic jam making go here. Plum Jam 8 cups plums skin removed from 3/4 cut into small pieces 4 cups sugar 4 cloves … Continue reading

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Seared Porcini Mushrooms

This requires at least 1 lb fresh porcini. Pick caps over stems. Florentine Porcini Mushrooms 1 lb porcini mushrooms 1 whole head garlic 8-12 leaves basil 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp dijon Salt/pepper Butter Peel paper from garlic. place … Continue reading

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Pickled Radishes

So aside from kale the only thing at the farmers market worth buying is radishes. Luckily this helps them taste a lot better. This fills one normal sized wide mouth ball jar. Pickled Radishes 1 bunch radishes tops removed and … Continue reading

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Oyster Soup

Oyster soup recipes are mostly cream based. Mostly. Oyster and Andouille Soup 1 lb shucked oysters about 14-20 depending on size 2 fresh andouille sausage sliced 6 whole anchovies packed in salt rinsed and chopped 2 chili de arbols chopped … Continue reading

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Marinated Feta

People need munchies while they wait for that big holiday meal. This year we went with a Mediterranean-themed appetizer spread on Thanksgiving because Katherine’s colleague used to work for an olive distributor. Hey, we find inspiration everywhere. This is colorful, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Hummus

We wanted to do Mediterranean appetizers on Thanksgiving this year, but regular hummus didn’t seem very festive. This was as delicious as it was pretty and put some little pumpkins to use. And to think some people use those for … Continue reading

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