Category Archives: Italian

Pork Chops with Cherries

The scapes have finally arrived and this is a great way to use them. The sauce cooks very fast and the end result is fancy and tasty. If there are no scapes then a combination of green onions and garlic … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Rain Delays

Everything has been way behind schedule due to all the rain. Normally we would have already made the pickles and strawberry jam for the next year, but at this point the garlic scapes have just arrived and the arugula is … Continue reading

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Chicken Saltimbocca

We saw this dish made all sorts of ways. Some folks browned the prosciutto, some fried up the sage leaves or rolled up the chicken. Lots were heavy on the sauce. We kept things fairly simple. This recipe made the … 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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Poached Whole Fish in Mushroom Stock

This is a great way to cook smaller whole fish like trout. Larger fillets can be substituted if desired. Either way serve with polenta in a bowl full of the broth. Poached Whole Fish with Mushroom Broth 2-3 lbs whole … Continue reading

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Lamb Shoulder Chops with Mint Chimichurri

Here is a great way to combine the flavor of mint and lamb without using some sort of jelly abomination. This sauce would work well for lamb chops or for a rack of lamb. Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Sauce For … 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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