Category Archives: Recipes

Duck Gumbo

Use wild duck for this if possible. If using farm raised then do not use any butter in the roux and measure the amount of fat to 1/2 cup after browning the breast meat in a small amount of bacon … 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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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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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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Mini Monte Cristos

These sandwiches are pretty decadent so we made them in smaller portions. Of course we then ate two portions each… Previously, we’d only had them at restaurants, but some leftover ham and cheese from a deli tray inspired us. Mini … Continue reading

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Roasted Whole Carrots

Here is a great way to use up some of the many carrots in the refrigerator after a pretty great harvest from the garden. Try to use carrots that are all the same size and length to even the cooking … 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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