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Sunday Suppers: An Italian Summer

We wish we could spend some time in Italy this summer, but we’ll have to settle for cooking up an Italian feast instead. Fried Sage Leaves Eggplant Parmesan Or if you prefer something a little lighter Stuffed Eggplant Chocolate Figs … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen

Our kitchen in the summer is a pretty place and a pretty busy one too. Fresh ingredients abound and we tend to splurge at the farmers market. Here’s a look at our kitchen in August. The peaches in the bowl … Continue reading

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Thyme for Limoncello

We saw this lovely cocktail over at Annashortcakes and decided immediately that we had to make it. Fresh herbs, gin and limoncello sounded like a winning combo to us and it didn’t disappoint. (We made two small changes, letting the … Continue reading

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Blackberry Thyme Martinis

If you think of Happy Hour all day Friday this is the drink for you. Make your berry mix in the morning so it can macerate all day in the refrigerator and you can think happy thoughts. Or you could … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Booze Part 2

If there’s a part one, a part two should follow… Don’t confuse these with a strawberry mojito, although the leftover juice is good enough to drink. This recipe makes use of our ample supply of fresh mint. Eat these by … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette

We resisted the urge to fancy this up with feta or fresh mozzarella. Tomatoes this good don’t need a lot of help. If you have leftovers, toss them in tomorrow’s salad or pasta. Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette 1 lb … Continue reading

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A new year

Once again the gardening season has arrived. It was an incredibly short winter this year ending in December with two nights below 40 degrees. This last weekend I found myself turning over the soil in the garden and sowing the … Continue reading

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Prepping the spice cabinet for winter

As the weather cools it is time to trim back the spice plants and dry out the remaining leaves for use over the winter. I like to over cut whenever I use a spice so I have leaves drying pretty … Continue reading

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On herb gardens and selective green thumbs

By Katherine The woman who owned our home before us was such an avid gardener she planted the neighbor’s side yard. Azaleas lined the walkway. Lantana bushes surrounded the mailbox. She had an intricate sprinkler system on an automatic timer. … Continue reading

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