Tag Archives: winter

Roast Rutabaga

This is a simple way to serve rutabaga. any assortment of root vegetables will work. Roast Root Vegetables 1 rutabaga peeled and cubbed 2-4 carrots peeled and cut into large bites 1-2 potatoes peeled and cubed 6-8 small whole cloves … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

  Our annual Twelve Days of Christmas posts start tomorrow and we’re getting giddy, or maybe we’re just tipsy and suffering from slight sugar comas. Here are all the recipes from our past Twelve Days of Christmas posts. Like we’ve … Continue reading

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Let The Garden Begin

The extremely cold and way overstayed winter is finally over. This weekend I finished planting the spring garden and saving or removing all the plants damaged from the winter weather.   Last year I tried planting fava beans along with … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Come Inside and Warm Up

Here are a few options to fight the miserable winter everyone seems to have around here. Cheddar Potato Soup Meatball Soup White Bean Chili Oatmeal Wheat Bread to dip in the soups Or top dip in the chili, cornbread. And … Continue reading

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Cream of Potato Soup

This is a lighter cream soup that is full of flavor thanks to the fresh stock made from turkey kidneys. Most good butcher shops should have giblets for sale, you may just need to ask. Chicken kidneys can be substituted, … Continue reading

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Winter Drink Roundup

The calendar says it’s not technically winter yet, but we say it’s close enough for a winter drink roundup. Here are some of our favorites — hot and cold. Candy Cane Martini Brandied Hot Chocolate Gingersnap Martinis Wassail Hazelnut Shooters … Continue reading

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Split Pea Stew

This stew is a healthier alternative to the normal split pea soup. The use of smoked sausage helps to keep the meaty flavor strong while reducing the fat from either a ham hock or bacon. The spice mixture also really … Continue reading

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Orange Hazelnut Martini

Snow is optional. Orange Hazelnut Martini 1 part vodka 2 parts fresh squeezed orange juice 1/2 part triple sec 1/2 part hazelnut liqueur Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass. If feeling really ambitious … Continue reading

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Braised Pot Roast

This dish works best when cooked over low heat for a very long time. Some folks may use this newfangled contraption called a crock pot, which then could cook all day while they happened to be at work. Of course … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

For the next 12 days we’ll bring you recipes that are perfect for Christmas and holiday celebrations. We’ll feature more drinks and sugar than normal, because let’s face it holiday celebrations often involve family or coworkers, sometimes both. Alcohol and … Continue reading

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