Category: Spring Possibilities

Fall Mains

Szekely Gulays (Meat Stew With Sauerkraut)

Being a huge fan of any kind of braise and Hungarian Foods, I decided to put together a veal or pork and sauerkraut stew. Oyama Sausage** makes their own sauerkraut containing only cabbage and salt. Make sure you rinse it well before

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Fall Mains

Cobb Salad

This is my adaptation of the famous salad.   I absolutely adore Cobb Salad.   From the tang of the blue cheese to the creamy avocado, crunchy lettuce, salty bacon, delicious!  Serve with homemade biscuits** or purchased rolls.  Thinking of starting

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Fall Mains

Masala Lamb Meatballs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I stumbled upon this recipe by Jennifer Danter in the February EAT MAGAZINE and thought “we like meatballs a lot and we like Indian food a whole lot”…sounds good to

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Spring Pasta

Clarisse Schiller’s Pasta With Asparagus Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is an excellent recipe for pasta dressed with an asparagus sauce from Julia Della Croce’s cookbook, Umbria. I made it this last spring and it was excellent. It’s worth

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Fall Salads

Asian Coleslaw With Peanut Dressing

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you only knew how many recipes I have for coleslaw! It’s seems like there’s at least one from every country in the world! This one is great with any

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It’s Time To Ramp It Up!

They’re back! It’s the season again for ramps aka: wild leeks. For a time I thought they only grew wild in the eastern U.S. Surprise…they grow here! Like some strong cheeses, their “fragrance” is stronger than their taste. If you

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Welcoming Spring with Stinging Nettles

I received a Tuscan cookbook a few years ago from my husband, who, I am sure had no ulterior motives! Italians have a thing about wild spring greens. They forage for them like crazy. Eating only root veggies all winter

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A Gardener’s Hope

Or, maybe it should be “a hope and a prayer”… The radish seeds I planted are up as of yesterday! I’ve been thinking about the planting of seeds lately. It seems to me that gardeners are people whose glasses are

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Spring Possibilities

Traditions (Is It Easter Yet?)

The coming of spring meant lots of things when I was a little girl. Easter school holidays (hey, it was the 1950’s so it was still called that), were high on my list, not being that keen on school! Then

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Dreaming of Spring Chicken

Sure it’s not quite spring but as usual, I was doing freezer inventory and found a few things that should be used up. Now that the tarragon and chives are up…that for sure says spring to me. I used chicken

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