Tag: Food Blog

Barbequing and Grilling

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

The blueberries are in season and we’re making a batch of this barbecue sauce to slather onto pork chops, ribs, burgers, chicken, turkey or even fish! It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and can be easily

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Red Wine Cherry Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. A terrific sauce for pannacotta or ice-cream or whatever else might come to mind! I think I’ll give it a try on waffles! You will need to use frozen pitted

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Fresh Bean Salad

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Makes Approximately 6 Servings When beans are in season, either your own home grown, or bought at your local farmer’s markets, it’s time to make this salad! A very tasty

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Kitchen Tips

Crunchy Dill Pickles

Dill pickles are one of the things that we like a lot at our house. We have been canning/preserving them every year for it seems like forever…and when you present a jar to friends, are they ever happy! Cold, crisp and

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Basics & Tips

Farewell to Firenze

Our fourth trip to Italy included Rome and Tuscany.  Tuscany was a bit poignant for us. We spent our first two weeks in Rome and were thrilled to be heading back to Tuscany where we had rented an apartment in Panzano in Chianti for two weeks but we also knew that it

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins The local strawberries are in and so is the rhubarb…you know what they say, what grows together goes together.  I just love the combination of strawberries with

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Fajitas With Grilled Onions and Peppers

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Dinner on the patio and what a delicious way to enjoy a warm summer evening!  Marinate the steak the day before, grill some onions and peppers, make a salad, warm

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Roasted Tomato Crostini With Lardo

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Never will I forget my first taste of lardo! It was in Panzano in Chianti and oh my, was it amazing or what. I might have been a little hesitant but

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My First Arancini

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. The other day I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with that left-over saffron risotto from the other night. Having just returned from Italy guess what

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To Meat Or Not To Meat?

Ever since Elizabeth Minchelli posted a photo on Facebook taken one night while having dinner at St. John, of what the table next to theirs had ordered; a whole roasted suckling pig and the comments the photo engendered, I wanted to make a response.

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