Southern Dinner

by Kat S. on March 2, 2015

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Sorry, y’all – long time, no post. Here’s a pic of tonight’s dinner – Southern-style Buttermilk Oven-”Fried” Chicken (marinated in homemade buttermilk, cayenne pepper sauce, and a secret blend of herbs and spices — aka I can’t remember what I put in — , then dredged in seasoned flour and roasted at 400 for 70 minutes), buttered green beans and “fried” (really sauteed, then steamed) cabbage. Tonight’s dinner got my husband’s approval – he had three pieces of chicken. This will make excellent leftovers. :)


Sunday Dinner

by Kat S. on August 4, 2014

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Last night, for dinner, we enjoyed this delicious plate of grilled linguiça, garlic scapes, and grilled pepper and cheddar poppers. Alongside, a yummy salad of lettuce, parsley, dill, tomatoes from our garden, young Monte Verde cheese by Willow Hill Farm, and crispy grilled and crumbled pepperoni.


Braised Chicken Thighs with Linguiça and White Beans

July 30, 2014
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TweetThis yummy one-pot dinner was inspired by this post on Seven Days — while I didn’t eat the actual dish from the review, I used it as a starting point for dinner last night. My parents were coming back from vacation, and since they were still on West Coast time, I had dinner ready just [...]

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Berry & Buttermilk Pie

July 28, 2014
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TweetOn Saturday, after I picked this lovely mountain (aka. 8 pounds) of blueberries at Willow Hill Farm, I had pie on the brain. I was thinking about a recipe I found on Pinterest a while back for blueberries and cream pie, but I didn’t have anything creamy (sour cream, cream cheese, mascarpone) to make the [...]

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Sueño de fruta

July 19, 2014
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TweetIf you love fruit, and you haven’t read Jeffrey Steingarten’s section on ripe fruit in The Man Who Ate Everything, that should be next on your list. After picking fresh raspberries at a friend’s house, scavenging for wild black raspberries at my house, going to Healthy Living’s Fresh Off the Truck Sale, and into Trader [...]

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Dinner Tonight: Redfish

July 17, 2014
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TweetOur local store has a special on redfish this week – I thought the name was familiar, and then I remembered seeing photos of my brother catching redfish on his last trip to the Carolinas. Redfish is a delicate, not-too-fishy, white-fleshed fish, and as far as I’m concerned, it goes right into the “YES” column. [...]

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Bites in Montreal :: Garage Beirut

July 12, 2014
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TweetFor our 3rd anniversary, my parents gave us some money to go on a short trip – we try to see a band we like play live at least once a year, so we opted to take a trip to Montreal this time. After much research, we decided to go to Garage Beirut before going [...]

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Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad

June 21, 2014
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TweetHappy Summer!! I realize today is officially the first “real” day of summer, but I packed up the last of my stuff and moved out of my classroom on Wednesday, so I’ve already been on vacation. =) There are two things I love most about summer food — the fact that we can cook most [...]

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Saffron Lentils & Potatoes

June 19, 2014
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TweetWhat you need: olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced or chopped 3 cloves garlic, smashed with back of knife 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root 1 cup sliced peppers – some sweet, some hot 1 generous teaspoon salt 1/4 cup milk 1 pinch saffron 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 cup salsa 1 1/2 cups [...]

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Tortilla española

June 18, 2014
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TweetIt’s hard to believe that I’ve been eating and making tortilla for so many years, and never posted a recipe of it. Spanish tortilla is something that is very close to my heart – a dish that is served in big slices for breakfast, a mid-day snack, or in thick squares on toothpicks for tapas [...]

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