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Fresh Herb Falafel

Well, I cooked dinner for the first time in quite a while today. (Actually in hindsight I made breakfast, lunch smoothies, and dinner, which makes this perhaps the greatest kitchen day since Thanksgiving?) And I made dinner last night? Wow. … Continue reading

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Habanero hot sauce

You’d think I would have some crops from our front yard garden that would feed the family… You know, tomatoes lettuces and the like. We had some strawberries but I think the kids preferred the big ones shipped in from … Continue reading

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Rhubarb chutney

When I planted some small rhubarb plants in the fall of 2012, I had grand plans for what we’d do with the rhubarb. This is the first year for harvest, and we’ve only made one thing, which unfortunately didn’t turn … Continue reading

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Eggs with ramps

Picked up my first-ever haul of ramps yesterday and I couldn’t wait to make something… anything… with them. So for breakfast today it’s scrambled eggs with lightly sautéed ramps.

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Port and onion chutney

I perhaps made something similar for Christmas last year? Although it was probably with wine rather than port. From Bon Appetit, slightly modified. 1/4 c olive oil 1 large red onion, sliced thin Salt and pepper 1/2 c ruby port … Continue reading

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Yeast Waffles, again

Still looking for that killer yeasted waffles recipe, this time from the cookbook Make the Bread, Buy the Butter (Jennifer Reese, the Tipsy Baker), from which we grabbed the buttermilk pancake recipe which we make on most weekends. I do … Continue reading

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Beans 2013

No time for mozzarella tonight, but I can report on the garden. So far we’ve harvested broccoli, strawberries (small crop but delicious), and a small amount of herbs (chives, thyme, basil, rosemary). And today we started on the green beans, … Continue reading

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Chive Blossom Vinegar

We’ve been growing chives in our front-yard garden for a few years now, and last year for the first time I noticed how pretty the chive blossoms are. Reading more about them lately, I found out that they are edible … Continue reading

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Sunday morning

It’s Sunday morning in April, and it’s 36 degrees outside. Not good for riding, but I’ve got 10 pounds of pork in the smoker and 10 gallons of beer brewing up… I’d call that a pretty good morning.

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Sous vide short ribs

This recipe is about as easy as they come, from Modernist Cuisine at Home p229. Vacuum seal the ribs, then place in a water bath at 144 F. For 3 days (yes that’s 72 hours). Remove, cover with a red … Continue reading

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