Seared Sea Scallops with Fig-Balsamic Glaze

Scallops are simply wonderful for a quick meal – they only take a few minutes to cook and there are many simple ways to serve them.  I love them seared and served on a bed of creamy risotto and roasted asparagus, with a trickle of balsamic glaze over the top.  This is the essence of… Continue reading Seared Sea Scallops with Fig-Balsamic Glaze

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Fresh Ham Steak with Mustard-Cider Glaze

As I’ve probably mentioned before, one fun thing about belonging to a CSA is you get to try cuts of meat (or vegetables) that you might not have otherwise picked up at the grocery store.  Part of our “Dig the Pig” share from Moonshine Meats is a large slab of fresh ham steak.  In this… Continue reading Fresh Ham Steak with Mustard-Cider Glaze

Thanksgiving Round-up

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday.  For a cook, there is nothing quite so satisfying as planning, cooking, and serving up a feast to your family or friends. One giant meal for the day, with lots of nibbling and snacking in between.  I look forward to that first stolen bite of turkey, the privilege of which… Continue reading Thanksgiving Round-up

Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze

With this heat wave, I needed something relatively light for dinner – so off I went to the seafood counter.  It just seems cooler over there, with the long display of sea creatures nestled in iced-down trays.  The scallops were calling my name, all sweetness and light in their plump milky-whiteness.  Ok, they didn’t really… Continue reading Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze

Salmon with Chipotle-Lime Glaze

As we enjoyed this meal, it occurred to us that it might be the healthiest combination of food ever!  Not that it really mattered, because it was quite tasty and we would have eaten every bite even it it was chock full of benzene and trans fats.  Well, not really…we do try to avoid foods… Continue reading Salmon with Chipotle-Lime Glaze

Ham with Candied Orange Glaze

Ham Ham Ham Ham (Glorious Ham)!  Ham is all over the place!  For many people, a glazed ham is the centerpiece of an Easter dinner.  Consequently, when I went to the grocery on April 23rd, the meat case was piled high with hams…and they were on sale!  I don’t know why we don’t have ham… Continue reading Ham with Candied Orange Glaze