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Crispy, Baked Sweet Potato Fries (gluten-free)

Over the weekend I went on an internet mission to find the secret to sweet potato fries that are crispy, baked (vs fried), well-seasoned, and gluten free.  I wrote down … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 20 Comments

Pan-Seared, Blackened Flounder

The secrets to a really tasty piece of blackened fish are 1) a really tasty Creole seasoning, and 2) not overcooking the fish.  I use a slightly modified version of  … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 7 Comments

Roasted Cauliflower Soup (gluten-free, dairy-free)

Inspiration: Puree of White Bean Soup from Brasserie le Coze This week I got a blender, a powerful one, something that incredulously was missing from my arsenal of cooking tools.  … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 15 Comments

Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Our good-gardener, neighbor Mike brought us some beautiful pattypan squash from his garden, and also a package of heirloom tomatoes that he had sun-dried and put up from another year’s … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · 15 Comments

Sirloin Tip Steak with Harissa Marinade

Silly me, I made the mistake of assuming the grocery store would be open on Sunday, as usual.  Rediscovering that it was Easter meant that dinner plans had to be … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Pork Ossobuco

Modified from The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food, by Lynne Rossetto Kasper Pasquale Palazzolo (Pat) from the blog Fatass to Badass (F2BBlog.com) asked if … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · 13 Comments

Roasted Lima Beans with Italian Herbs

Modified from Wholefoods.com It was not shaping up to be an exciting day for vegetables.  There were slim pickings in the refrigerator, and I didn’t relish the idea of going … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (grain-free)

Modified from The Spice House’s Ginger Spice Cookies Take a break, have some tea and cookies!  I discovered crystallized ginger “nibs” at The Spice House months ago, but just now … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · 6 Comments

Curried Sweet Potato Gratin

A gratin is a dish typically prepared using ingredients of thinly sliced and layered potatoes and cream cooked in a buttered dish.  Well….yum!  This preparation method originated in France (of … Continue reading

August 28, 2011 · 8 Comments

Kefta Kabobs

aka Ground Beef with Moroccan Spices on a Stick Recipe adapted from Flavors of Morocco (by Ghillie Basan) and The New Book of Middle Eastern Food (by Claudia Roden) It’s … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · 19 Comments

Braised Beef with Harissa and Preserved Lemon

Source:  The Spice House Recipes A few weeks ago we received a 1/8 cattle share of grass-fed beef from Heritage Foods / Hearst Ranch.  In amongst the steaks, roasts, and … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · 9 Comments

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Our neighbor, Mike, from across the road is always kind enough to share his bounty of tomatoes with us.  It’s nice to have someone who takes pity on those of … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 17 Comments

Lime-Curry Pork Skewers

We enjoyed the chicken satay so much last week, we decided to skewer some pork tenderloin!  The Lime-Curry marinade was wonderful with the pork tenderloin, adding multiple layers of spicy … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 5 Comments

Big, Bad Beefy Back Ribs

Smoking these gigantic beef ribs is not for the faint of heart – they are big and bad, as the title of this post says!  It takes some prep work, … Continue reading

May 31, 2011 · 9 Comments

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