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Peach Pie for Pi Day

Cleaning out the freezer and math happened to collide in our kitchen, so we thought we would share the results. This peach pie recipe is a take-off on one that was quite popular at our restaurant, and that was a take off on one from The Frog Commissary Cookbook, one of our favorites. Not that [...]


March 14, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes  One Comment

Wonderful Homemade Knish

Most every culture has some kind of filled dumpling recipe. The Polish serve Pierogies, while the Italian Ravioli. Chinese have numerous and varied recipes from potstickers to things we cannot begin to pronounce correctly. Do a search on the internet and you will find an abundance of recipes to choose from. Although we had heard [...]

December 17, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes, You are What You Eat  No Comments

A New Twist on Summer Squash

Three hills of summer squash may seem like two hills too many, unless you have fun ways to serve what you pick fresh. We had heard of making curly fries from potatoes and sweet potatoes, then learned you can do the same thing with eggplant, summer squash, and butternut squash. After checking out a few [...]

August 25, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Drying-Roasting, How to Store, Recipes  5 Comments

Stuffed Texas Onions with an Asian Influence

What do you do with a case of sweet onions from Texas? Anything you want! We received this wonderful gift from Mr. and Mrs. Jones, jr. and were quite excited to try it, especially the ‘onion cooker’ that was in the box. Sure enough the little plastic onion shaped device cooks a whole onion in [...]

June 11, 2013  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes  No Comments

The Unexpected Crepe

It was too cold to get much work done in the garden yesterday, but a good day to clean out the canning shelves and freezer. First I happened upon the last jar of Red Onion Marmalade, whoa! I thought it was all gone. Of course, this being nigh on a special occasion, I had to [...]

April 21, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes  No Comments

My Big Fat Greek Eggplant

Recently at our local deli, a platter of Eggplant Rollatini caught our eye. So we tried some, and although it was very good and an interesting presentation, it was really nothing more than another version of Eggplant Parmesan. Challenge accepted. Peel one large eggplant and slice lengthwise 1/4″-1/2″ thick. Place in colander and salt to [...]

April 14, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes  2 Comments

Fresh Fruit Crêpes with Mint Crème Anglaise

This recipe sounds fancy-shmancy, but actually it’s pretty easy. Crème Anglaise is most often flavored using vanilla beans, but really the sky is the limit when it comes to combinations of fillings and flavors. Crème Anglaise Sauce 2 cups milk 3/4 cup fresh mint 1/2 cup sugar 6 egg yolks Mix the milk and half [...]

March 31, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes, You are What You Eat  No Comments

Tastes Like, Well…

Like many other people, Mandolin and I have been moving towards a more plant based diet. Of course this means adapting old and finding new recipes. We’ve been using more Tofu; made from soy beans it’s a wonderful source of protein. Unfortunately there is a lot of GE soybeans out there, so be sure to [...]

February 24, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes  3 Comments

Not Your Momma’s Stuffed Peppers

This recipe is for vegan stuffed peppers, but you can adjust it to what you like. It will make 4 peppers, but we only had 3 to stuff. What remained was enjoyed as a sloppy joe. You’ll need: 6 oz. Smart Ground vegetable protein crumbles (or 8 oz. ground meat, cooked and drained) 4 red, [...]

February 12, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes  One Comment

Roasted Fall Veggies with Spinach-Kale Pesto

The recipe for Pesto can now be found here. The roasted veggie recipe here. Sorry for any inconvenience.

November 6, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Recipes  No Comments