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Oysters I Like

The oysters of my youth were huge things, briny and thick — I hated them and couldn’t see why people made such a fuss over them.

A Pre-Travel Torta

(This was a draft of a post I never finished back in February 2010. I *think* its a reference to our Ashland trip) We were going to have a lot of left-overs when we left, and I hated to let them become science experiments. So I decided to make a torta, which is a kind […]

Sunday Fun: Blueberry Jam

I like making my own gifts. Not because I’m cheap, but because I feel that something made is inherently more special than that which is mass-produced. Each summer I make a variety of food gifts — canned or preserved nummies that have been very well received by others. This week, I made Blueberry-Lemon Jam. (Recipe […]

Sunday Fun: Stone Fruit Chutney

One of my summer delights is canning/preserving for winter yumminess (and gifts for special people!).  Since this is my blog, I’m going to show you how I do it. (The recipe will be at the end.) First, start with a variety of stone fruit — this year I had peaches, nectarines, and plums. I like […]

Three-Fruit Cobbler Recipe

J brought home very late season strawberries and they just didn’t didn’t look good enough to eat outright. But along with some grapes and blueberries in the fridge I felt like trying to make a cobbler. My camera was handy, so y’all get to see the process. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups mixed berries (sliced) 1 […]

A whole chicken is a marvelous way to produce three (or more) meals inexpensively and with little time on your part. Here’s how we do it. Night One: Roast Chicken Dinner 3.5-4.5lb chicken 2 Tbl pesto, OR lemon and 1 Tbl olive oil and 1 tsp salt Remove neck and innards; discard innards but put […]

Cornbread w/ Mixed Berries

The other night I didn’t feel like cooking, but wanted to eat something based on berries. I was hungry, so I didn’t want to wait too long. Although a Dutch Baby would qualify (and yummily so), I didn’t have enough eggs. Time to be creative. I found a box of cornbread/muffin mix (you know the […]

Soup might be too strong a word, and this started out as a chowder, but I decided not to add any milk because the corn juice was so tasty (and there was a lot of it). So there is just enough broth to keep this meal juicy but not enough to slurp every spoonful. Is […]

This was incredibly good, and the first time I’ve ever made grits to boot. Using leftovers and frozen vegetables makes this easy and fairly quick to put together. Creamed Chicken & Grits 4 ½ c chicken broth ½ tsp salt 1 c instant grits ½ tsp dried thyme 1 chicken, roasted and boned, cut into […]

Recipe: Crockpot Chicken & Rice

— 3/4 cups of brown rice — 3/4 cups chicken broth — 3/4 cups lowfat milk, divided — 3/8 cup flour — 1 sm onion, diced — 4 oz sliced mushrooms — 3-4 chicken thighs — 3 garlic cloves, diced tiny –1/4 tsp black pepper –1/4 tsp paprika The Directions. Combine all of the chicken […]

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