June 2009

Blueberry Lemon Curd Tart

June 26, 2009
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Very rarely do I go out and buy food with the express intent to make something specific. Rather, I’m usually inspired by something I see at the market or by the desire to use something already in my ‘fridge, freezer or pantry. Last weekend, when planning my “Girl’s Night” baking party, I wanted to make something for […]

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Bread and Wine; Girl's Night Out "How to Bake Bread" Class

June 22, 2009

Click here for Printable Recipe One night, I posted on Twitter; “Dinner: Homemade bread, toasted, with butter and a Paso Robles Zinfandel. Yep that’s it. Nothin’ wrong with that is there?” A friend of mine quickly replied that it sounded good to her, and I suggested I show her and some other friends how easy […]

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Coriander Crusted Ahi Tuna with Cucumber Slaw and Wasabi Vinaigrette

June 15, 2009

One of the benefits to working in restaurants is that I have access to product which might otherwise be difficult to get or expensive. Occasionally, I ask one of the chefs I work with if I can buy something and thankfully, they almost always say yes. The company I work for specializes in seafood and […]

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Orzo Salad with Asparagus, Artichokes, Tuna & Lemon Vodka Vinaigrette

June 8, 2009
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    Asparagus. Artichokes. Tuna….Vodka? What do these ingredients all have in common? Not much, but that’s the point. They are the four ingredients chosen at random for this month’s Paper Chef  Challenge by last month’s winner, Allison of Local Lemons. I almost didn’t participate because I really don’t like vodka. My passionate dislike goes back to […]

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Garden Update; The World’s Most Expensive Tomato

June 7, 2009

Yesterday we ate the World’s Most Expensive Tomato. Ok, not really, but sometimes gardening feels that way, doesn’t it? When you factor in what was spent on building the raised beds, filling them with hay, alfalfa, manure and compost, buying the plants, building the fences, buying critter repellent, water, and time,  it seems like it would […]

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Salmon Cakes with Spicy Yogurt Remoulade

June 1, 2009

I grilled some wild Sockeye salmon a couple of nights ago and had a few cooked pieces left over. I was going to just toss it in a green salad and be done with it, when I thought, why not try something different? When I checked my ‘fridge and pantry, I had all the necessary […]

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