Monthly Archives: April 2011

Easter Dinner

We combined forces with our neighbors for dinner on Easter Sunday.  He is a great cook, and their family truly appreciates good food and wine.  I’m very short on pictures, as I was scrambling to get the meal together on … Continue reading

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Easter Lunch

We enjoyed Easter lunch at Dad’s house, after the annual egg hunt.  Lunch included ham, turkey, baked macaroni, green beans, and a variety of other tasty dishes.  As my brother Andrew expertly carved the turkey, Irene lamented that her presentation … Continue reading

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Beer is back!

After a prolonged absence, beer made it’s return fairly early on Easter Sunday.

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After reading Ruhlman’s recent post on guacamole, I decided to buy a mortar and pestle.  Thanks to my staff for the Amazon gift card, which paid for the mortar and pestle, along with some CDs- Bad Company, The Replacements, Katie … Continue reading

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Fish tacos

Here is a simple fish taco from the last Friday of Lent.  Pan sauteed cod, served on a corn tortilla browned lightly in a skillet.  It is garnished traditionally, with a little finely shredded cabbage, radish, diced tomato, some cilantro, … Continue reading

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Braised Chicken

I prepared this chicken from a recipe in Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc cookbook.  It is a classic braise, with the inclusion of some ‘exotic’ aromatics including fennel and green olives.  The recipe called for thighs, but I used thighs and … Continue reading

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Garden update- Week 5

We are getting close to having some produce to harvest- cherry tomatoes and summer squash are almost ready. I treated the powdery mildew with a sprayed antifungal agent from Ace Hardware- I’ll post the name later.  I would prefer to … Continue reading

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