Monthly Archives: June 2011

Alex’s Redfish

We made redfish for dinner on Sunday night after returning home from New Orleans.  Perhaps I should say Alex made redfish, as he prepared the fish with almost no help from dad.  He seasoned the fish with kosher salt, lemon … Continue reading

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Going Fishing

During our recent trip to New Orleans, the boys and I went fishing in Venice, LA.  We had a great trip with Captain Mike Dickinson of Phat Cat charters.  We left the city at around 5:15, and had lines in … Continue reading

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Final Garden Update

It’s been some time since I’ve posted a garden update. Our tomatoes are doing great- very productive. The cherry tomatoes are sweet and delicious, and the yellows are also wonderful. Our reds are a little small, but tasty nonetheless. The … Continue reading

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Rye Bread

I have been experimenting with baking more this year, since Ruhlman began to emphasize it on his blog in January.  I’ve made a few different breads he describes, with good results.  Most recently, I made rye bread with caraway seeds. … Continue reading

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A well executed BLT can be a wonderful thing.  We made these sandwiches at mom’s house on our recent trip to the coast.  Creole tomatoes, romaine lettuce, Boar’s Head bacon, and surprisingly good multigrain bread from Wal-Mart in the pass. … Continue reading

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Here are a couple of dishes incorporating tomatoes from our garden. A classic caprese salad with tomatoes and basil from our garden and fresh mozzarella. I dressed it with good olive oil and a little drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Tomatoes … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanuts

As far as I know, boiled peanuts are a uniquely southern ‘phenomenon.’ I don’t remember ever seeing them outside of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, or northern Florida. I’m sure they are available other places, but they seem to be closely … Continue reading

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