07/10/14
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Strawberry Shortcake

“I have learned to treat each basket of really good berries I encounter as a box of fleeting, precious jewels, a treat to be enjoyed with unalloyed pleasure; no cream, sugar, or splash of Beaujolais, just the warm berry in all its scarlet glory.  That perfect fruit is a rare find, but once you chance Continue reading → «Strawberry Shortcake»

06/9/14
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Olallieberry Sauce

WEDNESDAY Dry~Poached Chicken Breasts  with Olallieberry Sauce  |  Roasted Green Bean & Baby Potato Salad “Marionberries and olallieberries are relatively new varieties of cultivated blackberries, both very popular with Northwest growers.  Both bear large, black, shiny, sweet berries with a medium~to~firm texture and more than a hint of wild blackberry flavor…In most places berry season Continue reading → «Olallieberry Sauce»

04/11/14
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Salmon Grilled with a Vodka~Infused Citrus Glaze & Miso Roasted Asparagus

Grilled Salmon with a Vodka~Infused Citrus Glaze  |  Miso Roasted Asparagus  |  Brown Rice We don’t eat enough fish.  It’s a fact, both here in my own home as well as in the broader realm of the general American diet.  Despite the well-known health benefits, cited here and here, of a diet which includes foods Continue reading → «Salmon Grilled with a Vodka~Infused Citrus Glaze & Miso Roasted Asparagus»

02/11/14
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Chicken Salad with Almonds & Oranges

MONDAY Chicken Salad with Arugula, Marcona Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds & Oranges When I serve a salad as the main course for dinner to my clan it has to be substantial.  And by “substantial” I don’t necessarily mean in size {although my football/baseball playing high school son eats his weight around here} but rather in flavor…it Continue reading → «Chicken Salad with Almonds & Oranges»

02/1/14
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Cobb Salad & Dry Poaching Chicken Breasts

THURSDAY As I mentioned yesterday, I have fallen a bit behind this week.  One thing leads to another and here I sit on Saturday morning chatting with you about our dinner on Thursday night.  I know I could have let this one slide…you probably would never have noticed the missing post…but this salad deserves its Continue reading → «Cobb Salad & Dry Poaching Chicken Breasts»

01/31/14
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Classic Char Siu Pork & Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit

TUESDAY Classic Char Siu Pork  |  Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit  This was Tuesday evening’s dinner and I am just getting to this post today…Friday!  Not like me, I know, but some weeks just head off in a direction far different then the one we had planned.  On Monday, Michael found out he needed Continue reading → «Classic Char Siu Pork & Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit»

01/22/14
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Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine

TUESDAY   “82.  Cook – Cooking just might be the single most important thing you can do for your dietary health.  In theory, it should make little difference to your health whether you cook for yourself or let someone else do the work for you.  But, unless you can hire a personal chef to prepare Continue reading → «Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine»

01/17/14
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Brown Sugar-Rosemary Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts, Apples + Onion

THURSDAY Brown Sugar-Rosemary Pork Chops  |  Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Apples + Onion I have fallen behind this week…it happens.  Our dinners from the beginning of the week did not get posted, emails sending New Year’s wishes and recipes to try from wonderful folks like yourself, who regularly join us for dinner here, sit unanswered Continue reading → «Brown Sugar-Rosemary Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts, Apples + Onion»

12/3/13
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Pumpkin Soup & Thyme~Roasted Grapes with Ricotta and Grilled Bread

MONDAY Pumpkin Soup  |  Thyme~Roasted Grapes with Ricotta and Grilled Bread   “One day many years ago a man walked along and stood in the sound of the ocean on a cold sunless shore and said, “We need a voice to call across the water, to warn ships; I’ll make one. I’ll make a voice Continue reading → «Pumpkin Soup & Thyme~Roasted Grapes with Ricotta and Grilled Bread»

10/22/13
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Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn

MONDAY Chicken Salad Sandwiches  |  Garlic~Thyme “Mayonnaise”  |  Cranberry~Orange Coolers  |  Truffle~Parmesan Popcorn   Sunday dinners are different.  More often than not, the table is set in the dining room, flowers and candles dress the tabletop, dinner starts a bit earlier and we linger around the table a little longer, savoring a meal as well Continue reading → «Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn»