08/5/14
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Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad

“No matter what the variety, it is still safe to say that the fresher the corn the better.  If you don’t have a corn patch of your own, buy locally grown corn straight from the farmer ~ at a produce stand on the side of the road or at a farmer’s market.  At the market, Continue reading → «Summer Skillet Corn & Tomato Salad»

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»

05/6/14
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Tuscan~Style Veal Chops & Spring Greens with Oregano Vinaigrette

SUNDAY Tuscan~Style Veal Chops  |  Spring Greens with Oregano Vinaigrette  |  Roasted Baby Fingerling Potatoes “Happy is the herb gardener through all the seasons and the years.  His is a life enriched with rare fragrances to be enjoyed at dawn and dusk and in the heat of noon.  It is an esthetic experience to watch Continue reading → «Tuscan~Style Veal Chops & Spring Greens with Oregano Vinaigrette»

05/2/14
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Pan~Seared Halibut & Creamy Sorrel Sauce

WEDNESDAY Pan~Seared Halibut  |  Steamed Baby Potatoes  |  Creamy Sorrel Sauce  |  Sautéed Purple Asparagus   “Because its tartness is so pronounced, sorrel is good at brightening foods like potatoes, oily fish, eggs, and grains.  Sliver a few leaves into a salad and the palate is given a nudge.  Cream and sorrel are divine together, Continue reading → «Pan~Seared Halibut & Creamy Sorrel Sauce»

04/16/14
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Mushroom, Asparagus & Goat Cheese Spring {Crustless} Quiche

MONDAY Mushroom, Asparagus & Goat Cheese Spring {Crustless} Quiche  |  Farmer’s Mix Kale Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette “Eating what stands on one leg {mushrooms and plant foods} is better than eating what stands on two legs {fowl}, which is better than eating what stands on four legs {cows, pigs, and other mammals}.”  Chinese Proverb via Continue reading → «Mushroom, Asparagus & Goat Cheese Spring {Crustless} Quiche»

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»

04/8/14
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Spiced & Grilled Steak with Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh

SUNDAY Spiced & Grilled NY Strip Steaks  |  Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh  |  Hummus & Toasted Pita Wedges I have never found myself particularly attracted to the cuisine of the Middle East, India, Thailand, Africa or the Mediterranean.  Not because of any dislike mind you but rather ignorance.  Not having been introduced to those foods growing up, Continue reading → «Spiced & Grilled Steak with Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh»

03/20/14
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Shredded Egg Salad & Avocado Bruschetta

TUESDAY Shredded Egg Salad  |  Smashed Avocado Bruschetta I prepared this salad {dry, without any dressing} around lunchtime Tuesday, happy to be getting a jump on dinner when I had a few moments to spare as the afternoon was packed with activities.  My plan was to be able to come home, fluff and minimally dress Continue reading → «Shredded Egg Salad & Avocado Bruschetta»

03/15/14
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Baked Chicken Wings & Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette

THURSDAY Honey, Garlic & Lemon Baked Chicken Wings  |  Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette Yes, I know…another chicken wing recipe.  But, are there, really, ever too many chicken wings recipes?  Obviously, I don’t believe so.  These little pieces of poultry perfection {tender meat, skin that crisps when cooked, a diminutive size that makes eating with Continue reading → «Baked Chicken Wings & Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette»