08/28/14
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Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}

“I have a love affair with tomatoes and corn.  I  remember them from my childhood.  I only had them in the summer.  They were extraordinary.”   ~  Alice Waters   September is knocking at the door.  The children here are back in school and the days are becoming noticeably shorter.  But, before the lingering days Continue reading → «Summer Corn Chowder {Dairy~Free}»

02/17/14
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Chicken Wings & Katsu Sauce

MONDAY Oven~Baked Chicken Wings  |  Katsu Sauce  |  Jasmine Rice  |  Steamed Broccoli “Sometimes we cook purely for the pleasure of it, understanding the provenance of our ingredients, choosing them with great care, thoughtfully taking them on the journey from shop to plate.  We seek out the perfect recipe and take our time, lovingly preparing Continue reading → «Chicken Wings & Katsu Sauce»

02/7/14
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Celery Soup

WEDNESDAY Jane Grigson’s Celery Soup  |  Buffalo Chicken Wings It is just about 5:30pm on a very wet Friday evening.  Rain…glorious rain…has been coming down, steadily, for hours.  Not a shower, mind you, but a thoroughly soaking rain streaming down from a sky the color of battleship gray.  It has eluded us for months, this Continue reading → «Celery Soup»

01/28/14
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Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls

MONDAY Soba Noodles with Sweet~Ginger Scallion Sauce  |  Baked Veggie Egg Rolls Our weekly meatless meal rarely works out to be on Monday evening.  As proponents of the traditional Sunday Supper, we usually enjoy leftovers on Monday, or some variation arising from the remnants of whatever roasted dish was made the evening before.  But, this Continue reading → «Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls»

01/27/14
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Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

SUNDAY Rosemary Chicken Lasagna   Not too long ago, I came upon this lasagna recipe over at the Feasting at Home blog and I knew it would find its way to our dinner menu sooner rather than later, if for nothing more than to satisfy my curiosity.  As I have recently mentioned, I have an Continue reading → «Rosemary Chicken Lasagna»

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»

11/22/13
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EPIC Ragu Bolognese

WEDNESDAY EPIC Ragù Bolognese A certain magic happens as the beef and aromatic vegetables slowly cook down with wine, tomato paste, and broth ~ Bon Appetit   Let’s get one thing clear before we begin…there is nothing quick about making a ragù {at least one worth eating}.  It is not the dinner you “whip up” Continue reading → «EPIC Ragu Bolognese»

11/7/13
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Chicken Pot Pie

WEDNESDAY Chicken Pot Pie “Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Meet the Austins   We have been home for a couple of days, arriving in the first few hours of Monday morning, but that overwhelming sense of relief and comfort which washes over Continue reading → «Chicken Pot Pie»

10/12/13
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Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}

FRIDAY Meatballs  |  Marinara Sauce  |  Roasted Spaghetti Squash “Noodles” This week I posted 4 different recipes for meatballs on my Tumblr blog and when I posted our dinner menu for the week here I had not decided which recipe I was actually going to use.  Each recipe had something that appealed to me.  Slow Continue reading → «Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}»

10/1/13
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Tomato Soup & A Day at the Beach

MONDAY French Tomato Soup with Gruyère Tartines   I woke this morning to the sound of a light rain.  With windows left open from a warm autumn afternoon yesterday I listened as the soft shower fell upon the ground covered with crisp leaves.  The sound of footsteps in the yard below my window pulled me Continue reading → «Tomato Soup & A Day at the Beach»