March 2012

Georgia Good Times

March 29, 2012

Tonight is Bettina’s cousin birthday (that’s him on the left and his adorable son, along with Bettina’s husband – they started the day with a successful turkey hunt). We’re celebrating his big day tonight in South Georgia with some quail stuffed with jalapeño and wrapped in bacon, grilled venison, vine-ripe tomato salad, and a special […]

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Egg Season

March 22, 2012

Suzanne sources her chickens and eggs directly from a farmer in rural Maryland who makes deliveries every other week in to the city. Her standard order is two roast chickens and two dozen eggs. For the last delivery she received this email from the farm: “A little chat about farm life: As you probably know […]

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With Amy Pennington’s Urban Pantry cookbook still within quick reach on our bookshelf, we are reminded of the importance of keeping an organized kitchen and having certain pantry items on hand, especially for weekday cooking. We decided to republish this post with some advice, as it is again time for a little spring cleaning and […]

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St.Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and, although we are not Irish, we were inspired to post on this holiday because of a short radio clip we heard the other day that said St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland is not green beer and pubs as we know it in the U.S. In Ireland, the pubs are […]

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We’re working on developing new flavors of Mexican favorites and we are hoping that you may not miss the meat with these earthy-tasting tacos, adapted only slightly from Rick Bayless’s Mexican Kitchen. They are made with dried pasilla peppers and a mix of sautéed wild mushrooms. The pasilla is a rich-flavored, medium hot pepper that […]

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Summer is the time to get together with family and friends and share wonderfully long, languorous meals. We have been making this tomato sauce a lot lately. It is a simple recipe of olive oil, garlic, onions and canned or fresh, ripe tomatoes. That’s it. It is not overdone with dried spices (oregano, basil, bay […]

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Exceptionally easy to make. these scones would be a wonderful weekend treat. Although we understand that many of us are trying to cut calories rather than add them, this is a great recipe and these are so delicious, we think they are worth the occasional splurge. Not too sweet, they are best served warm with […]

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A good sauce can turn something boring into something new and delicious. We love having this pepper yogurt sauce on hand in the fridge to drizzle on everything – eggs, tortillas, meat, chicken……. Our dinners this week have been delicious because of it. So good. Recipe: Red Pepper Yogurt Sauce 1 ¼ c. Greek yogurt […]

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