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Tomatoes, Figs, and Sausage

I had a bit of an unexpected day off from work, today – I had to get nasty cancerous things cut off my delicate skin – so… into the kitchen to properly heal! It only makes sense, right?!? I mean… food is medicine, food is healing. Throw...

Fig Peach Rugelach

If the Apocalypse ever happens, we’re going to have plenty of food in the basement! In just the past few days we have made Fig, Caramelized Onion, and Pepper Jam, 15 quarts of Victor’s Pasta Sauce – made from our own tomatoes and fresh herbs ...

Fig Jam

Last week was a whirlwind. It started with a company party and overnight in Philadelphia, brunch wit...

Chicken with Shaved Cantaloupe

This is a bit of a spin on a Bon Appetit recipe from the latest issue. Their recipe was for pork cut...

Cherry Upside-Down Polenta Cake

Ah… what to do with 2 pounds of fresh cherries… If you’re a normal person, you ju...

Summertime Cooking

One of the true joys of summer is the bounty of fresh fruit available. I’m one of those guys ...

Nectarine Squares

This is a bit of a no-brainer bar cookie that really works well with thin slices of fresh fruit. I&...

Pear Crumble

Fresh pears. Yum. I had picked up 4 pears – 2 bartlett and 2 reds – on a whim, and when...

Ham, Peppers, and Pineapple

  We’re still getting peppers from the garden and I’m still working on ways to use...

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Peach Pepper Jam

  I had peaches. I had fresh peppers from the garden. I had canning jars. Time to make some ja...

Pork Tenderloin and Peach Salsa

I think this is one of my most favorite food combinations.  Peaches, onions, and hot peppers atop ...

Grilled Peaches

There’s a new cheese in town.  White Stilton with Peaches and Cream.  It’s pretty out...

Ricotta Cream Pear Tart

I just love it when Victor disappears into the kitchen after dinner.  Actually, I love it any time...

Pork Tenderloin with Cherries

I had a few cherries left – maybe a cup and a half – that were close to losing their oo...