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Pork Chops and Peaches

‘Tis the season… Stone fruits – peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots – they’re all starting to hit the stores. And I am psyched! I am a huge summer fruit fan. I know that most of this stuff – especially berries – are n...

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

I brought home a 4-pound package of strawberries. Four pounds. Like Victor and I could possibly eat four pounds of strawberries before they turned to mold. It was one of those I know I shouldn’t do this but they look too good to pass up moments. It wasn&...

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Pork Chops and Apples

Dinner was definitely going to be pork chops, tonight. I had taken them out of the freezer at 3:30 t...

Banana Pound Cake Pudding

The problem with making desserts around here is there’s only two of us eating them. There come...

Fig and Onion Jam

We have friends from South Carolina stopping by, today. That means we have to cook. We’re doin...

Fig Tart

I just realized the danger of winging a recipe. Victor declared this tart to be one of the five best...

Tomatoes, Figs, and Sausage

I had a bit of an unexpected day off from work, today – I had to get nasty cancerous things cu...

Fig Peach Rugelach

If the Apocalypse ever happens, we’re going to have plenty of food in the basement! In just th...

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...